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GERMAN READER 



EDITED WITH 



NOTES AND A VOCABULARY 



BY 



WATERMAN T. HEWETT, Ph.D. 

Profbssok op thb Gbkman Languagb and Litbraturb in 

CORNBLL UnIVBRSITV 



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Copyright, 1899 
By The Macmillan Company 



Set up and electrotyped, January, 1899. Rcprinted, August, 1899 

Reprinted, July, 1900 



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PREFACE. 



The present work aims to furnish in a Single volume attract- 
ive selections for German reading suüicient in variety and 
amount for all preliminary instruction until the study of classical 
authors can be advantageously begun. It is designed to be 
used in connection with the grammar, and may be taken up as 
soon as the Student has thoroughly mastered the forms of in- 
flection. Facility in translation can be most readily attained 
by the use of selections which present no unusual or extra- 
neous difficulties, and, at the same time, illustrate the familiär 
and natural language of every-day life. Even where German 
is studied for the later reading of scientific works, the best 
preparation is found in the acquisition of a populär vocabu- 
lary, and a mastery of familiär forms of expression by the rapid 
reading of easy prose and poetry. 

Selections for reading should lend themselves easily and 
naturally to rewriting in other forms of Statement, in which the 
original language furnishes the words, and forms the model of 
expression. The attempt to teach extended translation into 
German before the pupil has read a considerable amount, and 
has acquired a familiarity with certain forms to which he can 
unconsciously refer, yields but unsatisfactory results. The 
works of American and English writers do not constitute the 
best model, because they contain idioms which cannot be 
directly rendered into German. Works which are strongly 
colored with the individuality of the author are less valuable, 
for if the Student acquires laboriously the ability to translate 
an author's characteristic speech, he may never again have oc- 



IV PREFACE, 

casion to use that form of expression. The use, therefore, of 
German stories or descriptions as a model for rewriting will 
avoid the introduction of foreign Clements, which q^nnot be 
translated into German save by an inconvenient paraphrase, 
the reason for which the pupil cannot know, and for the cor- 
rectness of which he must rely upon the absolute dictum of 
his teacher. By making the text which he reads a Standard, 
the stude'nt is guided intelligently in acquiring the power to 
write German. 

Simple and familiär German also affords the best material 
for speaking German, for it can be readily turned into a con- 
versational form, and there is no limit to its pra^tical applica- 
tion to this end in the hands of a skillful teacher. The reading 
of plays affords opportunity. for practice in speaking, besides 
imparting an indispensable knowledge of German idioms. 

A few repetitions in the forms of Statement in the notes will 
be, I trust, found rather an advantage than otherwise. The 
selections will not be read in regulär order by any teacher, and 
a grammatical ill^istration might be left unnoticed. Variety in 
the choice of reading will add to the interest of the scholar. 

The longer selections have been taken from modern writers 
of recognized merit, and a certain completeness has been 
sought, in place of the fragmentary character which sometimes 
obtains in such works. 

The selections of poetry have been chosen so as to appeal 
to the Imagination, and to familiarise the Student not only with 
populär and national poems, but also with poems which are 
the Originals of many favorite translations into English with 
which he is already familiär, and which he will welcome in 
their earliest form. Great stress should be laid upon commit- 
tingto memory the best of these poems. A correct pronun- 
ciation is not only thereby promoted, but intonation and a 
knowledge of the quantity of vowels — an acquisition which 
students often attain last — can be better learned from verse. 



PREFACE, V 

and retained, where a mere prose Statement would not linger 
in the meniory. 

Many teachers attach much value to the reading of selections 
from German history, as it reproduces the life of the country 
itselfy and its eventful past Provision has therefore been 
made for this requirement by including extracts which describe 
a few great epochs in German history. 

Such prose selections as "Auf der Eisenbahn" and the 
dramas advance beyond the language of mere narrative and 
description, and present the practical speech of every-day life. 

The variety of selections makes it possible to reserve cer- 
tain parts especially for translation at sight. This should be 
begun at an early period, and be insisted upon throughout the 
course. The scholar thus leams to apply what he has before 
learned ; memory is strengthened by the appeal to supply at 
once the missing meaning, and the analogy of English speech 
comes to his aid by suggesting a parallel signification. The 
ability to distinguish the special and often subtle force of pre- 
fixes, and of Compound forms is acquired by practice in assign- 
ing swiftly a meaning which is suggested by the form of the 
Word or by its resemblance to other words. In such translation, 
the German order of words will at first naturally be followed, 
and the pupil will thus become familiär with German thought 
in its ordinary expression. Later, greater attention may be 
paid to securing fidelity to English idioms, as well as neatness 
and accuracy of rendering. 

Translation at hearing will teach the pupil to distinguish the 
sound of a word apart from its form, and should accompany 
the earliest reading. 

The study of the relations of English and German, constitutes 
a special line of study, and is something apart from the acqui- 
sition of facility in translation, and the general principles of the 
language. It should therefore have a distinct place in any 
course of study. A cognate word presents often a divergent sig- 



vi PREFACE, 

nification, and development of meaning or use. A child in 
acquiring a foreign language learns rapidly because it grasps a 
word at once as the representative of an object, an activity, a 
quality, or mode of action. It does not reason or reflect upon 
the signification or use but accepts it. An unfolding of parallel 
forms or uses might dull or make uncertain the primal significa- 
tion instead of aiding it. We use with absolute assurance 
words upon the development of whose signification we have 
never reflected. Such words as " however," " nevertheless," 
" notwithstanding," "moreover," "by no means," are illustra- 
tions of this fact. Our correct use of such expressions does 
not depend upon a knowledge of their history or how they came 
to be originally employed. 

In the vocabulary it has been deemed best to present the 
word in its present accepted use, and to subordinate any pre- 
sentation of its original history or relation to English words. 
The correspondence in form between English and German 
Speech rests upon a few principles upon the mastery of which 
such relationships may be readily traced. At the same time, 
attention has been called to the history of the word within the 
language itself, as the Student may be supposed to know it. 

I regret that I have been deprived of the assistance of my 
former colleague, Dr. Howard Parker Jones, whose name was 
originally associated with mine in the preparation of this vol- 
ume. Owing to his acceptance of a professorship in another 
institution, I have been unable to rely upon his accurate learn- 
ing and valued Cooperation. I desire to acknowledge my in- 
debtedness to two graduate students of this University, Miss 
Anna M. Bowen, Ph.D., and Miss Elena P. Nearing, B.S., 
whose admirable scholarship and fine literary taste have been 
generously placed at my disposal. 

CoRNELL University, 
December 26, 1898. 



CONTENTS. 









TAGE 


PREFACE 


• • • • 


• • • 

. 111 


ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS. 






1. ficfftng .... 


» • • • 


. 1 


2. mx finb aUeS jc^ulbig . 






1 


3. 3Baltcr Scott 






1 


4. ^ie golbcne ÖJanö 






. 2 


5. ^er 3BoIf unb bcr ©c^fcr . 






2 


6. ^cr Sc^micb . . . . 






2 


7. I^er Swc^ w"^ i>ci^ 3*cgcn6o(! 






3 


8. ?Bic bic ^Trbcit, fo bcr 2o^n . 






. 3 


9. 3)cr 33rato))fe( . . . . 






4 


10. 2^icSeibcr toon^cin^bcrg . 


Wrimm 


4 


1 1 . ^ei Swc^ wn*> i>€t .^^n 


Simrocf . 


. 5 


12. Xaö 9Kävd)cn Dom TOonnc im 3Kon 


be . . . . 


6 


13. 9(bcnteuev bc^ ©oron^ üon Wün(^^ai 


ufcn . . . . 




1 4. ^ie fünftlic^c Crgel 


fieanber . 


9 


15. l)k Bremer ©tabtmufifantcn . 


(^rimm 


11 


16. ^er ^rmc unb ber 9?cid)c 


ÖJrimm 


15 


17. 3)ornrüa(f)en . . . , 


öJrimm 


20 


18. ^Q§ geuev^eug . . . . 


91nberfen. 


24 


19. ^a^^aficv bc^J SScrgeffenS . 


^aumbac^ 


34 


20. ^ic ®efd|id)tc Don Äalif ®tovd) 


.^QUff 


44 


POETRY. 






1. ©c^tüülbenlicb . . . . 


(Sturm 


58 


2. 2)u bift wie eine ^lumc 


.^eine 


59 


3. 3)Q§ 6d)Io& am 'üKcere . 


Urlaub . 


59 


4. 3)ie Sorelei 


§eine 


60 


5. ^ic traurige ©efc^ic^tc Dom bumm 


ten 




6än^)cn . . , . 


Söme 


nftein 


61 



n CONTENTS. 








PAGE 


6. S)ietinbcr 


^einc 


. 62 


7. 3)rei ^adre unb Gincv 


Slürfert 


. 63 


8. Mt-m irf) ein SBöglein tuör' 


SSoH^Iieb . 


. 64 


9. (Sin Sic^tenSaum ftel^l einfam 


^eine . 


. 64 


10. ^u f*öne^ gifrfiermäbc^n . 


§eine , 


. 65 


11. ^er «äirtin Störfiterlein 


Urlaub 


. 65 


1 2. ^er gute Äamerab . 


Urlaub 


. 66 


13. %\t ©renabiere 


^eine . 


. 67 


14. ^er Solbat .... 


ß^amiffo («llad&bcw 


\ 


% 


Mnift^cn toon J&. ®. ^nbcrfen 


) 68 


15. (Srlfönig 


©oet^e 


. 69 


16. IRü^c^en auf ber ^cibc 


©oet^e 


. 70 


17. 3)a§ SSeilc^en . 


ÖJoet^e 


. 71 


18. SSo^It^un .... 


6:iaubiuS 


. 72 


19. ^ie |)enne 


6Iaubiu§ 


. 72 


20. 3)er ©änger . 


öJoetl^e 


. 73 


21. SBorbarofja 


IRücfcrt 


. 75 


22. 2)er ^ilgrim Dor @t. 3uft . 


^laten 


. 76 


23. 3)ie 3Seiber öon ^inSperg . 


6 :^ a m i f f . 




24. 3)er ^^annenboum . 


»olf^Iieb . 


, 78 


25. ^eimlid^e Siebe 


S^olf^lieb . 


. 79 


26. Siebc^treue 


»olfölteb . 


. 79 


27. ^vX bu bid) .... 


SBoH^lieb . 


. 80 


28. %\i ^eibelberg, bu feine . 


@rf)effel 


. 81 


29. 3)ie Hoffnung .... 


©d^iUer 


. 82 


30. luf ber Überfahrt . 


U^Ionb 


. 82 


31. !iiJanbrer§ 9?a(^tlieb . 


©oet^e 


. 83 


Gin ©leiere« .... 


©oet^e 


84 


32. 3)ie ^Qfferrofe . 


©eibel. 


84 


33. 3n ber "^^^ . 


^laten 


85 


34. moftlofe Siebe .... 


©oet^e 


86 


35. Erinnerung .... 


®oett)e 


86 


36. 3)ie ^-h^aüfa^rt nad^ leölaar. 


|)eine . 


87 


37. 3)ie SBoc^t am Sil^ein 


©d^necfenburger 


90 


38. 3)eutf(^Ianb über aUe§ 


^.to.goHer^Ieber 


t 91 


39. 3)eutfc^e 9?ational^l)mne . 


§arrie§ 


92 


40. Ein' fefte SBurg ift unfer ®ott . 


Sutl^er 


93 



CONTENTS, 



IX 



HISTORICAL SELECTIONS. 

1. toifer ttirl bcr ©rofec . 

2. 3)er erfte Äreuj^ug 

3. %tx 5ii)cilc Äreu^^ug unb 5ricbi*icf| 

SBarborofjag Xob 

4. ^ilf)e(m ^eU unb bei* 6(^n>ei5evbunb 

5. Sut^r auf bem 97eid)Stage ^u ^ovmd 

6. 3«6rcrf|t Don aSanenftein 

7. 3)ic ©c^tac^t bei Sü^n 



PAGB 

Süttrtng^auiS 95 

5)u!Icr . . 100 

Stegcr . . 102 

3fd)offc. . 105 

Üüttringl^ou^ 111 

!Qüttring^au$ 114 

9}q(^ Henning 116 



COMPLETE PROSE SELECTIONS. 

1. Stuf ber Gifenbol^n 

2. 3mmenfcc .... 



Ci)crftä(fcr 
8 tonn . 



121 
135 



DRAMATIC SELECTIONS. 

1. SWüHer qI§ ©ünbenbod . 

2. ^iner inug ^traten 



SBcnebtj. . 174 
Scc^mciftcr . 208 



NOTES 
VOCABULARY 

GRAMMATICAL INDEX 



239 
309 

415 



Elementary Selections. 



1. Seffinfl. 

Seffing tarn eine« äbenb« nai) §aufe unb tlopfU an feine 

3:^üre. 2)er SSebiente fa^ au« bem Jenfter^ crfannte feinen 

§errn im 3)un!e(n nid^t unb rief: „Der Dichter ift nid^t ju 

§aufe." — „Schabet nic^t«/' antwortete iieffmfl, „ic^ toerbe 

5 ein anbermal iDieberfommen/' unb fling rul^iß fort. 

2. SSiv fiti^ aUt9 fclmlbig. 

@in ^ürft jog burd^ eine Stabt, tjon toeld^er er gel^ört 
l^atte, ba^ befonber« gro^e 9(rmut in berfelben ^errfc^te. 
&U\d)\oo\)l Rotten i^m bie ßintoo^ner einen glänjenben ßm- 
))fang bereitet. 911« ber gürft l^ierüber feine SJerlDunberung 
lo 5u er! ennen gab, fagte einer : ,,6ure ^Jlajeftät, toir ^aben atte« 
get^an, tt)a« toir fc^ulbig toaren, finb aber and) aKe« fd^ulbig 
toa« ioir get^an^^ben." 

3. maiiev Ztoit 

Stuf einem S^jajierritte mit einem greunbe begegnete Söalter 
Scott einem Settier, ber il^n um eine ©abe an^pxaä). 3)er 
15 3)id^ter griff in bie 2^afd^e, fanb aber, ba^ er fein fleine« 
©elb bei fid^ ^atte. ;,§ier, mein ^reunb," fagte er, „ift ein 
©d^iHing, aber n>o^I gemerft, ©ijjjence bleiben ©ie mir 
fd^ulbig." „®ott fegne ßure ©naben," fagte ber 95ett(er, 
„unb mögen ©ie fo lange leben, bi« id^ ©ie bejal^le." 



2 GERMAN READER. 

Die Königin toon §annotoer feierte auf einer Steife in einem 
SBirtgJ^oug ein, bie „golbene %(xx\,^" genannt, tt)o fie für jtoei 
2:age brei^unbert 2:i^alet bejahten ntu^te. 3)er 2Birt bat 
fie beim ©infteigen in ben SBagen untertl^äniöft, i^m bei bet 
Stüälel^r lüieber bie Snabe il^re« Sefud^e^ ju gönnen. ,3^«" 
©ie baö tüotten, mein lieber 3Kann, fo muffen ©ie mid^ nid^t 
tüieber für %\)x ©d^ilb galten," anttDortete bie Königin. 



5. ^ct SBoIf ttttb bet ^Aäfet. 

6in Sd^äfer l^atte burd^ eine graufame ©eud^e feine ganje 
§erbe berloren. 3)ag erful^r ber SBolf unb lam, feine Äon^ 
bolenj abjuftatten. „©d^äfer," f^jrad^ er, „ift e$ tüal^r, ba^ lo 
bid^ ein fo graufame« Unglüd betroffen l^at ? %\x bauerft mid^, 
unb id^ möd^te blutige J^ränen toeinen." — ,,§abe S)anl, 5Keifter 
Sfegrimm," öerfe^te ber ©d^äfer; „id^ fel^e, bu l^aft ein fe^r 
mitleibige« §erj." — „j)a« ^at er aud^," fügte be« ©d^äfer« 
§unb l^inju; ,,fo oft er unter bem UnglüdE feine« 9?öd^ften 15 
felbft leibet." 

6. ^er ^d^mieb. 

6in ©d^mieb eine« 35orfe« ermorbete einen SKann, unb 
tüurbe verurteilt, gel^ängt ju toerben. 2)ie t)ornel^mften Säuern 
be« Drte« traten jufammen unb baten ben Slid^ter, ba^ ber 
©d^mieb ben 2'ob nid^t erleiben möd^te, toeil er bem Dorfe 20 
nötig h)äre, ba« einen ©d^mieb nid^t entbet^ren fönnte, um 
5ßferbe ju befd^Iagen, Släber au«jubejfern u. f. to. — 3lber ber 
Slic^ter fagte : „3Bie lann id^ benn bie ©ered^tigleit erfüllen?" 



ELEMENTAR Y SELECTIONS. 3 

®in arbeitet fagte: „§err SRic^ter, ed fmb jtoei SBeber in 
bent 2)orfe, unb für einen fo Meinen Drt ift einer flenug; 
laffen ©ie ben anbem j^öngen!" 



7. Set {|it49 itii^ ^ff SSt^vxh^^. 

Sin goid^« toar in einen Srunnen gefallen, ber nur iücnifl 

5 SBaffer enthielt, unb bemühte fid^ tjergeben« ^inauejufommen. 

35a Qucfte ein '^\^^^xAtii. über ben SRanb be« Srunnen« unb 

fragte i^n, ob ba« SBaffer gut fcbmeie. !E)er Jwc^* fcbaute 

il^n liftig oxi unb badete bei fi(^ felbft : „2)u foDft mir mo^l 

l^inau^^elfen." ^ox^x^. aber f^)ra(^ er laut: ,,G^ fc^meit fo 

10 gut, ba^ id^ mid^ nid^t bat)on trennen lann. 5!omm ^erab 

unb fofte e§ felbft!" Der 33odf f prang fogleic^ hinunter unb 

tranl. Äaum aber toar er yxai^XK, fo fprang ber ^u(^« auf 

feinen Studien unb erreid^te öon bort mit einem fü^nen Sa^e 

ben Slanb be^ Srunnenö. ,,£a^ e« bir gut fd^medfen/' rief 

15 er nod^ fd^abenfrol^ bem armen ©efangenen ju, ,,unb toarte 

bis bir ein nod^ größerer 3)ummfopf ^erau^^ilft, al« bu 

f eiber bift!" Darauf lief er baöon. 



8. 88ie bie titbeit, fo bet So^n. 

35ie ^rau eineö armen 3Kanne^ toar gefäl^rlid^ erfranft. 
6r ging ba^er ju einem 3lrjte, ber ebenfofe^r toegen feiner 
20 ®efd^i(flid^feit, aU feine« ©eijc« belannt ioar. Da er glaubte, 
ber Doftor toürbe nid^t fommen, ol^ne beftimmte Sejal^Iung 
gu erwarten, fo jog ber 3)iann eine Sörfe l^erau« unb fagte 
gu i^m: ,,§ier l^abe id^ jioanjig 3:^aler; bie finb alle«, toa« 
id^ in ber SBelt beft^e ; id^ ioiU fie S^nen geben, ob Sie nun 



4 GERMAN READER, 

meine g^rau umbringen ober furieren." 2)er Doftor toar bamit 
jufrieben unb befud^te bie g^rau. 20Iein fie ftarb fd^on in 
einigen 2^agen. 3)er Slrjt Verlangte je^t bie jtDanjig St^aler. 
®er 9Kann fragte i^n, ob er feine grau umgebrad^t l^ätte. 
„®ett)i^ nid^t," anttDortete ber 35o!tor. „§aben ©ie fie 5 
furiert?" ,,9lein, fie ift geftorben." ,,3)ann l^abeh Sie aud^ 
fein 9led^t ju bem Selbe; benn Sie l^aben fie toeber umge^ 
brad^t nod^ furiert." 

Safontaine l^atte bie ®eh)ol^n^eit, jeben 2Cbenb einen 35rat= 
a))fel ju effen. (Sinmal tourbe er auS bem 3^"^^^^ gerufen 10 
unb legte ben 3C^)feI auf ben Äaminfimö. aOSäl^renb feiner 
2lbtt)efenf^eit fam ein g^reunb ing 3^"^"^^^^/ f^^'^ ^^^^ 3lJ)feI unb 
t)erjel^rte il^n. Safontaine fam jurüdf, fanb ben Sl^fel nid^t, 
erriet aber ben 3wf<^'"i^^'^'^ö'^9 wnb rief mit erfünftelter Sluf^ 
regung: ,,3Bo ift ber Sl^fel l^ingefommen, ben ic^ ^ier ge= 15 
laffen %o&^V* — „iSij toei^ nid^t/' fagte ber anbere. ,,3)ag 
freut mid^, ju l^ören, benn id^ l^atte Slrfenif f^ineingetl^an, um 
bie Statten ju vergiften." — „§err (Sott! id^ bin Vergiftet," 
rief ber ®aft äu^erft erfd^redt; ,,fd^idEen ©ie fd^neff ju einem 
2lrjte!" — ,,Sieber gteunb," fagte Safontaine, „beruf^igen Sie 20 
fid^; id^ erinnere mid^ eben, ba^ id^ bieSmal bergeffen f^abe, 
©ift l^ineinjutt^un ; allein eö tl^ut mir bod^ leib, ba^ eg einer 
Süge beburfte, um bie SBal^rl^eit ju entbedfen." 



10. ^ie SSeibet; tioit föeindbetg. 

9(1^ Äönig Äonrab III. ben §erjog SBelf im ^a^re 1140 
gefd^lagen ^atte, belagerte er bie Stabt 2Bein^berg. 2)ie 25 



ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS. 5 

Sintpo^ner tt)e^rten ftd^ aber fo E^artnätfig, ba^ ber erzürnte 
Äönig fd^tour, bie Stabt }u erobern unb bie Bürger nieber= 
jumad^en. Snblid^ tourbe bie 9lot fo gro^, ba^ bie Sin- 
too^ner in bie Übergabe toittigen mußten. 3lber bie Slkiber 

5 mad^ten bie Sebingung, ba^ jebe t)on if^nen auf i^ren Schultern 
mitnehmen bürfe, toa« fte tragen fönne. I)er Äaifer toißigte 
ein, unb ben näc^ften Jag, aU fid^ ba« I^or öffnete, fiebe 
ba! in langem 3wge jogen bie Söeiber au«, jebe aber trug 
auf bem Slürfen i^ren 3){ann ; an ber Spi^e toar bie §erjogin 

10 mit i^rem ©emal^l SBelf auf ben Sd^ultern. Sil« be« Äönigd 
2eute ba« fa^en, f})rac^en i^rer öiele, ba« toäre bie ^Reinung 
nic^t getoefen, unb toollten e« nid^t jugeben. ^er ^5nig 
aber lächelte über ben (iftigen 9(nfd^lag ber Jrauen, unb rief : 
„@in föniglid^ SBort, ba« einmal gef^)roc^en unb ^ugefagt ift, 

15 foll unDertoanbelt bleiben!'' — So erhielten bie 35}ein«berger 
ba« geben. (Sri mm. 

6in hungriger %\xi}^ fam einft in ein Dorf unb fagte ju 
einem §al^n: „Q mein §err ^oi)XK, hjeld^e fd^öne Stimme 
^at bein §err SJater gel^abt! 3^ bin f^ier^ergefommen, um 

20 beine Stimme ju Ij^ören. Singe bod^, bamit id^ l^ören möge, 
ob bu eine beffere Stimme l^abeft ober bein 5ßater!" — 2)er 
^cAfn fd^Io^ l^ierauf bie Slugen unb fing an, auf ba« lautefte 
ju fröl^en. $lö|Iid^ fprang ber %\xi!}^ auf, fing ben §a^n 
unb trug i^n in ben SßJalb. 911« bie Sauern ba« fa^en, 

25 liefen fie bem ?Jud^fe nad^ unb fd^rieen : „35er ?5ud^« trägt uns 
fern §a^n fort!" 3)a fj)rad^ ber §al^n jum S^ud^fe : „§örft 
bu, §err ?Jud^«, toa« bie groben Sauern rufen? Sag' i^nen 
boc^: 3^^ t'^öö« meinen ^ci)^XK unb nid^t ben euren." — 3)a 



6 GERMAN READER, 

He^ ber g^ud^^ ben §al^n au^ bem 5Wau(e unb fj)raci^; ,,3(1^ 
trage meinen §al^n unb nid^t ben euren." — Unterbeffen 
flog ber §al^n auf einen Saum unb rief: ,,2)u lügft, iperr 
^ud^g, bu lügft; id^ gel^öre ben Sauern unb nid^t bir." — 
2)a fd^Iug ber %\xi^^ ftd^ felbft auf« 5Kaul unb fj)rac^: „D 
bu böfe« 3Jlaul, tt)ie toiel fd^tüa^eft bu! SBie t)iel rebeft bu 
Unnü^eö! §ätteft bu je^t nid^t gerebet, fo ^ätteft bu beinen 
gflaub nid^t öerloren!" Simrorf. 



12. 3)ad a^ätdiett tiom 9Ranne im SKRotibe. 

aSor alten 3^^*^*^ ßi^fl ciwntal ein 5Kann an einem lieben 
©onntag^morgen in ben Söalb, fammelte fid^ §oIj, banb e^, lo 
ftedfte einen Storf binein, l^odfte bie SBelle auf unb trug fte 
nad^ §aufe. 35a begegnete i^m untertoeg« ein feiner 5!Rann 
in ©onntag^fleibern, ber in bie Äird^e gelten tüottte. @r 
blieb fte^en, rebete ben SBettenträger an unb fragte: ,,3Bei^t 
bu nid^t, ba^ auf ßrben Sonntag ift, an tpeld^em 2^age ber 15 
liebe ®ott rul^te, at^ er bie SBelt, alle 2^iere unb bie SRen« 
fd^en erfd^affen l^atte?" — 3)er ^ragenbe loar aber ber liebe 
©Ott felbft. %^xivc §olgl^auer jebod^ toar ganj öerftorft unb 
anttportete : ,,©onntag auf ßrben, toa^ gel^t ba^ mid^ an, 
tüag ge^t ba^ bid^ ^jlxkV* „©0 foHft bu beine SleifigtoeUe 20 
tragen etpiglid^!" f^jrad^ ber liebe ®ott, „unb toeil ber Sonn- 
tag auf ßrben bir fo gar untpert ift, fo foHft bu lünftigs 
l^in ett)ig 3Jlontag l^aben unb im 5Konbe ftel^en, ein 2öarnung^= 
bilb für bie, toeld^e ben Sonntag mit Slrbeit fd^änben!'' 

SSon ber 3^^^*^'^ f^^^* i"^ 3Ronbe immer xv^i^ ber ^ann 25 
mit bem ipoljbünbel, unb er tüirb too^l aud^ bi^ in alle ©toig« 
feit bort fte^en bleiben. 



ELEMENTAR y SELECTIONS, 7 

13. W^tnttntx ^t9 Oatotid wn 9liliid|l^aitfeti. 

1. 

^d^ trat meine Sleife nad^ Slü^Ianb mitten im 3Binter an, 
unb reifte ju ^ferb, benn bieg ift bie bequemfte 9lrt ju reifen, 
^d^ toar nur leidet befleibet, toeld^e« id^ jiemlid^ übel em))fanb, 
je tDeiter id^ gegen 9Jorboft l^infam. 

5 2)a§ ganje 2anb lag unter Sd^nee, unb id^ tüu^te toeber 
aOBeg nod^ Steg, ßnblid^, be« Gleiten« mübe, ftieg id^ ob unb 
banb mein ^ferb an eine 9lrt öon f^)i$em 83aumftafen, ber 
über bem (^d^nee l^ert)orragte. 3"^^ ©id^erf^eit na^m id^ meine 
^piftolen unter ben Slrm, legte mid^ nid^t toeit babon in ben 

lo Sd^nee nieber, unb fd^Iief fo feft ein, ba^ bie Slugen mir 
nic^t el^er aufgingen, alg big eg l^eßer 3:ag tt)ar. 35}ie gro^ 
aber U)ar mein Srftounen, a(g id^ fanb, ba^ id^ mitten in 
einem 3)orfe auf bem Äirc^l^ofe lag! 9Kein ^ferb tüar an^ 
fänglid^ nirgenb ju fe^en; bod^ ^örte id^ t% balb barauf 

15 irgenbtüo über mir tüie^ern. 2tlg ic^ nun em))orfal^, fo 
tourbe id^ getoa^r, ba^ eg an ben Söetter^al^n beg Äirc^= 
turmg gebunben h)ar unb öon ba herunterging. 9lun tou^te 
id^ fogleid^, tt)ie id^ bran toar. 3)ag 3)orf tüar nämlic^ bie 
9tadf>t über ganj jugefd^neit getoefen ; bag SBetter l^atte fid^ 

20 auf einmal umgefe^t; id^ tt)ar im Sd^lafe nad^ unb nac^, fo 
n)ie ber ©d^nee jufammengefd^moljen loar, ganj fanft l^erab- 
gefunfen; unb toaö id^ in ber I)un!el^eit für ben Stumj)f 
eineg SBäumd^eng gehalten, ber über bem ©c^nee ^erborragte, 
tt)ar bag Sreuj ober ber SBetterl^al^n beg Äirc^turmg getüefen. 

25 Df^ne mid^ nun lange ju befinnen, na^m ic^ eine bon 
meinen ^ßiftolen, fd^o^ nac^ bem §alfter, fam glüdflid^ auf 
biefe Slrt toieber ju meinem 5ßferbe unb verfolgte meine Steife. 



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2. 

§ierauf öing aUe^ gut, big id^ nac^ Slu^Ianb fam, tt)o eg 
eben nic^t ©itte ift, be^ SBinterg %\x ^Pferbe ju reifen ; fo 
nal^m id^ bort einen fleinen Slennfd^ litten mit einem einzelnen 
^ferbe, unb ful^r tüo^lgemut auf ©t. ^ßeteröburg loö. 

5Kitten in einem fürchterlichen SOäalbe bemerfte id^ einen 5 
entfe^Iid^en SBoIf, ber mit aller Sd^nettigfeit be^ gefrä^igften 
SBinterl^ungerg meinem ©d^Iitten nad^gelaufen fam. 6r l^olte 
mid^ balb ein unb e^ tt)ar fc^Ied^terbing« unmöglich il^m ju 
entlommen. 3Ked^anifd^ legte id^ mid^ ^)(att in ben Sd^litten 
nieber, unb hja^ id^ faum ju l^offen tüagte, gefd^al^ bennoc^ 10 
gleid^ nad^l^er. 2)er 2öoIf belümmerte ftc^ nic^t im minbeften 
um meine SBenigfeit, fonbem f^)rang über mid^ l^intpeg, fiel 
tüütenb auf ba^ 5ßferb, ri^ ab unb i)erfd^Iang auf einmal 
ben ganjen §intertei( beg armen Xier^, toeld^e^ l)or ©d^redfen 
unb ©d^merj nur befto fc^neHer lief. 9Bie ic^ nun felbft auf 15 
biefe 2lrt fo unbemerlt unb gut baöongefommen U)ar, fo 
erl^ob id^ ganj öerfto^Ien mein ©efid^t, unb nal^m mit ßnts 
fe^en toal^r, ba^ ber SBoIf ftd^ beinahe über unb über in baS 
$ferb l^ineingefreffen l^atte. Kaum aber l^atte er fid^ fo 
l^übfd^ l^ineingejlDängt, fo fiel id^ il^m tüd^tig mit meiner 20 
^eitfd^e auf ba^ JJ^K. ©old^ ein unertoarteter Überfall ber= 
urfac^te il^m leinen geringen ©d^redf; er ftrebte mit affer 
aJiad^t ijortoärt«, ber Seid^nam be^ ^Pferbe^ fiel ju SSoben unb 
fiel^e ! ^x\. feiner ©tatt ftedte mein SBoIf in bem ®ef4>irre. 
3d^ meinerfeitg l^örte nun nod^ loeniger auf ju ^eitfc^en unb 25 
h)ir langten in öoffem ©alo^j) in ©t. ^^ßeter^burg <\xk, gang 
gegen unfere beiberfeitigen ©rmartungen unb ju nic^t geringem 
ßrftaunen affer '^v^ifO.yxtx. 



ELEMENTAKY SELECTIONS. 9 

14. Sie fünfinAe Or^ef. 

3Sor langen, langen ^öf^ten lebte einmal ein fe^r gefd^idter 
junger Orgelbauer, ber l^atte fd^on öiele Orgeln gebaut, unb 
bie le^te h)ar immer toieber beffer afö bie bor^erge^enbe. 
3ule|t mad^te er eine Orgel, bie xoax fo lünftlid^, bo^ fie 

5 öon felbft ju fj)ielen anfing, toenn ein 93raut^)aar in bie Äird^e 
trat, OLU bem ©ott fein 3Bo^(gefaßen ^atte. Site er auc^ 
biefe Orgel öollenbet ^tte, befa^ er fid^ bie 2Jläbd^en bed 
Sanbe«, lüä^lte ftd^ bie frömmfte unb fd^önfte unb Ke^ feine 
eigene §od^jeit jurid^ten. SBie er aber mit ber Sraut über 

10 bie Äird^fd^toelle trat, unb ^reunbe unb Sertoanbte in langem 
3uge folgten, jeber einen Strauß in ber §anb ober im 
Äno))fIod^, xoax fein §erj boHer ©tolje« unb ß^rgeije«. 6r 
badete nid^t an feine Sraut unb nid^t an ®ott, fonbern nur 
baran, toa^ er für ein gefd^iiter ?Meifter fei, bem niemanb eö 

15 gleic^tl^un fönne, unb toie äffe Seute ftaunen unb ibn be* 
tounbern loürben, hjenn bie Orgel öon felbft ju fj)ielen begönne. 
©0 trat er mit feiner fd^önen 33raut in bie Äird^e ein — aber 
bie Orgel blieb ftumm. ©a« nal^m fid^ ber Orgelbaumeifter 
fel^r JU §erjen, benn er meinte in feinem ftoljen Sinne, ba^ 

20 bie ©d^ulb nur an ber 33raut liegen fönne unb ba^ fie il^m 
nid^t treu fei. @r f^)ra(^ ben ganjen 2^ag über lein Jöort 
mit il^r, fd^nürte bann nad^tg. I^eimlid^ fein SSünbel unb öerlie^ 
fie. Siad^bem er mele l^unbert 9JleiIen toeit getoanbert loar, 
lie^ er fid^ enblid^ in einem fremben Sanbe nieber, too niemanb 

25 il^n IcLXvxiz unb feiner nad^ il^m fragte. 3)ort lebte er ftiff 
unb einfam jef^n ^oi}Xt lang; ba überfiel i^n eine namenlofe 
2lngft nad^ ber §eimat unb nad^ ber berlaffenen Sraut. 6r 
mu^te immer toieber baran benfen, toie fie fo fromm unb 



lO GER MAN READER. 

fc^ön getüefen fei, unb toie er fie fo bö^lid^ berlaffen. 3?a(i^= 
bem er öergeblid^ affeg Qet^an, um feine ©e^nfud^t nieberju^ 
!ämj)fen, entfd^Io^ er ftd^ jurücfjufe^ren unb fte um SSer* 
jeil^ung ju bitten. 6r tpanberte 2^ag unb 3?a(i^t, ba^ i^m bie 
^u^fo^Ien tDunb tpurben, unb je mel^r er fid^ ber §eimat 5 
nä{;erte, befto ftärfer tourbe feine ©e^nfud^t, unb befto größer 
feine ängft, ob fie tool^I tüieber fo gut unb freunblid^ ^u il^m 
fein toerbe, tpie in ber '^^\i, tt)o fie noc^ feine Sraut toar. 
©nblid^ fal^ er bie 2^ürme feiner aSaterftabt Don fern in ber 
©onne bli^en. 35a fing er ^n ju laufen h)a^ er laufen 10 
fonnte, fo ba^ bie Seute l^inter il^m l^er ben Äo^jf fd^üttelten 
unb fagten: ,,6nth)eber ift'^ ein 5larr ober er l^at gefto^Ien." 
303ie er aber in baö 2:f^or ber ©tabt eintrat, begegnete il^m 
ein langer Seid^enjug. ipinter bem ©arge l^er gingen eine 
5Kenge Seute, toelc^e toeinten. ,,3B^" begrabt if^r ^ier, i^r 15 
guten Seute, ba^ if^r fo toeint?" „6g ift bie fd^öne ^raü 
be^ Drgelbaumeifterg, bie il^r böfer 3Rann toerlaffen l^at. ©ie 
l^at ung aUen fo toiel ®uteg unb Siebet g^tf^an, ba^ toir fie 
in ber Äirc^e beife^en tooHen." 311^ er bieg f^örte, entgegnete 
er lein SBort, fonbern ging ftiH gebeugten §au^)teg neben bem 20 
©arge l^er unb l^alf il^n tragen. 5liemanb erfannte il^n; toeil 
fie \^xi aber forttt)äl^renb fd^luc^jen unb toeinen (hörten, ftörte 
il^n leiner, benn fie badeten: bag toirb tool^I aud^ einer t)on 
ben bielen armen Seuten fein, benen bie Jote bei £ebjeiten 
®uteg ertüiefen ^at. ©0 fam ber gwg jur Äird^e, unb loie 25 
bie 2:räger bie Äirc^fd^lüeEe überfd^ritten, fing bie Drgel Don 
felbft ju f^)ielen an, fo l^errlid^ tme noc^ niemanb eine Drgel 
f^jielen gel^ört. ©ie festen ben ©arg bor bem Slltare nieber, 
unb ber Drgelbaumeifter lel^nte fid^ ftill an eine ©äule banebcn 
unb laufd^te ben ^önen, bie immer getoaltiger anfc^tooHen, fo 30 



ELEMENTARY SKLECTIOXS, II 

gen)a(tig, ba^ bie Sxti^t in ibren C5runb^fei(em bebte. 2)te 

ätugen fielen i^m ju, benn er toar fe^r mübe öon ber toeiten 

Steife ; aber fein §erj toar frcubig, benn er tüu^te, ba^ il^m 

©Ott üerjiel^en ^abe, unb aU ber le^te Ion ber Crgel )otX' 

5 Hang, fiel er tot auf bo« jieineme ^flafter nieber. 2)a ^oben 

bie Seute bie fieid^e auf, unb ioie fie inne tourben, toer ed fei, 

öffneten fie ben 6arg unb legten il^n )u feiner :i)raut. Unb 

toie fie ben Sarg toieber fd^loffen, begann bie Drgel noc^ 

einmal ganj leife }u tönen, ^ann tourbe fie ftilt unb ^at 

lo feitbem nie toieber öon felbft geflungen. 

£ e a n b e r. 

15. Sie Cremet Stabtmuflfatttett. 

6^ l^atte ein 9Jlann einen 6fel, ber fd^on lange Jal^re bie 
©ädfe unJ)erbroffen jur 3Kü^le getragen ^atte, beffen Äräfte 
aber nun ju ßnbe gingen, fo ba^ er jur 2lrbeit immer un* 
tauglicher toarb. 2)a badete ber §err baran, i^n auö bem 

15 ^tter JU fd^affen, aber ber Gfel merfte, ba^ fein guter 
2Binb toe^te, lief fort unb mad^te fid^ auf ben 9Seg nai} 
Sremen; bort, meinte er, fönnte er ja Stabtmufifant toerben. 
31U er ein SBeild^en fortgegangen loar, fanb er einen 5^0^= 
^unb auf bem ffiege liegen, ber ia>)j)te ioie einer, ber fid^ 

2o mübe gelaufen ^at. ,,9lun, h)a^ )cH)J)ft bu fo, ^ßadfanV" 
fragte ber ßfel. ,,3td^," fagte ber §unb, „toeil id^ alt bin 
unb jeben 2:ag fd^n)äd^er h)erbe unb auf ber 3ööi> «i<^t ^^^^ 
fort fann, l^at mid^ mein §err hjollen totfd^tagen; ba l^ab* 
ic^ Slei^au^ genommen; aber toomit foU id^ nun mein Orot 

25 toerbienen?" „SBei^t bu h)a«," f^)rad^ ber ßfel, „id^ gelje 
nad^ 33remen unb n)erbe bort ©tabtmufüant ; gel^ mit unb 
la^ bid^ aui) bei ber 3RufiI annel^men. "^i) f|)iele bie Saute, 



12 GERM AN READER, 

unb bu fd^Iägft bie ^ßaufen." 2)cr §unb tüar'^ aufrieben, 
unb fic flingen toeiter. 6^ bauerte nid^t lange, fo fa^ ba 
eine Äa^e (xa bem 2Beg unb mad^te ein ©eftd^t tüie brei 
S^age Slegentüetter. ,,9lun, toa^ ift bir in bie Duere gefom= 
men, alter 33artj)u$er?" f^jrad^ ber ®,fel. ,,3Ber !ann ba 5 
luftig fein, XotxvcC^ einem an ben fragen ge^t," antwortete 
bie Äa^e; „toeil id^ nun ju S^^^^i^ fomme, meine 3^^^^^ 
ftumjjf tperben unb id^ lieber hinter bem Dfen ft^e unb 
fjjinne, alö nad^ ben 5Dläufen l^erumjage, l^at mid^ meine 
"^(xyx erfäufen motten; id^ l^abe mid^ jtoar nod^ fortgemad^t, 10 
aber nun ift guter 9lat teuer; h)o fott id^ ^in?" „®el^ mit 
yxx\,^ nad^ Sremen, bu berfte^ft bid^ bod^ auf bie 5lad^tmufif, 
ba fannft bu ein ©tabtmufifant toerben." 3)ie Ka§e ^ielt 
ba« für gut unb ging mit. 3)arauf famen bie brei 2anbe«= 
flüd^tigen an einem §of borbei, ba fa^ auf bem 2^^or ber 15 
^au^^al^n unb fd^rie au« 2eibe«fräften, „2)u fd^reift einem 
burc^ aKarl unb Sein," fj)rad^ ber @fel, „h)a« ^aft bu t)or?" 
„S)a l^ab* id^ gut SBetter j)roj)bejeit," f^)rad^ ber §a^n, „hjeil 
unferer lieben grauen Jag ift, too fie bem ßl^riftfinblein bie 
§embd^en geloafc^en l^at unb fie trodfnen toitt. Slber hjeil 20 
morgen jum ©onntag ®äfte fommen, fo l^at bie §au«frau 
bod^ fein ßrbarmen, unb Ij^at ber Äöd^in gefagt, fie toottte 
mid^ morgen in ber Su!()J)e effen, unb ba fott id^ mir l^eut* 
abenb ben Äo^)f abfd^neiben laffen. 3tun f(^rei' id^ au« t)oI= 
lem §al«, fo lang id^ nod^ fann." ,,@i toa«, bu SRotfojjf," 25 
fagte ber 6fef, „jie^* lieber mit un« fort, h)ir ge^en nad^ 
93remen; ettoa« beffere« al« ben 3:ob finbeft bu überatt; bu 
l^aft eine gute Stimme, unb Xo^xvck loir jufammen mufijieren, 
fo mu^ e« eine 3trt \|(^b^xi" 2)er §a^n lie^ fid^ ben 3Sors 
fd^lag gefatten, unb fie gingen atte toier gufammen fort. 30 



ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS. 13 

©ic fonntcn aber bic ©tabt Sremen in einem lag nid^t 
erreid^en unb lamen obenbd in einen SBalb, h)0 fie übers 
nad^ten tDoQten. ^er @fel unb ber $unb (egten ftd^ unter 
einen großen 99aum, bie Aa^e unb ber i^al^n mad^ten ftd^ in 

5 bie Sfte, ber §al^n aber flog biö in bie ©>)i|e, h)o e« am 
ftd^erften für i^n toar. 6^e er einfd^lief, fa^ er fid^ nod^ 
einmal nad^ oS,tn Dier SBinben um; ba beuchte i^n, er fä^e 
in ber gerne ein günfc^en brennen unb rief feinen ©efellen 
ju, e$ mü^te nid^t gar toeit ein §au« fein, benn e« fd^eine 

10 ein Sid^t. ©^)rad^ ber ßfel : „©o muffen toir und aufmad^en 
unb nod^ l^ingel^en, benn ^ier ift bie Verberge fd^Ied^t." I)er 
ipunb meinte, ein ^)aar Änod^en unb ettoaö S^^U^ ^^ä" 
träten il^m a\xi^ gut. Sllfo mad^ten fie fid^ auf ben Sföeg 
nad^ ber ®egenb, too baö 2id^t tüar, unb fallen eö balb 

15 fetter fc^immem, unb e« toarb immer größer, bid fie bor ein 
^ett erleud^tete« Släuber^au« famen. 2)er 6fel, aU ber 
größte, näl^erte fid^ bem g^enfter unb fd^aute l^inein. „3Bad 
fte^ft bu, ©raufc^immel?" fragte ber ^oifXi. „2öa« id^ fe^e?" 
antlDortete ber 6fel. ,,6inen gebedften lifd^ mit fd^önem 6ffen 

20 unb 3:rin!en, unb Släuber fi^en baran unb laffen'« fid^ Xotüfl 
fein," ,,2)a« toäre h)a« für \xai/* fj)rad^ ber §a^n. „3?/ 
ja, aij, lüären Xoxx ba!" fagte ber ßfel. 2)a ratfd^Iagten bie 
2^iere, toie fie ed anfangen müßten, um bie SRäuber ^inaud 
^u jagen, unb fanben enblid^ ein 3Jlittel. 2)er Sfel mu^te 

25 fid^ mit ben SBorberfü^en auf bad '^tn\itx fteHen, ber §unb 
auf bed 6fe(« SRüdEen f^)ringen, bie Äa^e auf ben ipunb 
Ilettern, unb enblid^ flog ber §a^n hinauf unb fe^te fic^ ber 
Äa^e auf ben Äoj)f. 2öie ba« gefc^e^en toar, fingen fte auf 
ein 3eid^en indgefamt an, il^re ?!Kufif ju mad^en: ber (gfel 

30 fd^rie, ber §unb bellte, bie Äa^e miaute unb ber §a^n 



14 GERM AN READER. 

fräl^te; bann ftürjten fie burd^ ba§ ^enftet in bte Stube 
l^inein, ba^ bie Sd^eiben flirrten. 2)ie Släuber ful^ren bei 
bem entfellid^en ©effi^rei in bie §öl^e, meinten nid^t anber^ 
al^ ein ©efj)enft fäme l^erein, unb flol^en in größter goird^t 
in ben 2öalb l^inau^. 9lun festen fic^ bie öier ©efeHen <xx^, 5 
ben %\\i), nal^men mit bem fürlieb, hjaö übrig geblieben Xo(xx, 
unb o^^^w,, alg lüenn fte bier 3Boc^en jungem fottten. 

2Bie bie toier Sj)ieIIeute fertig tparen, löfd^ten fie ba§ Sid^t 
au§ unb fud^ten fid^ eine ©d^lafftätte, jeber nad^ feiner 9iatur 
unb Sequemlid^feit. 2)er @fel legte fid^ auf ben SRift, ber 10 
§unb l^inter bie 2^1^üre, bie Äa^e auf ben §erb bei bie 
tDarme Slfd^e, unb ber §al^n fe^te fid^ auf ben §al^nenbal!en ; 
unb toeil fie mübe h)aren öon il^rem langen SJöeg, fd^liefen 
fie aud^ balb ein. 3llö 3Jlitternad^t vorbei tpar, unb bie 
Släuber bon tpeitem fallen, ba^ fein Sid^t mel^r im §au§ 15 
brannte, auc^ atte^ ru()ig fd^ien, fjjrac^ ber §au^)tmann: 
„SOBir l^ätten un§ bod^ nid^t foHen in^ SodEöIjorn jagen taffen," 
unb l^ie^ einen l^ingel^en unb ba§ §auö yxxi\,^x\'\xi:iiXK. 3)er 
Slbgefd^idEte fanb aUeg ftiff, ging in bie Äüd^e, ein Sic^t an= 
jujünben, unb tt)eil er bie glüf^enben, feurigen Slugen ber 20 
Äa^e für lebenbige Äo^Ien anfat;, ^ielt er ein ©d^tpefel- 
l^öljd^en baran, ba^ e^ g^euer fangen foffte. Slber bie Äa^e 
ijerftanb feinen S^3a^, f^)rang if^m ing ©efid^t, f^)ie unb 
fragte. SDa erfd^raf er getüaltig, lief unb tDoUte jur §inter= 
t^üre t^inau^, aber ber §unb, ber ba lag, f^jrang auf unb 25 
bi^ il^n inö Sein; unb al^ er über ben §of oca bem 3Rifte 
toorbeirannte, gab il^m ber ®fel nod^ einen tüd^tigen ©d^lag 
mit bem §interfu^; ber §al^n aber, ber toom Särmen au§ 
bem ©d^laf getpedft unb munter getDorben tt)ar, rief t)om 
Salfen Ijerab: „Äiferifi!" 5Da lief ber SRäuber, n?a§ er 30 



ELEMENTAR Y SELRCTTONS. \ 5 

lonnte, ju feinem Hauptmann )urü<f unb fprad^: ,,9((l^, in 
bem ipaud ft^t eine greulid^e $e|e, bie \jqX mid^ ange^aud^t 
unb mit il^ren langen ^Jingem mir ba« ©efid^t jerfra^t; unb 
bor ber %\fvx fte^t ein 5Kann mit einem SReffer, ber ^at mid^ 

5 in^ Sein geftod^en; unb auf bem §of liegt ein fc^lDarje« 
Ungetüm, ba« l^at mit einer §oIjfcule auf mid^ lo^gef^^Iagen; 
unb oben auf bem 3)ad^e, ba fi^t ber SRid^ter, ber rief: 
,S3ringt mir ben Sd^elm ^er.' 2)a mad^te id^, ba^ id^ forts 
fam." 38on nun (xx\, getrauten fic^ bie Släuber nid^t toeiter 

10 in ba^ S^fxvA\ ben öier 33remer SKufifanten gefieP« aber fo 
\ot>\j\ barin, ba^ fie nid^t toieber l^erau« iDottten. Unb ber 
ba« jule^t erjäl^It ^at, bem ift ber SWunb nod^ toarm. 

Brüber (Srimm. 

16. Set 9ltme unb ber 9)eicftr. 

3Sor alten '^txitx^., aU ber Hebe @ott nod^ fclber auf Cr= 

15 ben unter ben 9Jlenfd^en toanbelte, trug e§ fid^ ju, ba^ er 

eine« Slbenb« mübe toar unb il^n bie 9lad^t überfiel, bei^or er 

ju einer Verberge lommen fonnte. 9tun ftanben auf bem 

3Bege öor il^m jtoei §äufer einanber gegenüber, ba« eine gro^ 

unb fd^iJn, ba« anbere Hein unb ärmlid^ anjufe^en, unb ge* 

20 ^örte ba« gro^e einem reid^en, ba« Heine einem armen 

"^QCM^i. 2)a badete unfer $err ©ott: ,,5Dem Sleic^en toerbe 

id^ nid^t befd^toerlid^ fallen, bei i^m ioitt id^ übernad^ten." 

2)er SReid^e, al« er an feine 2^f)ür Ilo^)fen ^örte, mad^te ba« 

g^enfter auf unb fragte ben g^rembling, hja« er fud^te? I)er 

25 iQerr antwortete: ,,3d^ bitte nur um ein 9tad^tlager." 35er 

Sleid^e gudfte ben 9Banber«mann t)om §auj)t bi« ju ben 

3^^en an, unb toeil ber liebe (Sott fd^lid^te Kleiber trug unb 

nic^t au«fa^, toie einer, ber toiel (Selb in ber Jafd^e l^at. 



l6 GERMAN READER. 

fd^üttelte er mit bem Äo^)f unb f^Jtad^: „^6f fann cud^ nid^t 
aufnel^mcn, meine Kammern liegen boH Kräuter unb ©amen, 
unb foffte id^ einen jeben bel^erbergen, ber Cix^, meine SCf^üre - 
flojjfte, fo fönnte id^ felber ben Settelftab in bie §anb ne^= 
men. ©ud^t anber^lüo ein 3luöfommen." gr fd^Iug bamit fein 5 
3=enfter ju unb lie^ ben lieben ©ott ftel^en. 3l[fo lehrte il^m 
ber liebe ©ott ben Slüdfen unb ging hinüber ju bem fleinen 
§au^. Kaum l^atte er angeflo^jft, flinfte ber Slrme fc^on 
fein 2^f^ürd^en auf unb bat ben aSanberömann einjutreten. 
„bleibet bie 9Jad^t über bei mir/' fagte er, „eä ift f4>on 10 
finfter, unb l^eute fönnt if^r bod^ nid^t toeiter fommen." 3)aS 
gefiel bem lieben ©ott unb er trat ju i()m ein. ®ie g^rau beö 
2lrmen reid^te if^m bie §anb, \|\^% if^n tüißfommen unb fagte, 
er möd^te fid^'ö bequem mad^en unb fürlieb neljmen; fie l^ätten 
nid^t Diel, aber toa^ e§ toäre, gäben fie bon §erjen gern. 15 
5Dann fe^te fie Kartoffeln (xx^^ ^euer, unb bertoeil fie fod^ten, 
melfte fie if^re '^\t%t, bamit fie ein n)enig 5D?ild^ baju Ijätten. 
Unb al^ ber 3:ifd; gebedft Ivar, fe^te \\i) ber liebe ©ott ju 
iljnen unb a^ mit iljnen, unb fd^medfte il^m bie fd^ledt^te Koft 
gut, benn e§ tparen bergnügte ©efid^ter babei. 9iad^bem fie 20 
gegeffen l^atten unb ©d^lafenöjeit toar, rief bie g^rau ^eimli(^ 
if^ren 3Rann unb fj)rad^: ,,§ör', lieber 3Kann, toir tooHen 
yxw.^ ^tyx'C na(^t eine Streu mad^en, bamit ber arme 2öan- 
berer fid^ in unfer Sett legen unb au^rul^en fann; er ift ben 
ganjen 2^ag über gegangen, ba toirb er mübe." ,,3Son §erjen 25 
gern," antit)ortete er, „id^ loitl'^ iljm anbieten," ging ju bem 
lieben ©ott unb bat it^n, toenn'^ il^m red^t h)äre, möd^t* er 
fid^ in i^r Sett legen unb feine ©lieber orbentlid^ au^ruljen. 
3)er liebe ©ott aber loollte ben beiben 2llten iljr 2ager nid^t 
neljmen, aber fie liefen nic^t ab, bi§ er e§ enblid^ tl^at unb 30 



KI.KMKXTARy SELECTJOXS, 17 

fid^ in i^r 35ett legte; fic^ felbft aber machten fie eine Streu 
auf bie ®rbe. 3(m anbem 3Worgen ftanben fie Dor lag fc^on 
auf unb fod^ten bem Saft ein Jrü^ftüd, fo gut fie ed Ratten. 
3ll§ nun bie Sonne burc^d J^enfterlein ^ereinfc^ien, unb ber 

5 liebe ©ott aufgeftanben toar, a^ er lieber mit i^nen unb 
n)oIIte bann feine« 2iJege« jie^en. 3(1« er in ber Ibüre ftanb, 
fe^rte er fic^ um linb fprad^: ,,3BeiI ihr fo miticibig unb 
fromm feib, fo münfc^t euc^ breierlei, ba« ioiU ic^ erfüllen." 
Sa fagte ber 3lrme: „3Ba« fott ic^ mir fonft toünfcben aU 

lo bie etoige Seligfeit, unb ba^ h)ir jjpei, fo lang mir leben, 
gefunb babei bleiben unb unfer notbürftige« täglic^ei^ S3rot 
^aben; für« britte toei^ ic^ mir nic^t« ju toünfc^en." Der 
liebe ®ott f^)rac^: aSiUft bu bir nid^t ein neue« §au« für 
ba« alte loünfc^en?" „D ja/' fagte ber ajlann, „menn ic^ 

15 ba« au(^ noc^ erhalten fann, fo loär'« mir too^l lieb." 2)a er« 

füllte ber liebe ©ott i^re SBünfc^e, l^ermanbelte i^r alte« 

^(xyx^ in ein neue«, gab il^nen noc^mal« feinen Segen unb 

30g loeiter. 

6« toar fc^on tJoUer 2:ag, al« ber SReid^e aufftanb. Gr 

20 legte ftd^ in« Jenfter unb fa^ gegenüber ein neue« reinliche« 
^Qi.\x^ mit roten ßi^Ö^^^r *^o fonft eine alte S^vXi^ geftanben 
^atte. 2)a machte er gro^e 9lugen, rief feine %tQi.\x l^erbei 
unb f^jrad^: „Sag' mir, loa« ift gefc^e^en? ©eftern abenb 
ftanb nod^ bie alte elenbe §ütte, unb ^eute fte^t ba ein fc^öne« 

25 neue«§au«; lauf* l^inüber unb l^öre, toie ba« gekommen ift." 
2)ie JJrau ging unb fragte ben älrmen au«. Gr erjä^lte i^r: 
,,®eftern abenb lam ein SBanberer, ber fud^te Jlad^t^erberge, 
unb l^eute morgen beim 2lbf(^ieb ^at er \xx\,^ brei 3Bünfd^e ge= 
h)ä^rt, bie etoige Seligfeit, ©efunbl^eit in biefem Seben unb 

30 ba« notbürftige tägliche Srot ba}u, unb jule^t noc^ ftatt yxxi^ 



l8 GERM AN READER, 

ferer alten §ütte ein fc^öne^ neue^ §au§." Die g^rau be^ 
Steid^en lief eilig jurüc! unb erjä^Ite il^rem 5D?anne toie affeö 
gefommen it>ar. Der 5Kann fj)rac^: „%ii möd^te mid^ jer^ 
reiben unb jerfd^Iagen. §ätt' id^ nur ba^ gett)u^t! ber 
^rembe ift juDor l^ier geh;)efen unb l^at bei \xxk^ übernad^ten 5 
tooHen, id^ ^abe i^n aber abgetuiefen. „@ir bid^/' f^jrac^ 
bie 3^rau, „unb fe^* bid^ auf bein ^ferb, fo fannft bu ben 
2Kann nod^ einl^olen, unb bir aud^ brei SBünfc^e gen)äf^ren 
laffen." 

Der Sleid^e befolgte ben guten 9lat, jagte mit feinem $ferb 10 
babon unb l^olte ben lieben ®ott nod^ ein. @r rebete fein 
unb lieblid^ unb bat, er möd^t*^ nid^t übel nel^men, ba^ er 
nid^t gleid^ tt)äre eingelaffen toorben, er l^ätte ben ©d^lüffel 
jur §augtl^üre gefud^t, bertoeil toäre er n^eggegangen ; n)enn 
er be§ 2Bege^ jurüdffäme, mü^te er bei il^m einfel^ren. „%<x" 15 
fjjrad^ ber liebe ®ott, „toenn id^ einmal jurüdffomme, tt)ill id^ 
e^ t^un." Da fragte ber Sleid^e, ob er nid^t aud^ brei 
SBünfd^e t^un bürfte, h)ie fein 9iad^bar. 3a, fj)ra(^ ber 
liebe ®ott, ba^ bürfte er n)o^l, e^ tt)äre aber nid^t gut für 
il^n, unb foHte fic^ lieber nid^t^ tt)ünfd^en. Der Sleid^e aber 20 
meinte, er iDoHte fid^ fd^on ettoa^ auöfuc^en, ba^ ju feinem 
©lüdf gereid^e, h)enn er nur n^ü^te, ba^ e^ erfüllt toürbe. 
S^rad^ ber liebe ©ott: „Steif ^eim unb brei SBünfd^e, bie 
bu t^uft, bie foHen in Erfüllung gelten." 

5Jun \j(xi\z ber 9leic^e toa^ er Verlangte, ritt l^eimtüärt^ 25 
unb fing oc\ nad^jufinnen, \o<x^ er fid^ toünfd^en follte. 2Bie 
er fic^ fo bebad^te unb bie B^g^l fallen lie^, fing ba§ 5Pferb 
oci\. ju fj)ringen, fo ba^ er immerfort in feinen ©ebanfen geftört 
tourbe unb fie gar nid^t jufammenbringcn fonnte. ®r flojjfte 
il^m ^x\, ben §al^ unb fagte: „©ei ru^ig, Siefe," aber ba§ 30 



ELEMENTAR y SELECTIONS. 19 

?Pfcrb mad^te auf^ neue 3Känner(^en. 3!)a n>arb er jule^t 
ärgerlich unb rief ungebulbiö: „So toottt' id», ba^ bu ben 
§al^ jerbräd^ft!" SBie er baö 2öort au^gef^jrodften hatte, 
J)(umj)^, fiel er auf bie 6rbe, unb lag bad ^^ferb tot unb 

5 regte fic^ nic^t me^r; bamit h)ar ber erfte fflunfc^ erfüllt. 
SBeil er aber bon 9latur geizig n>ar, tooffte er ba^ Satteljeug 
nid^t im ©tid^ laffen, fd^nitt'« ab, l^ing*^ auf feinen Müden, 
unb mu^te nun ju ^u^ ge^en. ,,!I)u ^aft nod^ jtoei Söünfd^e 
übrig," badete er unb tröftete fid^ bamit. SlMe er nun längs 

10 fam burd^ ben Sanb babinging, unb ju 5)littag bie Sonne 
l^ei^ brannte, toarb'^ i^m fo Juarm unb tjerbrie^lid; ju ^ut; 
ber Sattel brüdte il^n auf ben SRüden, aud^ mar i^m nod^ 

• 

immer nic^t eingefallen, \oa^ er fid^ tijünfd^en foHte. ,,®enn 
id^ mir aud^ alle SReid^e unb Sd^ä^e ber SBelt h)ünfd;e," 

15 f^)rad^ er ju fid^ felbft, ,,fo fällt mir l^ernad; nod^ allerlei 
ein, biefe^ unb jene«, bad tt)ei^ id^'im borau«; id^ toill'^ 
aber fo einrichten, ba^ mir gar nid^t^ mel^r ju toünfd^en 
übrig bleibt." 2)ann feufjte er unb f))rad^: „^a, \otx[Xi id^ 
ber ba^rifd^e Sauer ipäre, ber aud^ brei Söünfd^e frei ^atte, ber 

20 h)u^te fid^ JU l^elfen, ber toünfd^te fid^ juerft red^t biel Sier, 
unb jiüeiten^ fobiel S5ier, al^ er trinfen fönnte, unb britten^ 
nod^ ein %(X^ S5ier baju." Wanc^mal meinte er, je^t ifäiU 
er eg gefunben, aber ^ernad^ fd^ien'ö i^m bod^ ju it)enig. 
SDa fam i^m fo in bie ©ebanlen, \oa^ eö feine g^rau je^t 

25 gut l^ätte, bie fä^e bal^eim in einer lül^len Stube unb lie^e 
fid^'g tüol^l fd^meden. 2)a^ ärgerte il^n orbentlid^, unb o^ne 
ba^ er touj^te, f^rad^ er fo ^in: „^d^ toollte, bie fä^e ba- 
l^eim auf bem Sattel unb fönnt' nic^t herunter, ftatt ba^ ic^ 
il^n ba auf meinem WIxitn fc^le|3))e." Unb \o\^ ba^ le^te 

30 aBort auö feinem SKunbe fam, fo n^ar ber Sattel bon feinem 



20 GERMAN READER, 

SHücfcn berfc^tounben, unb er merftc, ba^ fein jtüeiter äBunfc^ 
aud^ in (Erfüllung gegangen toar. 2)a h)arb il^m erft tec^t 
l^ei^, unb er fing ^xi ju laufen unb hoffte ftd^ bal^eim ganj 
einfam in feine Kammer fe^en unb auf ettoa« ©re^e« für 
ben legten SEBunfci^ nad^benfcn. SSJie er aber anlommt unb 5 
bie ©tubent^ür aufmacht, fi^t ba feine g^rau mittenbrin auf 
bem ©attel unb lann nic^t l^erunter, jammert unb fc^reit. 
33a f^jrad^ er: „®ieb bid^ jufrieben, id^ h)ill bir alle Sleid^« 
tümer ber SBelt l^erbeimünfd^en, nur bleib* ba fi^en." ©ie 
fd^alt iE^n aber einen Sd^af^fo^jf unb f^jrad^: „SBaö l^elfen 10 
mir alle Sleid^tümer ber SBelt, tt)enn id^ auf bem Sattel 
ft^e; bu ^aft mic^ barauf gen^ünfd^t, bu mu^t mir o^yxii 
toieber l^erunter^elfen." @r mod^te tooHen ober nid^t, er 
mu^te ben britten SBunfd^ tl^un, ba^ fie bom ©attel lebig 
toäre unb ^erunterfteigen fonnte; unb ber SBunfd^ toarb alö^ 15 
balb erfüttt. Sllfo ^atte er nic^tg babon al« trger, gjlü^e, 
Sd;elth)orte unb ein berlorne^ ^ferb; bie Sfrmen aber lebten 
bergnügt, ftill unb fromm bi^ an ibr feligeg ®nbe. 

Brüber (Srimm. 

3Sor 3^'^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ König unb eine Königin, bie f))rad^en 
jeben 2'ag: „2l(^, toenn toir bod^ ein Kinb l^ätten !** unb friegten 20 
immer leing. 2)a trug fid^ ju, aU bie Königin einmal im 
93abe fa^, ba^ ein ^rofd^ auS bem SBaffer an^ Sanb Irod^ 
unb JU i^r fj^rad^ : „2)ein SEBunfd^ h)irb erfüllt werben; el^e ein 
Sal^r bergel^t, lüirft bu eine 2^oc^ter jur SBelt bringen." SBa« 
ber ^rofc^ gefagt l^atte, ba« gefc^a^, unb bie Königin gebar 25 
ein 9Käbd^en, ba^ toar fo fd^ön, ba^ ber König ijor ^reube 
jid^ nid^t ju laffen \o\x%\.t unb ein gro^eg geft anftettte. @r 



ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS, 21 

labete nic^t blo^ feine 33ern>anbte^ ^reunbe unb Selannte^ fon« 
bem auc^ bie toetfen grauen baju ein^ bamit fie bem Ainb 
l^olb unb gen^ogen tuären. @^ tuaren il^rer breije^n in feinem 
Steid^e^ n^eil er aber nur jtvölf golbene Steuer ^atte^ k>on toelc^en 

5 fie effen foQten^ fo mu^te eine i>on i^nen ba^eim bleiben. 2)ad 
^eft toarb mit atter ^rod^t gefeiert, unb aU e« ju 6nbe toor, 
befd^enlten bie toeifen f^rauen ba$ Jlinb mit i^ren äBunbergaben : 
bie eine mit S^ugenb, bie anbere mit Sc^ön^eit, bie britte mit 
Steic^tum, unb fo mit aKem, toad auf ber 3Be(t nur ^u toünfd^en 

lo ift. 311^ elfe i^re @))rü(^e eben get^an l^atten, trat })Iö$Ii(^ 
bie breije^nte herein, ©ie toottte fid^ bafür rächen, ba^ fie 
nid^t eingelaben tvar, unb o^ne jemanb gu grüben ober nur 
anjuf el^en, rief fte mit lauter ©timme : rr2)ie Äönigötod^ter fott 
fid^ in i^rem fünfzehnten ^(x^ft an einer ©j)inbel fted^en unb 

15 tot l^infatten." Unb ol^ne ein SBort tocitcr ju f})red^en, feierte 
fie fid^ um unb öerlie^ ben ©aal. Sllle maren erfd^rodfen; ba 
trat bie gmölfte ^erbor, bie i^ren SBunfc^ nod^ übrig ^atte, 
unb n)eil fie ben böfen ©prud^ nic^t aufgeben, fonbern nur i^n 
milbem lonnte, fo fagte fie: „6^ foU aber lein lob fein, 

20 fonbern ein ^unbertjäl^riger tiefer ©c^Iaf, in meldten bie Äonig^« 
toc^ter faßt." 

2)er Äönig, ber fein liebe« Äinb bor bem Unglüdf gern be« 
toal^ren tooHte, lie^ ben Scfel^I au^ge^en, ba^ alle ©Jjinbeln 
im ganjen Königreiche fofften öerbrannt werben. 3ln bem 

25 5Käb(^en aber tourben bie (Saben ber toeifen grauen fämtlic^ 
erfüttt, benn e« toar fo fc^ön, fittfam, freunblid^ unb ber« 
ftänbig, ba^ ed jebermann, ber e« anfal^, lieb l^aben mu^te. 
®« gefd^al^, ba^ an bem Xage, h)o e§ gerabe fünfje^n %<x\!fx' 
alt toarb, ber König unb bie Königin nid^t \\x §au« toaren, 

30 unb ba« Wäbc^en ganz ^^^^^ ^^ ©c^tog Zurüdblieb. 2)a ging 



22 GERM AN READER, 

e§ allerorten ^erum, befal^ ©tuben unb Sammern, tote eg Suft 
l^atte, unb \(xxci enblid^ aud^ occi einen alten 2^urm. ®g ftieg 
bie enge SBenbeltrej)^)e l^inauf unb gelangte ju einer Meinen 
3:^üre. %x^ bem ©d^Io^ ftedfte ein toenofteter Sd^lüffel, unb 
ate eg umbrel^te, fj)rang bie SCI^ür auf, unb fa^ ba in einem 5 
fleinen ©tübd^en eine alte ^rau mit einer ©})inbel unb f^jann 
emftg il^ren glad^g. wSuten S^ag, bu alte« SKütterci^en,'' fj)rac^ 
bie Äönifl^tod^ter, „toa« mad^ft bu ba?" «^d^ fj)inn'e," fagte 
bie 3llte unb nidfte mit bem Äol()f. w2Ba« ift bag für ein 
SDing, ba§ fo luftig ^erumf})ringt?" fj)rad^ ba« 5Möbd^en, na^m 10 
bie ©!()inbel unb tooHte aud^ fjjinnen. Äaum l^atte fie aber bie 
©^jinbel angerül^rt, fo ging ber ß^wberfjjrud^ in ßrfüffung, unb 
fie ftad^ fid^ bamit in ben Ringer. 

^n bem Slugenblidf aber, too fie ben ©tid^ emj3fanb, fiel fie auf 
ba« 33ett nieber, ba« ba ftanb, unb lag in einem tiefen ©d^laf. 15 
Unb biefer ©d^laf Verbreitete fid^ über ba« ganje ©d^lo^; ber 
König unb bie Äönigin, bie ^vc{, l^eim gelommen unb in ben ©aal 
getreten toaren, fingen ixxK einjufd^lafen unb ber ganje §offtaat 
mit i^nen. ®a fd^liefen aud^ bie 5Pferbe im ©tall, bie §unbe im 
§ofe, bie 2^auben auf bem 35ad^e, bie ^Jliegen an ber SQBanb, ja, 20 
ba« ^euer, ba« auf bem iperbe fladferte, toarb ftitl unb fd^lief 
ein, unb ber Sraten l^örte auf ju bru^eln, unb ber Äod^, ber ben 
Md^enjungen, toeil er ^i\oo^^ öerfel^en l^atte, in ben §aaren jiel^en 
tooUte, lie^ i^n lo« unb fd^lief. Unb ber SBinb legte fid^, unb 
auf ben Säumen öor bem ©d^loJ5 regte ftd^ fein Slättd^en mel^r. 25 

3ting« \xx(i ba« ©d^lo^ aber begann eine 2)ornenl^ede ju 
toad^fen, bie jebe« %<AjX l^ö^er toarb unb enblid^ ba« ganje ©d^lo^ 
umjog unb barüber l^inau«n)ud^«, ba^ gar nid^t« mel^r baöon ju 
feigen toar, felbft nid^t bie gal^ne auf bem ^^ij, @« ging aber 
bie ©age in bem Sanb öon bem fd^önen fd^lafenben 3)ornrö«c^en, 30 



ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS. 23 

benn fo toatb bic Äönig^toc^ter genannt, alfo ba^ öoji 3«** 
ju 3^it ßönig^fö^ne lamen unb burd^ bie §ec!e in bad Sc^Io^ 
bringen tPoQten. @$ h^ar i^nen aber ntd^t möglid^, benn bie 
3)ornen, alö l^ätten fte ipänbe, l^ielten feft jufammen, unb bie 

5 S^nglinge blieben barin Rängen, fonnten fid^ nic^t n)ieber lo^ 
mad^en unb ftarben eine« jämmerlid^en 2:obe«. 9la(^ langen 
langen 3^'^^^^ ^^"^ tvieber einmal ein Äönig^fol^n in ba« 
2anb unb l^örte, toie ein alter 3!Jlann bon ber 3)ornen^ecfe 
erjäl^lte, e« foHte ein ©d^lo^ ba^interfteben, in meld^em eine 

lo tounberfd^öne Äönigdtod^ter, 2)omrö«d^en genannt, fc^on feit 
l(|unbert 3<*'^'^^i^ fc'^Ii«^/ ^"^ "li* i^^ fd^liefe ber König unb bie 
Königin unb ber ganje ^offtaat. 6r tou^te aud^ Don feinem 
©ro^tjater, ba^ fc^on üiele Äönig§fö^ne gefommen h)ären unb 
Derfud^t l^ätten, burd^ bie 2)omenlfiedfe ju bringen, aber fte mären 

15 barin l^ängen geblieben unb eine« traurigen 2^obe« geftorben. SDa 

fj)rad^ ber Jüngling : ,,3^ fürd^te mic^ nid^t, ic^ toitt l^inau« unb 

ba« fd^öne 2)ornrö«c^en fe^en." 95er gute 3llte mod^te il^m ab« 

raten, n)ie er tooHte, aber er l^örte nid^t auf feine SBorte. 

9flun toaren gerabe bie l^unbert ^okjxt berfloffen, unb ber 2^ag 

2o h)ar gefommen, too 2)ornrö«d^en toieber ertoad^en foHte. 311« ber 
König«fol^n fid^ ber 2)ornen^eie näherte, lüaren e« lauter gro^e 
fd^öne 33lumen; bie tl^aten fid^ Don felbft au«einanber unb liefen 
il^n unbefd^äbigt l^inburd^ ; unb hinter i^m tl^aten fie fid; toieber 
al« eine §edte jufammen. 3»" ©d^lo^^of fal^ er bie ^ferbe unb 

25 fc^edtigen 3<^9t>^utti>^ X\t(^^Xi unb fc^lafen; auf bem Sad^e fa^en 
bie 2:auben unb l^atten ba« Äöjjfd^en unter ben ?Jlügcl gefterft. 
Unb al« er in« §au« fam, fd^liefen bie ?Jliegen q.\\ ber 3öanb, ber 
Kod^ in ber Äüd^e l^ielt nod^ bie §anb, al« ttjollte er ben 3wngen 
anj)adfen, unb bie 9Kagb fa^ t)or bem f4)toarjen iQu^n, ba« foHte 

30 genH)ft toerben. 3)a ging er toeiter unb fal^ im ©aal ben ganjen 



24 GERMAN READER, 

ipofftaqt liegen unb fd^Iafen^ unb oben bei bem S^rone lag ber 
Äönig unb bie Königin. 2)a ging er noc^ toeiter, unb aUeö toar 
fo ftitt, ba^ einer feinen 3ltem ^ören lonnte, unb enblid^ fam er 
ju bem 2^urm unb öffnete bie 3:^üre ju ber fleinen ©tube, in 
toeld^er Dornröschen fc^lief . 2)a lag e§ unb it>ar fo fd^ön, ba^ er s 
bie 2lugen nid^t abtoenben fonnte, unb er fonnte eS aud^ nid^t 
laffen, büdfte fid^ unb gab i^m einen Äu^. 9Bie er eS mit bem 
Äu^ berührt l^atte, fo fd^lug DornröSd^en bie 3lugen auf, 
ertoad^te unb blidfte i^n ganj freunblic^ an. 3)a gingen fie 
jufammen l^erab, unb ber König ertt)ad^te unb bie Königin unb ber lo 
ganje ipofftaat, unb fa^en einanber mit groj^en Slugen <xw Unb 
bie ^ferbe im §of ftanben auf unb rüttelten fid^ ; bie ^agbl^unbe 
fj)rangen unb hebelten; bie Stauben auf bem ®ad^ jogen baS 
Kö^jfc^en unterm ^Jlügel l^eröor, fa^en um^er unb flogen inS 3=elb; 
bie fliegen an ben 2öänben frod^en toeiter; baS ^Jeuer in ber 15 
Äüd^e er^ob fid^, fladEerte unb lod^te baS ©ffen ; ber ©raten fing 
toieber an ju bru^eln, unb ber Äoc^ gab bem S^^Ö^»^ ^i"^ 
Ohrfeige, ba^ er fd^rie ; unb bie 5IJlagb rujjfte ba§ §u]^n fertig. 
Unb ba h)urbe bie §od^jeit beö KönigSfo^neS mit bem 35orns 
röSd^en in atter ^rad^t gefeiert, unb fie lebten Dergnügt bis an 20 
il^r enbe. Brüber (ßrimm. 

18. ^a^ S^euetseug. 

2)ort fam ein ©olbat auf ber Sanbftra^e einl^ermarfd^iert : 
,r®inS, jtoei ! 6inS, jtoei !" 6r l^atte feinen 2^ornifter auf bem 
SRüdfen unb einen ©äbel <xx\, ber ©eite, ioeil er im Kriege getoefen 
loar, bod^ nun follte eS l^eimtoärtS gelten. 3)a begegnete er auf 25 
ber Sanbftra^e einer alten §eje ; fte it>ar entfe^lid^ gatftig, bie 
Unterli^)})e ^ing i^r bis auf bie Sruft ^inab. ©ie fagte : „®uten 
Slbenb, ©olbat! SBaS für einen jierlid^en ©äbel unb großen 



ELEMENTAR Y SELECTIONS, 2$ 

2:ornifter bu boc^ l^oft ! bu bift ein ed^tcr ©olbat ! 9lun follft bu 
fo bicl ®elb befommen, lüie bu l^aben toittft!" 
„Bi)'6mn 35anf, alte §eje \** fagte ber ©olbat. 
n<^ic^ft bu bort bcn großen 93oum ?'' fagtc bie §eje unb jeigte 

5 auf einen 93aum, ber il^nen jur Seite ftanb. „6r ift im 3jnwern 
ganj l^o^I. SBenn bu i^n bi« jum ®i^)fel erfteigft, erblidft bu ein 
2o6), burd^ tDeld^ed bu l^inabgleiten unb bid tief in ben Saum 
l^inunterlommen fannft. '^d^ lüerbe bir einen Stric! um ben 
Seib binben, um bid^ toieber l^erauf}iel^en )u fönnen^ fobalb bu 

lo mid^ rufft!" 

wSBa^ foll id^ benn ba unten im Saume ?" fragte ber Solbat. 

^®elb I;oIen/' fagte bie §eje. rr35u mujt toiffen, fobalb bu 

auf ben Soben be« 93aumeS Ij^inunterfommft, fo befinbeft bu bid^ 

in einem langen ®ange ; bort ift c« ganj ^ett, toeil ba über ffurn 

15 bert Samjjen brennen. Dann gehja^rft bu brei Jl^üren. Du 
lannft fie öffnen, ber ©d^lüffel ftedft barin. ®e^ft bu in bie erfte 
Äammer l^inein, fo erblidfft bu mitten auf bem gu^boben eine 
gro^e Äifte, auf meld^er ein §unb fi^t. 6r l^at ein $aar 3lugen 
fo gro^ h)ie ein ?18aar 3^affen, aber barum barfft bu bic^ nidbt 

20 fümmern ! 3^ 0^I>^ ^^^ müm blau larrierte ©d^ürje, bie lannft 
bu auf bem gu^boben ausbreiten ; gel^ bann fd^neff ^in unb ^adfe 
ben ipunb, fe^e i^n auf meine ©d^ürje, öffne bie ßifte unb nimm 
fo öiel ®elb bu toittft. es ift aCeS lauter Äu^)fer ; toittft bu 
aber lieber ©über ^aben, fo mu^t bu in baS näd^fte 3'^»"^^ 

25 ^ineintreten ; bort ft^t ein §unb, ber 2lugen l^at fo gro^ toie 
SRül^lräber ; aber barum braud^ft bu bid^ nid^t ju fümmern, fe^e 
i^n nur auf meine ©d^ürje unb nimm bir bon bem ®elbe. SBiUft 
bu bagegen ®oIb l^aben, fo fannft bu eS aud^ befommen, fo t>iel 
h)ie bu nut ju tragen üermagft, h)enn bu in bie britte Kammer 

30 l^ineingel^ft. Slllein ber §unb, tijeld^er l^ier auf ber ®elbfifte fi^t. 



26 GERMAN READER. 

I^at jtt)ei 9lugcn, )cbe§ fo gro^ tt)ie ein runber 2:urtn. ®Iaub*«, 
ba€ ift ein rid^tiger §unb. 2lber barum braud^ft bu bid^ nid^t ju 
fümmern. ©e^e i^n nur auf meine ©d^ür^e, fo tl^ut er bir nid^t^, 
unb nimm au§ ber Äifte fo biel ®oIb bu tüiUft." 

r,SDa^ ift gar nic^t fo übel !" fagte ber ©olbat. „Slber toag 5 
foH ic^ bir geben, bu alte §eje ? ^txvsK etn}a§, lann id^ beulen, 
n^iUft bu tooljl aud^ l^aben!'' 

„5Rein," fagte bie ipeje, „nid^t einen einjigen ^Pfennig tvitt ic^ 
l^aben! 3Rir follft bu nur ein alte« geuerjeug Idolen, toeld^e« 
meine ®ro^mutter berga^, als fie jum le^enmale unten 10 
toar !" 

,f®ut,'' fagte ber ©olbat, „fnü^jfe mir bann ben ©tridE um 
ben Seib." 

„§ier ift er," fagte bie §eje, „unb l^ier ift meine blau larrierte 
©d^ürje!" 15 

©0 fletterte benn ber ©olbat ben Saum l^inauf, glitt burd^ 
ba§ Sod^ l^inunter unb ftanb nun, n)ie bie §eje gefagt, unten 
in bem großen ®ange, tDo bie bielen l^unbert Samjjen brannten. 

SRun öffnete er bie erfte 3:^ür. Ul^! ba fa^ ber igunb mit 
Slugen fo gro§ toie 2^affen, unb glo^te i^n an. 20 

„35u bift ein netter Surfd;! fagte ber ©olbat, fe^te i^n auf 
bie ©d^ürje ber ipeje unb na^m fo üiel Äu^jfergelb, hjie nur 
immer in feine Stafd^en ging, berfd^lo^ bann bie Äifte, fe^te 
ben ipunb n)ieber hinauf unb ging in ba« anbere Si^'^^^- 
^o^taufenb! ba fa^ ber §unb mit Slugen fo gro^ it>ie 9Kül^ls 25 
räber. 

„2)u foHteft mid^ nid^t fo ftarr anfe^en!" fagte ber ©olbat, 
„bu fönnteft fonft Slugentoel^ befommen!" unb bamit fe^te er 
ben §unb auf bie ©d^ürje ber ^eje; als er aber ba« mele 
©ilbergelb in ber Äifte getoa^rte, \ö(xx\ er ade« Äu^jfergelb 30 



ELEMENT ARY SELECTIOXS. 27 

fort unb füllte fid^ bic Xafc^cn unb bcn lornifter mit lauter 
©ilber. 9?un ging er in bie britte Jtammer l^inein. Jlein, 
toar ba§ grä^lic^! 3)er §unb barin ^atte toirlHc^ jtoei äugen 
fo gro^ toie ein runber 2^urm, unb bie liefen il^m im ÄoJ)fe 

5 lt)ie SRäber um^er. 

„®uten Slbenb !'' fagte ber ©olbat unb griff an ben 2:fc^a!o, 
benn einen fold^en §unb l^atte er nie jutoor gefeiten ; aU er i^ 
fid^ aber eine ^t\i lang betrad^tet ^atte, backte er bei fic^: 
„9tun !ann e$ genug fein \** l^ob il^n auf ben g^u^boben l^erunter 

10 unb öffnete bie Äifte. 5Rein, ©ott betoa^re ! 35Ja^ \oax ba für 
eine 5Kenge ®olb ! Dafür fonnte er ganj Äojjen^agen unb bie 
Sudferferfeld^en ber Äuc^enn)eiber, alle 3iw"f<>'[t>Ät^'^/ ^eitfc^en 
unb ©d^aulel^jferbe in ber ganjen SBelt laufen, ^a, ba toar 
einmal (Selb 1 3flun tt)arf ber ©olbat ade« ©ilbergelb, toomit er 

15 feine S^afd^en unb feinen 3^omifter gefüllt ^atte, fort unb na^m 
ftatt beffen ®olb ; ja, alle I^afd^en, ber 2^omifter, ber 2:f(^afo 
unb bie ©tiefel hjurben angefüllt, fo ba^ er !aum ge^en fonnte. 
9iun l^atte er ©elb ! 2)en §unb fe^te er auf bie Äifte hinauf, 
fd^lug bie 2^^üre ju unb rief bann burc^ ben Saum l^inauf : 

20 n^\t\:it mid^ nun emj)or, alte §eje!" 

„ipaft bu benn auc^ baS g^euerjeug ?'' fragte bie §cje. 
»SBal^rl^aftig/' fagte ber ©olbat, „baS l^atte id^ rein öergeffen/ 
unb nun ging er unb na^m e«. 35ie §eje gog i^n emjjor, unb ba 
ftanb er toieber auf ber Sanbftra^e, bie 2^afd^en, ©tiefel, 2^ornifter 

25 unb 2:fd^afo bi« obenan öoH ©elb. 

„SBa§ loiHft bu benn mit bem ^euerjeug?" fragte ber ©olbat. 
„S)a^ ge^t bid^ nid^t^ an!" fagte bie §eje, r,bu ^aft ja ©elb 
befommen, gieb mir je^t nur ba§ JJeuerjeug." 

wSarifari !'' fagte ber ©olbat, „gleid^ fagft bu mir, n>a§ bu 

30 bamit toillft, ober ic^ jie^e meinen ©äbel unb fd^lage bir ben 
fio}3f ob !" 



28 GERM AN READER, 

„9iein !'' fagtc bie §eje. 

Da fd^Iug i^r ber ©olbat bcn Äo})f ab. 9lun lag jie ba! 
®r aber banb all fein (Selb in il^re ©d^ürje, nal^m fie toie ein 
33ünbel auf ben Slücfen, ftecfte bag S^euerjeug in bie 2^afc^e unb 
ging geraben SBegeg nad^ ber ©tabt. 5 

®g toar eine fd^mucfe ©tabt, unb in bem fd^mucfften SEBirt^s 
l^aufe fe^rte er ein^ verlangte bie allerbeften 3i*""i^^^ wnb bie 
©J)eifen, bie er am liebften a^, benn nun toar er reic^, ba er fo 
öiel ®elb ^atte. 

Sem ioau^fncd^t, ber if^m bie ©tiefe! "^yx^tw. fottte, Jf^ien e« 10 
freilid^, afe toären e^ red^t fonberbare alte ©tiefet, bie ein fo 
reicher §err l^ätte, aber er ^atte ftd^ noc^ feine neuen gefauft. 
35en näd^ften 2^ag befam er aber ©tiefet, bie ftd^ fe^en laffen 
lonnten, unb ejtrafeine Kleiber. 3lun tpar <x\x^ bem ©olbaten 
ein t)ornel^mer §err getüorben, unb man erjäf^Ite i^m öon allen 15 
iöerrlid^feiten ber ©tabt, unb t)on bem Könige unb tüa§ für eine 
reijenbe ^rinjeffin feine J^od^ter toäre. 

„3Bo fann man fie ju fel(^en befommen?'' fragte ber ©olbat. 

„5Wan fann fie eben gar nic^t ju Oefic^t befommen!" lautete 
bie Slntloort. »©ie tool^nt in einem großen fu})fernen ©d^Ioffe, 20 
ringsum burd^ Diele SKauem unb 2^ürme gefc^ü^t. SJiemanb 
au^er bem Könige barf bei il^r auö^ unb eingeben, ioeil getoei^s 
fagt ift, ba^ fie mit einem ganj gemeinen ©olbaten Derl^eiratet 
toerben toirb, unb ba^ fann ber Äönig nid;t bulben." 

„^d^ möd^te fie n^o^l feigen!" backte ber ©olbat, aber baju 25 
fonnte er ja eben feine (Srlaubni^ erl^alten. 

3lun lebte er luftig in ben SCag l^inein, ging fleißig ing 2^^eater, 
fu^r in beö Äönigg ©arten unb gab ben 2lrmen mel Selb, unb 
baö toar brab. 6r tou^te ja nod; bon frül^eren 2^agen l^er, h)ie 
fd^limm e§ h)äre, nic^t einen §eller ju befi^en. 5Run toar er reic^, 30 



ELEMENT AR Y SELECTIONS. 29 

l^attc feine Äleiber unb befam biele grcunbe, bie alle fagten, er 
toäre ein guter Sjunge, ein echter Äabalier, unb ba« bel^agte bem 
@olbaten gar fe^r. 2)a er aber jeben Üag nur @elb ausgab unb 
nie etn)a§ einnal^m, fo ^atte er jule^t nur noc^ jioei Pfennige 

5 übrig, unb ntu^te o>x^ ben Jjräd^tigen ^i'""'^'^"/ ^i^ ^"^ bi^^er 
betool^nt Ij^atte, l^od^ oben in ein fleincg ©iebelftübd^en bic^t unter 
bem ®aci^e jie^en, mu^te ftd^ feine Stiefel felbft bürften unb mit 
einer Sto^fnabel jufammennä^en, unb feiner feiner ^reunbe !am 
ju il^m, n)eil man fo t)ie( 2^re^))en ju i^m l^inaufjufteigen ^atte. 

10 @$ hyir ein ganj bunf ler 9{benb, unb er !onnte fic^ nicbt einmal 
ein gid^t laufen ; aber ba erinnerte er fic^ Jjlö^lic^, ba^ fic^ noc^ 
ein £i(^tftumj)f in bem ^J^ucrjeuge befinbcn mu^te, toeld^cS er 
aus bem l^ol^len Saume mitgenommen l^atte, in ben i^m bie ^cje 
l^inuntergcl^olfen. ®r ^olte baS geuerjcug unb ba§ £ici^tftüm^)fs 

15 d^en l^erbor, aber gerabe al« er ^euer fc^lug, imb bie ^unfen aug 
bem ^eucrftein flogen, f^)rang bie 2^^üre auf, unb ber §unb, ber 
2lugen l^atte fo gro^ toie ein ^aar 2:affen unb ben er unten unter 
bem Saume gefe^en ^atte, ftanb bor i^m unb fagte: wSBaö 
befiel^lt mein §err?" 

20 „2Ba§ ift bas!" fagte ber ©olbat, ,,ba§ ift ja ein broHtgcg 
3^euerjeug, toenn \i) baburd^ belommen fann, toa« id^ nur liaben 
h)itt ! ©d^affe mir ethja« Selb," fagte er jum §unbe, unb \yc^^ 
ifoar er fort! m})S toar er toieber ba unb l^ielt einen großen Seutel 
i)oll ©elb in feinem 3Kaule. 

25 3fJun tou^te ber ©olbat, toag baS für ein f räd^tigeS g^eucrjeug 
toar. ©d^lug er einmal, fo !am ber §unb, iocld;er auf ber Äifte 
mit bem Äu^)fergelb fa^ ; f d^lug er jioeimal, fo fam ber, n^clc^er 
baS ©ilbergelb l^atte, unb fd^lug er breimal, fo fam ber, ifoeld^er 
baS ®olb l^atte. 9tun jog ber ©olbat toieber in bie })räc^tigcn 

30 3in^"^^if hinunter, jeigte fid^ in guten Kleibern, unb ba erfannten 



30 GERMAN READER, 

SfcjXi gleich alle feine guten ^reunbe unb l^ielten gro^e ©tücfe auf 
i^n. 

Da badete er einmal: „6g ift bod^ tuirflid^ auffaHenb, ba^ 
man bie ^ßrinjeffin nid^t ju feigen belommt! ©ie foH au^erorbent« 
lid^ f d^ön fein, be^aujjtet jebermann ; aber tpa« lann bag l^elf en, 5 
tüenn fie immer in bem großen ÄuJ)ferfd^Io^ mit ben öielen 
2^ürmen fi^en mu^? Äann id^ fie benn gar nid^t ju feigen belom« 
men? — 3Bo ift nur mein geuerjeug?" 3fJun fd^Iug er geuer, unb 
Dij)^! fam ber §unb mit Stugen fo gro^ n^ie 2^affen. 

f,®§ ift jtpar mitten in ber 5lac^t/' fagte ber ©olbat, ^aber id^ 10 
möchte bod^ gar ju gern bie ^rinjeffin fe^en, nur einen Keinen 
Slugenblidfl" 

2)er ipunb n^ar gleid^ au§ ber 2^l^üre, unb el^e e§ ber ©olbat 
badete, \oki er i^n fd^on mit ber ^rinjeffin toieber. ©ie fa^ unb 
fd^Iief auf be§ §unbeg Slüdten unb mar fo fd^ön, ba^ jebermann 15 
feigen lonnte, ba^ e^ eine toirllic^e ^rinjeffin \oox, ®er ©olbat 
lonnte fid^ nid^t entl^alten, fie ju füffen, benn er toar ein ed^ter 
©olbat. 

35er §unb lief barauf mit ber ^rinjeffin tüieber jurütf ; aU eg 
aber 3Korgen n)urbe, unb ber König unb bie Königin beim grü^^ 20 
ftüdf fa^en, fagte bie ^rinjeffin, fte l^ätte in ber "^(xi^i einen ganj 
tounberlic^en 2^raum öon einem §unbe unb einem ©olbaten ges 
l^abt. ©ie iüäre auf bem §unbe geritten, unb ber ©olbat l^ätte 
fie gefügt. 

,r3)ag toäre iDal^rlid^ eine fc^öne GJefd^id^te !" fagte bie Königin. 25 

3?un foHte eine ber alten §ofbamen in ber näd^ften 9tad^t am 
93ette ber ^rinjeffm toad^en, um ^u feben, ob eg ein toirflid^er 
3:raum n)ärc, ober hja^ e^ fonft fein fönnte. 

3>er ©olbat fcbnte fid^ ganj erfd^redtlid^ barnac^, bie fd^öne 
^rinjeffin toieber %\\ febcn, unb fo fam benn ber §unb in ber 30 



ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS, 31 

"^Sloiäji, na^m fte unb lief \ocl% er nur immer lonnte ; allein bie 
alte $ofbame jog 98af[erftiefel an unb lief eben fo fd^neQ ^in« 
ter^er. ä(Id fie nun fa^, ba^ fie in einem großen ^aufe ber« 
f c^toanben, badete fte : »9lun toei^ ic^, too eö ift i** unb jeic^nete 

5 mit einem ©tüd treibe ein grofee« Äreuj an bie I^üre. darauf 
ging fte ^eim unb legte fid^ nieber^ unb aud^ ber $unb lam mit 
bcr ^rinjeffin toieber. äte er aber fa^, bafe ein Äreuj auf bie 
3:^üre, h)o ber ©olbat too^nte, gejeid^net toar, na^m er ebenfatt« 
ein Stücf treibe unb mad^te auf aQe X^üren ber ganjen @tabt 

10 Areuje.« Unb bad xoax Ilug get^an^ benn nun fonnte ja bie 
§ofbame bie richtige 2:i^üre nic^t finben, ba an allen Äreuje 
h)aren. 

fjrü^ morgend fam ber ilönig unb bie Königin, bie alte §of* 
bamc unb alle Dffijiere, um ju feigen, too bie ^rinjeffin getoefen 

15 tt)ar. 

w2)a ift e« !" fagte ber Äönig, al^ er bie erfte mit einem Äreuje 

bezeichnete Xl^üre erblidtte. 

» 

«Stein, bort ift e§, liebet SDlännc^en !" fagte bie Äönigin, oX% 
fie bie jtoeite 3:]^üre mit bem Äreuje^jeic^en bemerfte. 

20 „aber ba ift ein§ unb bort ift ein«!** riefen fte fämtlid^ ; too^in 
fie fa^en, toaren Äreuje an ben 2^^üren. 3)a fa^en fie benn 
too^l ein, ba^ aDe« ©uc^cn toergeblic^ toäre. 

Slber bie Äönigin toar eine au^erorbentlid^ fluge JJrau, bie 
mel^r berftanb, ate in einer Äaroffe einl^erjufal^ren. Sie nal^m 

25 il^re gro^e golbene ©c^ere, jerfc^nitt ein gro^e« ©tüdE ©eibenjeug 
unb nä^te bann einen lleinen nieblic^en Seutel, ben füllte fte mit 
feiner Sud^toeijengrü^e, banb il^n ber ^ßrinjcffin auf ben Slüdfen 
unb fc^nitt barauf ein fleine^ 2od^ in ben Seutel, fo ba^ bie 
®rü^e ben ganjen SEBeg, ben bie ^rinjeffin }3affierte, bcftreuen 

30 fonnte. 



32 GERM AN READER, 

"^Q^iji^ lam ber §unb toicbcr, nal^m bie ^ßrinjcffin auf feinen 
SRüdEen unb lief mit il^r ju bem ©olbatcn, ber fie fo l^erjlic^ lieb 
l^atte unb fo gern ein ?prinj getoefen toäre, um fie l^eimfül^ren ju 
fönnen. 

2)er §unb merlte burd^au« nid^t, h)ie bie ©rü^e über ben 5 
ganjen SBeg bom ©d^loffe bi« ju bem ^enfter, U)0 er mit ber 
^rinjeffin bie SKauer l^inauflief, Derftreut tourbe. 9Jun fallen 
e§ beg SRorgeng ber Äönig unb bie Äönigin beutlic^, lüo il^re 
2^oc^ter 0eU)efen toar, unb ba nal^men fie ben ©olbaten unb 
toarfen il^n in« ©efängnig. 10 

2)a fa^ er nun. %ij, tüie ftnfter unb langhjeilig toar e§ 
barin ! 2lu(i^ fagte man il^m : „^Rorgen tuirft bu gel^ängt 
tüerben!" ®a§ h)ar juft nic^t bergnüglid^ ju l^ören, unb baju 
l^atte er fein g'euerjeug bal^eim im SBirt^l^aufe gelaffen. 3lm 
3Jlorgen fonnte er burd^ ba« (Sifengitter öor feinem fleinen 15 
g^enfter feigen, h)ie ba« 3Solf au« ber ©tabt l^erbeieilte, il^n 
{fangen ju feigen. 6r l^örte bie 2^rommeIn unb fa^ bie ©olbaten 
marfd^iercn. 2tIIe Seute toaren auf ben Seinen ; babei toar 
aud^ ein ©c^ufterjunge mit ©d^urjfeH unb Pantoffeln ; er galo})« 
})ierte fo eilig, ba^ il^m ein Pantoffel abflog unb gerabe gegen 20 
bie 3Rauer, l^inter hjelc^er ber ©olbat fa^ unb burd^ ba« ©ifen^ 
gitter l^inau«fd^aute. 

„§öre einmal, ©d^ufterjunge ! 2)u brauc^ft bid^ nid^t fo ju 
beeilen," fagte ber ©olbat ju il^m ; „e« h)irb bod^ nid^t« barau«, 
bebor id^ fomme. SEBiUft bu aber in meine frühere SBol^nung 25 
laufen unb mir mein ^euerjeug Idolen, fo foHft bu bier ©rofd^en 
befommen. 2lber lauf* unb nimm bie Seine in bie §anb!" %vc 
©d^ufterjunge hjollte gern bie bier Orofc^en l^aben unb eilte 
jjfeilgefd^tüinb nad^ bem ^euerjeuge, gab e« bem ©olbaten unb 
ja, nun h)erben h)ir e« ju l^ören befommen. 30 



ELEMENTAR Y SELECTIONS. 33 

Slufecr^alb bcr ©tobt toar ein großer Oalflcn aufgemouert, 
ringsum ftanben bie @olbaten unb mele ^unberttaufenb SRen« 
fc^en. Der Äönig unb bie Äönigin fafeen auf einein jjräc^tigen 
^^rone ben Slid^tern unb bem ganjen State gerabe gegenüber. 

5 ©c^on ftanb ber Solbat oben auf ber 2eiter, aU man i^m 
aber ben ©tritf um ben §alö legen hJoHte, fagte er, ba^ man 
ja ftetö einem armen ©ünber, beöor er feine ©träfe erbulbete, 
einen unfd^ulbigen SQäunfd^ erfüllte. 6r möchte fo gern eine 
^Pfeife 3^abaf raud^en, eg tuäre ja bie le^te pfeife, bie er in 

10 bief er JBelt beläme ! 

%(x^ n)oIIte il^m nun ber ^önig nic^t abfc^lagen, unb fo nal^m 
ber ©olbat fein geuerjeug unb fd^Iug geuer, ein, jtoei, brei 
3KaI. ©icl^e! ba ftanben alle §unbe ba, ber mit äugen fo 
grofe h)ie 3^affen, ber mit ben 9(ugen toie ^ül^Iräber, unb ber, 

15 hJeld^er Stugen l^atte fo grofe h)ie ein runber S^urm. 

„§elft mir, ba^ id^ nic^t gel^ängt toerbc I'' fagte ber ©olbat, 
unb ba ftürjten ftc^ bie §unbe auf bie Sid^ter unb ben ganjen 
3lat, ergriffen ben einen bei ben 93cinen, ben anbern bei ber 
9{afe unb toarfen fie biele Älafter ^od^ in bie £uft, fo ba^ fie 

20 beim Jlieberfallen in (Sranatftüdfe jerfdjilagen h)urben. 

„%i:i h)iß nic^t!" fagte ber Äönig, aber ber größte §unb 
na^m foh)ol(^l i^n h)ie bie Königin unb hjarf fie allen anberen 
nad^. 35a erfd^ralen bie ©olbaten, unb aUe^ äJolf fd^rie: 
fffiieber ©olbat, bu fottft unfer Äönig fein unb bie fd^öne 

25 ^rinjeffin l^aben!" 

2)arauf fe^te man ben ©olbaten in be^ Äönig^ ^aroffe, unb 
alle brei §unbe tanjten t)oran unb riefen : «§urra !" unb bie 
jungen ijjfiffen auf ben g'ingern unb bie ©olbaten Jjräfentierten. 
Die ^rinjeffin !am au§ bem fu}3fernen ©c^loffe l^erau^ unb 

30 tourbe Äönigin, unb bag fonnte ilj^r gar h)olj;l gefallen! 3)ie 



34 GERM AN READER, 

§od^jeit bauerte o<i^t 3:a9C lang, unb bie §unbe fa^en mit bei 
2^afel unb machten gro^e Slugcn. 

^ans Cl^riilian ^Inberfcn. 

19. 3)ad SBaffer bed fi^etgeffcn^. 

3m runbcn 2:urm0cma(^, tvelc^e« mit 3i<*9^9^ä*/ §irfc^* 
getoeil^en unb au^0eftoj)ftcm gcberhjilb gcfc^müclt h)ar, fa^ ein 
junger ©efett auf bem l^öljemen Schemel, jlüirnte au« Färbers 5 
fel^nen einen Sogenftrang unb fang ein luftige« ^ägerlieb baju. 
©einer Äleibung nac^ toar er ein SB8eibmann unb feinem öer« 
fd^nittenen §aar nad^ ein 2)iener ber Sd^Iofel^errfcl^aft. ©ein 
9lame h)ar i&einj. 

Über bem Surfd^en öon ber S)edfe l^erab l^ing ein fc^tuanfen« 10 
ber SReif, unb in bem Steif fa^ ein grauer g^all mit gebunbenen 
glügeln unb ber Äaj)j)e über ben 3lugen. 3wh>eilen l^ielt ber 
Säger in feiner Strbeit inne unb fe^te ben langfamer fc^toingen« 
ben Sleif toieber in rafdjie Setoegung, 3!)ie« gefd^al^, bamit 
ber g^all vS&ji einfd[|Iafe, benn er h)ar ein Steftling unb foffte ju 15 
einem S^^Ö^^f^I^^" erjogen toerben; eine« h)eibgered[|ten Ralfen 
Stbrid^tung beginnt aber bamit, ba^ man i^n burc^ §unger 
unb ©d[|IafIofigfeit gefüge mad^t. 

§einj h)ar be« ©rafen g'alfner getoefen, unb ber alte §err 
^atte ben Surfd^en gel^örig in 3(tem erl^alten. %t%i aber 20 
^atte le^terer gute 3:age. 3)er ©raf jagte nid^t mel^r, benn 
er lag feit 3<^'^^^^f^if* ftumm unb ftiH in einem mit 9Baj)j)ens 
fd^ilbern gejierten ©teinfarg, unb feine SEBittoe, ^rau SlbeU 
^eib, fa^ ben ganjen 3:ag mit bem Äaj)Ian jufammen unb 
badete nic^t be« 3Beibh>erf«. 25 

^eute mu^te bie ©c^Io^frau be« Seten« tool^I überbrüffig 



ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS. 35 

getüorben fein^ bettn fte toar a\x% t^ren ©emäc^em j^erk^orge* 
gangen unb burd^ftreifte bie Släume bcr Surg. Der Oefang 
beS jungen @efeQen mochte i^r nad^ bem eintönigen %\aU 
mobieren beö näfelnben Äa^)Iah^ eine angenehme SCbtoed^felung 

5 fein; fte ging ber Stimme nac^ unb betrat bed ^^'^"^'^^ 
Surmgela^. 

^ein} mad^te ein t>em)unberted ®eftd^t^ al$ er bie ftolje 
grau im Seibfd^leier unb grauen ©etoanb eintreten fa^. @r 
erl^ob fid^ unb neigte fic^ unterlDürfig jur ßrbe nieber. %xoi\x 

10 Slbel^eib lie^ i^re leud^tenben äugen über bie fc^Ianfe GJeftalt 

be« galfner« gleiten unb läd^elte gnöbig, unb i^r i,'(xi^t\n 

beud^te bem Oefeüen toie 5Raienfonne. Die g=rau fragte öiel 

über g^alfnerei unb SSBeibtoerf, unb bann fd^ieb fie. 

Unb e§ begab ftd^ toenige läge barnad^, ba^ grau Slbel« 

15 ^eib auf einem fd^toanentoei^en ^tWtx in ben grünen SBalb 
l^inein ritt. Sie trug aber lein grauet Äleib, fonbem ein 
®eh)anb auS grünem ©ammet unb ftatt be« SBittoenfdjiIeierg 
einen 3>>'E>^1'^"* ^^^ toaUenben gebern. §inter il^r ritt, ba^ 
geberf^jiel auf ber gauft, §eing, ber junge galfner unb fal^ 

20 aus feinen blauen äugen gar freubig brein. 

Sie toaren fd^on ein gutes ©tüdf geritten, unb bie 2^ürme 
beS Sc^loffeS toaren längft l^inter ben breitäftigen Sud^en ber« 
fc^hjunben. Da toanbte grau Slbell^eib i^r §au})t unb fj)rad[i: 
„Seite neben mir, ^einj!" Unb §einj tl^at, h)ie i^m bie grau 

25 befohlen l^atte. ©0 ritten fte Leiter auf bem engen SSalbs 
hjege. Die Säume raufd^ten leife, bie Sud^finlen fangen, unb 
juhjeilen l^ufd^te Keines SBalbgetier über ben Sffieg. 3Jlitunter 
fnadfte eS aud^ im §0(5 \>tir{ bred^enben Sften, h>enn ein SBilb 
U)a(beintt)ärtS eilte, ober ein gefd^redEter 3SogeI flatterte ges 

30 räufd^boH em})or, unb bann lag auf bem SBalb toieber tiefe 



36 GERMAN READER. 

©tille. Unb bic Sc^Io^ftau manbte fid^ abermals ju bem 

Säger unb f^jrad^ mit lad^enbem SKunb: 

„2a^ einmal l^ören, §cinj, ob bu ein ftugev ^^öcrfnab' 

bift. 

„SieOcv jföeibgefcU', fag' mir frei, 5 

^a^ ftcigt tDoW l^ö^er benn galt' unb ^ci^'?'' 

Dl^ne fid^ ju befinnen entgegnete §einj: 

,,^o(^ fteigt ber gotf, unb ber 3Beit)' fteigt ^o^ 
^er §lbler aber fteigt l^ö^r nod)." 

Unb toieber fragte g^rau 3lbe(l^eib: lo 

„fiieber ^eibgefell*, fag' mir ma^r, 
3öa§ fteigt nod) i)ö^er al§ ber 5(Qr?" 

Der g^allner badete ein J)aar Slugenblide nad^, bann ants 

hjortete er: 

„9f^o(^ l^ül^er al§ \^^^ ©efieber all 15 

(Steigt ioo^l ber Ieu(j^tenbe Sonnenball." 

SDie ®räfin nidfte beifättig unb fragte jum brittenmal: 

,,^rauter ÖJefcfl, öer^e^r mir'§ ni(f)t, 
2Sa§ fteigt no(^ l^ö^cr al§ bie ©onnc nd)t?" 

« 

^e^t hjar be§ g^allner^ SBei^l^eit ju ®nbe. 6r fd^aute ju ben 20 
Äronen ber 33ud^en emj)or, al^ ob i^m bon bortlj^er §ilfe fommen 
fönne, unb bann fal^ er toieber auf ben ©attelfno^)f nieber, aber 
er blieb ftumm. 

3)a l^ielt g'rau 3lbell^eib il^r Slö^Iein an unb neigte fid^ ju bem 
Säger unb f^)rad^ leife: 25 

„3Sol^l fteigt bie Sonne am |)immel "^oc^, 
2) od) l^eimlicfte SKinne fteigt l^ö^er nod^." 

3tt)ei 9lu^^ä^er mit blauen glügeln flatterten au§ ben §afels 



ELEMENTAR Y SELECTIONS, 37 

btif c^cn auf unb flogen fd^rcienb in bcn SBalb um )u crjä^Ien, toa« 
fie gel^ört, unb o^m anbem 3Korgen jtoitfd^crten bie Sparen, bie 
unter bem Sd^lo^bad^ nifteten^ einanber }u: 

,,^iep, pie|), 
5 ^ic ^crrin ^at \)^x^, Sftcjcr lieb." 

%<x, ba§ h>ar eine fd[|öne 3ci* für ben galfner ipeing. 6r lie^ 
fid^ ba^ ipau))tl^aar toac^fen^ ba^ e$ in gelben Stingeln bid auf 
feine Sd^ultem l^erunter tollte unb trug filberne ©^oren unb eine 
Slei^erfeber auf bem §ut unb baute ©c^löffer in bie blaue £uft, 

10 ein§ fd[|immernbet afö bag anbre. 

3toar ein ©d^lo^ befam er nid^t, aber ein ftattlic^e« görfter« 
l^au^ mit einem ^irfd^getoei^ am Oiebel unb ^elb unb SBiefenlanb 
bagu toarb tl^m ju Selben gegeben^ unb bort fa^ er nun aU 33ann« 
förfter, unb toenn feine gnäbige §errin ju i^m l^inau^ geritten 

15 lam, ftanb er in ber X^ür unb fc^toenlte grü^enb ben §ut, ^ob 
bann ^rau Slbel^eib au« bem ©attel unb bewirtete fte mit Srot, 
SKild^ unb §onig. 

©0 toerftrid^ Sommer, §erbft unb ber ^albe SBinter, unb e« 
fam ^aftnadjit. 3)a gab e« biel Sefuc^ au« ber SHad^barfd^aft, 

20 unb im ©rafenfd^lo^ fal^ e« au« toie in einer §erberge. Der 
g^örfter §einj aber fa^ einfam in feinem ^ägerl^au«, unb nur 
feiten brang Äunbe gu i^m toon bem luftigen treiben auf ber 
Surg. ©nblic^ !am 3iad[iric^t, bie toar eben nid^t erfreulid^ für 
ben armen §einj. g^rau 2lbellj;eib öermä^lt fid^ toieber; fo 

25 lautete bie 5Dflär, unb fie fällte bem jungen ©efellen in« D^r toie 
©terbeglodfenton. 

9)a berfd^lo^ §einj feine« §aufe« 2^l;ür unb mad[|te fid^ felber 
auf ben 2Beg nad^ ber 93urg, unb baju murmelte er allerlei 
jtoifc^en ben ä^^nen, ba« flang nid^t toie ^thti. 



38 GERM AN READER. 

9(1$ er an ben ^u^ beS Sc^Io^bergd lam^ loo bie gelDunbene 
©tra^c bergauf fül^rte, l^örte er ipuffd^Iag unb ein jtlberl^elleö 
2ad^en, ba$ il^m in bie ©eele fd^nitt toie eine jtoeifd^neibige 
5tlinge^ unb ben SBeg ^erab loxa auf tpei^em 9lo^ bie ©c^Io^frau 
geritten, unb neben i^r (enfte ein ftattlid^er §err in reichem Äleib 5 
einen gidnjenben 9la)))}enl^en9ft unb fd^aute mit funlelnben 3(ugen 
auf ba§ fd^öne 2Beib an feiner ©eite. 

2)a toottte bem jungen SBeibmann ba§ §erj im 2eib jerf})rins . 
gen, aber er tDarb feiner felbft *§err; er fa^ auf einen ©tein 
nieber h)ie ein Settier, unb a(§ ba$ $aar il^m nal^e fam, 10 
fang er: 

„38o^( fteigt bie Sonne om §immel l^oc^, 
3)o(^ ^imli^ 3Äinne fteigt ^iJ^er nod^." 

®er ftolje SReiter ^ielt fein Slo^ an, tpie^ mit ber ^eitfc^e nad^ 
bem Säger unb fragte feine Segleiterin: „2Ba$ ^at ba§ ju 15 
bebeuten? SBer ift ber 5iRann?" 

3)er ®räfin tpar ba§ 33lut au§ ben SBangen geh)id^en, aber fie 
fa^te jic^ fd^nell unb fj)rad^ : 

„6in tpal^nfinniger Säger. Kommt, la^t un§ öorüber gießen. 
5Kir grauet in feiner ®egenh)art." 20 

2)er Slitter aber l^atte einen 93eutel (o^geneftelt unb tuarf bem 
30?ann am SBeg ein (SoIbftüdE ju. Da fd^rie §eing laut auf unb 
toarf fid^ mit bem 2tngefid^t auf ben Soben. 3)ie beiben aber 
gaben ben ^ferben bie ©j)oren unb ritten eilig bon Rinnen. 

2)er §uffd^lag toar längft berl^attt, al§ fid^ ber Unglüdflic^e 25 
bom 53oben ^ob. @r toifd^te fid^ ©taub unb @rbe au§ bem 
9lntli§, brüdEte ben §ut in bie ©tirn unb fd^ritt in ben Söalb 
hinein. D^ne 2Beg unb ^fab rannte er fort, big bie 9}ac^t 
hereinbrach. Da h>arf er fic^ unter einem S3aum nieber, l^üttte 



ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS, 39 

fid^ in feinen 3KanteI, unb auf ben erfd^ö^)ften 5Wann fenite ftd^ 
ber ©d^Iaf. 

35er anne §einj fd^Iief bie ganje 9lacl^t o^ne 2;raum, bis il^n 
bie SKorgenfälte toedte. ®a ftanb aber aud^ aUbalb fein ganjeS 

5 Seib tuieber öor il^m unb grinfte il^n an toie eine 2^eufeI§Iarbe. 

rrD \otxv(i \ä^ öergeffen lönnte/' rief er, „hjenn id^ bergeffen 

fönnte! @« giebt einen 95orn; toenn man öon feinem SIßaffer 

trinft, fo fd^toinbet aUeS SSergangene au§ bem ©ebäd^tniS. SBer 

jeigt mir ben SBeg ju ber Duelle?'' 

10 w§ei!" rief eine ©timme neben i^m. „9Son bem SBaffer, 
baS öergeffen mad^t, bin ic^ h)o^l untenid^tet unb tüiU euc^ 
gern mit meiner SBiffenfd^aft ju 3)ienften fein." 

§einj blidEte auf unb fal^ bor fid^ einen jungen Oefellen in 
jerriffenem, fd^h)arjem ®etoanb; auS feinen ©d^ul^en fd^auten 

15 fürtüi^ig bie ^t^^tn. 35er gab fid^ afe fa^renben ©d^üler ju 
erlennen unb fj)rad^ h)«iter: 

„®a§ SBaffer, tDeld^eS bergeffen mad^t, l^ei^t Seilte unb 
fj)ringt in ©ried^enlanb. 3)ortl^in müßtet il^r reifen unb bann 
an Drt unb ©teUe ba§ SRä^ere erfragen. SöoHt il^r'g aber 

20 bequemer l^aben, fo begleitet mid^ in bie ©d^enfe jur hlautn 

2^raube. ©ie liegt nid^t h)eit bon ^ier. 35ort trirb t\xi^ bie 

SBirtin ben 2^ranf beS SergeffenS frebenjen, i)orau§gefe^t, ba^ 

euer Seutel minber fd^Iaff ift aU ber meinige." 

©0 ft)rad^ ber 3Sagant. §einj aber er^ob ftd^ unb folgte 

25 il^m in bie SBalbfd^enfe. 3)ort tranfen bie beiben jufammen 
einen ganjen 2^ag unb eine l^albe ^laiji, unb als fie um 
aJlittemad^t einträd^tig auf ber Dfenbanf lagen, l^atte §einj 
aHerbingS bergeffen, h)aS il^n fümmerte unb brüdEte. 9Jlit bem 
Sic^t be§ ?!Jlorgeng lam il^m aber aud^ bie quälenbe Srinnerung 

30 toieber, unb Äo})fh3el^ l^atte er obenbrein. 3)a beja^Ite er feine 



40 GERMAN READER, 

unb feinet ilunHJanen 3^^^/ x^o&jxci lurjen 3lbfci^ieb Don bem 
fal^renbcn Sd^üler unb jog toeiter. 

wD tüer t)ergeffen lönntel" fagte er im ®e^en unb fd^Iug 
fid^ mit ber gauft bor bie ©tirn. w^d^ mu^ ben Sorn finbcn, 
ober id^ h)erbe tpirflid^ toal^nfinnig." 5 

2lm SOBeg ftanb eine alte, ^alb abgeworbene SBeibe, unb auf 
ber SBeibe fa^ ein Stabe, ber hjanbte ben Äoj)f x^^i^ bem ein« 
famen SBanberer unb fal^ i^n aufmerifam an. 

n%yx tveltfunbiger 3SogeI," rebete ber SBeibmann gu bem 
Stäben, „bu tvei^t aUe^, toaS auf ber ®rbe öorg^l^t; fag' an, 10 
h)o fj)ringt ba« SBaffer be^ SSergeffen^?" 

„2)a^ möd^te ic^ hjo^l fennen,'' \^x(xi) ber Stabe, rfUm felbft 
baraug ju trinfen. ^c^ ^abe ein Steft geh>u^t mit fieben 
fetten, nu^genäl^rten §afelmäufen, unb tpie id^ geftern nad^* 
fe^en toill, toa^ bie lieben 2:ierd^en mad^en, ba ^at mir ber 15 
5!Jlarber ba^ SJeft aufgenommen unb ni^t ein ©tüd übrig ge« 
laffen. Unb nun mu^ id^ (xx^, meinen 3SerIu[t beulen too ic^ 
gel^' unb fte^\ %(x, h)er ba§ 5Baf[er be^ SSergeffeng h)ü^te! 
2lber tüeijst bu toag, lieber SefeU? ®el^ einmal jur SBalb* 
frau, bie toei^ mel^r al^ anbere Seute unb fennt aud^ öieUeid^t 20 
ben Sorn be§ 3Sergeffen§." 2)arauf befd^rieb ber Stabe bem 
Säger ben 2öeg jur SBalbfrau. §einj bebanfte fid^ unb jog 
tpeiter. 

35ie SBalbfrau toar ba^eim. Sie fa^ öor i^rer §ütte unb 
fpann unb nidte baju mit bem iDeiJen Äoj)f. "^^^xk i^r fa^ 25 
ein grauer Äater mit grasgrünen 3lugen, ber leite ftd^ bie 
^Pfoten unb fd^nurrte baju. 

§einj trat an bie 3llte l^eran, grüßte el^rerbietig unb trug 
feine ^(xift bor. 

«3)en S3orn beS SSergeffenö toei^ id^ aUerbingS/ \^x(xi^ bie 30 



ELEMENTAR Y SELECTIONS, 41 

SBalbfrau^ nunb td^ h)i([ bir^ bu armer Jlnab*^ einen 2^runt ^yx^ 
feinen 9Baffem nic^t borent^alten^ aber umfonft ift nur ber 
2^ob — toiUft bu einen Becker be^ löftlid^en ©etränfe^ l^aben^ 
f mu^t bu mir jubor brei arbeiten »errichten. aBiBft bu ba« ?** 

5 rrSBenn id^ lann.** 

n^ii berlange nic^td Unmöglid^e^ ))on bir. ^u foKft mir 
junäd^ft ben 3BaIb hinter meinem i^aud umbauen, ^ad ift 
bie erfte arbeit." 
^aju berftanb ftd^ ber Surfc^. ^ie SBalbfrau gab i^m eine 

10 ^oljajt unb führte i^n Wi Drt unb ©teile. $einj redte fid^ 
unb fd^U)an9 bie 3(|t, unb bei jebem Sc^Iag^ ben er führte^ 
bilbete er ftd^ ein, er fc^Iage auf feinen 9lebenbu^Ier lo«, unb 
bie Säume faulen frac^enb unter feinen touc^tigcn Streichen, 
unb ba« Ärac^en tl^at i^m tool^I. So lam ber 2tbenb ^eran, 

15 unb §einj fal^ fid^ x<^ij Sl^ung um, benn i^n hungerte ge« 

toaltig. ®r brauchte aud^ nid^t lange }u haarten, benn t>om 

§aug ber SBalbfrau fam eine 2iBeib«^)erfon, bie ftellte einen 

Äorb mit ©))eif* unb 3^ranf neben ben ermübcten §oIjfäIIer. 

21 fö §einj feine Slugen aufl^ob, fa^ er bor ftd^ eine hjunber« 

20 lieblid^e ©eftalt, umfloffen Don gelbem §aar, barauf bie legten 
©trauten ber unterge^enben ©onne flinferten. 2)aö toar bie 
2^od^ter ber 2Balbfrau. ©ie blidfte ben jungen, finfteren ®cs 
fetten mit fanften Slugen an unb blieb eine Söeile ijor il^m 
ftel^en. SlI^ er aber nid^ts rebete, ging fte tuieber bon bannen. 

25 §einj afe unb tranl. 2)ann trug er fid^ eine ©treu öon %(xx^i 

nenjtueigen unb SBalbmoo« jufammen, legte fic^ nieber unb 

fd^Iief einen traumlofen ©d^Iaf. 2lber aU er am 3Korgen 

ertuad^te, toar aud^ fein 2eib trieber lt)ad^ geh)orben. 

2)a griff er jur ^oljajt unb l^icb auf bie ©tämme lo^, ba^ 

30 ber 2Balb bon feinen Iräftigen ©d^Iögen eine ©tunbe in ber 



42 GERMAN READER, 

Slunbc h)icberl^allte. Unb aU am Slbenb ba« fd^öne SJläbd^en 
mit bem offen !am, fal^ §cinj nic^t me^r fo finfter brein toic 
2^a0^ jubor, unb h)cil er füllte, ba^ ti\Q(x% 0ef))roc^en h)erben 
muffe, fo faßte er: „^isfim.^ SBetter ^eute.** 3)arauf ant* 
toortete baS SKäbd^en : „3^/ f^^'^ fd^öneö SBetter/' unb bann 5 
nidte fie unb mad^te ftc^ auf ben ^eimtoeg. 

©0 toerftrid^en fieben i^age, einer toie ber anbre unb am 
fiebenten lag toar ber le^te 95aum umgel^auen. 3)ie SBalbfrau 
!am, belobte ben fleißigen §einj unb fj)rad^ : „Stun fommt bie 
jtoeite Slrbeit.'' 10 

Da mu^te §einj bie Saumtourjeln auSroben, ba^ ®rbretd^ 
umgraben unb g^rud^t unb ©amen fäen. 2)aju ^ix^wifi^ er 
fieben SBoc^en. 3^*^^" Slbenb aber nac^ tjoübrad^tem 2^ageU)er! 
brad^te il^m bie 2^od^ter ber SBalbfrau ba§ offen unb fa^ neben 
il^m auf einem Saumftamm unb l^örte ju, h)aS i&einj erjäl^lte 15 
toon ber 3öelt brausen, unb tuenn er fertig toar, reichte fie il^m 
bie toei^e §anb unb fj)rad^ : „®ute "^o^i^i., lieber §einj," 2)ann 
ging fie in il^re Se^aufung, §einj aber fud[|te feine Sagerftatt 
auf unb fd^lief al^balb ein. 

Site bie fieben SQSod^en l^erum h)aren, lam bie SQSalbfrau, 20 
fal^ ba§ 5öer!, belobte ben fleißigen ©efeHen unb fjjrad^: 
«9lun fommt bie britte Slrbeit. %t%\. follft bu mir aug bem 
gefaßten ^^\-^ ein §au« bauen mit fieben (Semäd^ern, unb 
ioenn bu aud^ baö öoHbrad^t l^aft, bann er^ältft bu einen 
Sedier mit bem SBaffer be§ 35ergeffeng unb fannft gelten, 25 
h)o^in bu toinft." 

3)a toarb §einj ein Saumeifter unb baute mit SCjt unb 
©äge ein ftattlid[ie§ §au§. 2)ie Slrbeit ging jh)ar nur langfam 
bon ftatten, h)eil §^i"S ^^"^^ ©efellen fd^affte, aber bag \oox 
\\jvx gar xC\i)i unlieb, benn eg gefiel il^m im grünen gorft, unb 30 



ELEMENTARY SEI.ECT/OXS. 43 

am He6ften tpäre er immer bei ber 3Salbfrau geblieben. 9(n 
fein t>ori0e$ Seib backte er tvol^I nod^ )un)eilen^ aber nur tvie 
einer, ber einen böfen 2^raum gehabt l^at unb fic^ am SJlorgen 
freut, ba^ er aufgetoac^t ift. lieben 3lbenb !am bie locbter 
5 ber SBalbfrau l^eraud )u i^m, unb bann fangen fte jufammen 
balb luftige SBeibmann^Iieber, balb Sieber toon Scheiben, 
9Keiben unb SSäieberfe^en. 

©0 berftric^en fieben SKonate. Da \oax ba« §au« fertig 

i)on ber ^l^ürfc^toeüe bi^ }um @iebel. 3(uf ben ®iebe( ^atte 

10 $ein) einen jungen 2^annenbaum geftedt, unb ba$ ^äbd^en 

l^atte Aränje a\x% 2^annenreid unb roten 93ogelbeeren gebunben 

unb bie SOBänbe bamit gefd^müdft. 

2)ie alte 2BaIbfrau fam an i^rer Ärüde, ben Äater auf ber 

©d^ulter, um ba« fertige SBerf in Slugenfd^ein ju nel^men. 

15 ©ie fa^ fe^r feierlid^ auö, unb in ber §anb trug fie einen 

au^ §oIj gefd^ni^ten Sedier, barin h)ar ba« SSÖaffer be^ Ser« 

geffeng. 

„35u l^aft bie brei SKrbeiten, bie id^ bir auferlegt, boHbrad^t,'' 
fj)rac^ fie, ^unb nun fommt ber 2o^n. 9Jimm biefen Sec^er, 
20 unb h)enn bu il^n bi^ jum legten 2^roj)fen geleert l^aft, fo ift 
bie 3Sergangenl^eit au^ beinem ©ebäc^tni^ au^gelöfd^t.'' 

J)er SBeibmann ftredEte jögemb bie ^oxCt nad^ bem Sedier 
au$. 

„a:rinf'," fj)rad^ bie SlBalbfrau, „unb öergi^ alle«!" 
25 rräaeg?" 

w^Ä atte^, bein Seib bon el^ebem, mic^ unb" 

wUnb mic^ auc^,'' fagte ba^ fc^öne SJläbd^cn unb l^ielt bie 
§anb öor bie 2lugen, um bie quettenben 2^^ränen aufjul^alten. 

3)a fa^te ber junge ®efell ben Sedier unb fd^Ieuberte il^n 
30 mit fräftiger §anb auf ben 33oben, ba^ ber 3:ranf in fielen 



44 GERM AN READER, 

bü^enben 2^roj)fen auf ba§ ®rag nieberregncte unb rief: «3Kuts 
ter, ic^ bleibe bei euc^l'' 

Unb el^e er tüujte, h)ie il^m gefc^a^, lag bag ÜJlöbdjien an 
feiner ©ruft unb fd^Iud^jte t)or ©eligfeit. Unb burd^ bie 
Säume ging ein SBel^en, unb bie gelben ©aaten ring^uml^er 5 
neigten fid^ im SBinb, bie SSögel fangen im (Seäft, unb ber 
toeije Kater ber äßalbfrau ging fc^nurrenb um ba« glücflid^e 
^aar im Äreiö l^erum. 

9Jun lönnte id^ no(^ o^ne gro^e 3Jlül^e bie alte SSäalbfrau 
in eine fd^öne ^ee, i^re S^od^ter in eine ^rinjeffin unb ba« 10 
neuerbaute §au« in ein fd^immernbeö Äönigöfd^lo^ bertüanbeln, 
aber bleiben tüir lieber ber 3Bal^rl^eit getreu unb laffen toir 
aUe^ beim Stiten. 

ßttüa^ SBunberbareg gefd^al^ aber bod^. 9Bo ein 2:roj)fen 
öon bem SBaffer be« $8ergeffen§ auf ben ©oben gefallen tt)ar, 15 
ba entftieg bem ®runb eine fleine Slume mit himmelblauen 
Stuglein. 2)ie Slume ^at fid^ f})äter über ba^ ganje Sanb 
Derbreitet, unb toer nic^t Xot\%, toie fie l^ei^t, für ben ift biefe 
Oefd^id^te nid^t gefd^rieben. Baumbad?. 



L 

3)er fialif ßl^aftb ju 35agbab fa^ einmal an einem fd^önen 20 
9lad^mittag bel^aglid^ auf feinem ©ofa; er l^atte ein tpenig 
gefd^lafen, benn e^ n>ar ein ^eijer 2^ag, unb fa^ nun nad; feinem 
©c^läfd^en rec^t Reiter au«. 6r rauchte auö einer langen pfeife 
bon 9lofenl^olj, tranl ^ie unb ba ein toenig Äaffee, ben i^m ein 
©flaue einfd^enfte, unb ftrid^ fid^ allemal toergnügt ben 93art, 25 
toenn e« i^m gefd^medt batte. Äurj. man fal^ bem Kalifen an. 



ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS, 45 

ba^ c^ il^m red^t hjol^l hjar. Um biefc ©tunbc fonnte man gar 
gut mit il^m rcbcn, ipeil er ba immer red^t milb unb Icutfelig toar^ 
be§h)egen befuc^te i^n aud^ fein ®ro^t)ejicr SKanfor alle Jage um 
biefe 3^W- 3ln biefem 9lac^mittag nun fam er auc^, fab aber 

5 febr nad[|benflid^ au§, ganj gegen feine ®eh)o^n^eit. 3)er ftalif 
tl^at bie pfeife ein hjcnig o<\x% bem 9Runb unb ft)rad^ : «Söarum 
mad^ft bu ein fo nad^benflid^e^ ©efic^t, ©ro^öejier?" 

2)er ©ro^bejier fd^lug feine 2lrme freujh)ei^ über bie Sruft, 
verneigte ftc^ toor feinem §errn unb antwortete : w§err, ob id^ ein 

10 nad^benllid^e« Oefid^t mad^e, h)ei^ id^ nid^t, aber i)a unten am 
©d^Io^ fte^t ein Ärämer, ber l^at fo fc^öne ^(ai^^w, ba^ e^ mic^ 
ärgert, nid^t toiel überflüffige« ®elb ju l^aben.'' 

S)er Äalif, ber feinem ®ro^bejier fd^on lange gerne eine 
greube gemad[|t l^ätte, fd^idfte feinen fd^ioarjen ©flatoen hinunter, 

15 um ben Ärämer herauf ju Idolen. Salb !am ber ©flaöe mit bem 
Krämer jurüdE. Diefer h?ar ein Heiner, bidfer 5Wann, fd[|h)arjs 
braun im ©efid^t unb in jcrlum})tem 3tnjug. Gr trug einen 
Äaften, in toelc^em er atler^anb Sparen ^j^yiit, perlen unb 
Sflinge, reid^befd^lagene ^iftolen, Sedier unb Kämme. S)cr Kalif 

20 unb fein 3Sejier mufterten alle§ burd^, unb ber Kalif faufte enb« 
lic^ für fid^ unb 9Jlanfor fd^öne ^iftolen, für bie ^rau be§ 
SSejierS aber einen Kamm. 211« ber Krämer feinen Kaften fd^on 
ioieber jumad^en tooCte, fal^ ber Kalif eine Heine Sd^ublabe unb 
fragte, ob barin aud^ nod^ äöaren feien. SDer Krämer jog bie 

25 ©d^ublabe l^erau« unb jcigte barin eine 3)ofe mit fd^Joärj* 
lid;em $ult)er unb ein ^a^jier mit fonberbarer ©d^rift, bie 
toeber ber Kalif nod^ 5Wanfor lefen fonnte. ,,%i) befam 
einmal biefe jtoei ©türfe bon einem Kaufmanne, ber fie in 
3Keffa auf ber ©tra^e fanb," fagte ber Krämer, „id^ toei^ nic^t, 

30 h)a« fie enthalten ; eud^ fte^en fie um geringen ^reig ju 2)ienft, 



46 GERM AN READER, 

xi) lann boc^ nic^tö bamit anfangen." 3)cr Äalif, bcr in feiner 
Sibliot^ef gerne alte 5Kanufcri})te l^atte, toenn er fie aud^ x(\i)i 
lefen fonnte, laufte ©c^rift unb 3)ofe unb entließ ben Ärämer. 
3)er Äalif aber badete, er möchte gerne toiffen, toa^ bie ©d^rift 
entl^alte, unb fragte ben SBejier, ob er feinen lenne, ber e« 5 
entziffern fönnte. »©näbigfter §err unb ©ebieter/' antwortete 
biefer, „an ber großen 9Wofd[iee tool^nt ein 9Jlann ; er ^ei^t ©elim 
ber ©ele^rte, ber öerfte^t ade ©^)rad^en ; lafe i^n lommen, öiel« 
leidet fennt er biefe geJ^eimni^boHen S^Ö^»'' 

2)er gelel^r-te ©elim toar balb l^erbeigel^olt, „©elim/ fprac^ 10 
ju i^m ber Äalif, „©elim, man fagt, bu feieft fel^r gelehrt ; gudf* 
einmal ein toenig in biefe ©c^rift, ob bu fie lefen lannft ; lannft 
bu fte lefen, fo belommft bu ein neue^ geftf leib Don mir, lannft bu 
eg nid^t, fo befommft bu jhjölf Sadfenftreid^e unb fünfunbjtoanjig 

auf bie eJ^Jf'^^'f^"/ ^^'^ ^^*^ i^i^ "^^^^ umfonft ©elim ben 15 
©ele^rten nennt.'' ©elim verneigte ftd^ unb fj)rad^ : w2)ein SßJiHe 
gefd^el^e, §crr !" Sänge betrad^tete er bie ©d^rift, ))lö^lid^ aber 
rief er au^: „35a§ ift lateinifd^, §err, ober id^ la^ mid^ 
l^ängen." — r,©ag' h)a§ brin fte^t/' befahl ber Äalif, „toenn e^ 
lateinifc^ ift." 20 

©elim fing an ju überfe^en : „3Renfd^, ber bu biefeS finbeft, 
j)reife Slttal^ für feine ®nabe. SBer bon bem ^ulber in biefer 
2)ofe fd^nu))ft unb baju fi)rid^t, Mutabor, ber fann fid^ in jebe« 
2;ier bertoanbeln unb öerftel^t aud^ bie ©^)ra(^e ber Spiere. SBiH 
er toieber in feine menfd^lid^e ©eftalt jurüdffel^ren, fo neige er fid^ 25 
breimal gen Dften unb fjjred^e jeneö SBort. Slber l^üte bid^, h)enn 
bu ücrloanbelt bift, ba^ bu nid^t lad^eft, f onft öerfd^toinbet ba§ gou« 
bern)ort gän^lid^ au« beinem ©ebäd^lnig unb bu bleibft ein Stier." 

21U ©elim ber ©ele^rte alfo gelefen l^atte, toar ber Äalif über 
bie SWa^en öergnügt. gr lie^ ben ©ele^rten fc^toören niemanb, 30 



ELEMENTARY SEIECTIONS, 47 

ettoaS t)on bem @e^etmni$ )u fagen^ fc^enlte il^m ein fc^öned 
Äleib unb entließ i^n. 3^ feinem ©ro^öejier aber fagte er: 
„2)a« l^ei^* xi) gut einfoufen, 3Jlanfor ! 2Bie freue \ä) mid^, bis 
id^ ein 2:ier bin 1 SJlorgen frü^ lommft bu ju mir. SBir ge^en 
5 bann mit einanber auf« "^tWi, f(i^nuj}fen tVcooi% toenigeg cm^ 
meiner 3)ofe unb belaufd^en bann, \oa% in ber Suft unb im 
SBajfer, im 3Balb unb %tü) gefj)ro(^en toirb!'' 

2. 

lo Äaum l^atte am anbern 5Korgen ber Äalif ß^afib gefrü^ftücft 
unb fid^ angelleibet, ate fd^on ber ©ro^bejier erfd^ien, i^n, \o\t 
er befohlen, auf bem ©J}ajiergange ju begleiten. 35er Äalif 
ftedEte bie 2)ofe mit bem ^Ci\xhtt'!f\x\'otx in ben ®ürtel, unb 
nad^bem er feinem ©efolge befolgten, jurüdfjubleiben, mad^te er ' 

15 jid^ mit bem (Srojöejier ganj allein auf ben SEBeg. ©ie gingen 
juerft burd^ bie leiten (Särten be« Äalifen, f^äl^ten aber berge« 
benc nai^ ettDaS Sebenbigem, um i^r Äunftftüdf ju J)robieren. ^er 
SSejier fd^Iug enblid^ bor, Leiter l^inauS an einen 2^eid^ ju ge^en, 
h)o er fd^on oft biele 2^iere, namentlid^ Störd^e, gefeiten l^abe, bie 

2o burd^ il^r grabitötifd^eS SBefen unb il^r (Sella^^jer immer feine 
Slufmerffamleit enegt l^aben. 

95er Äalif bittigte ben 3Sorfd^(ag feine« SSejier« unb ging mit 
il^m bem 2^eid^ ju. 2(1« fie bort angefommen toaren, fallen fie 
einen ©tord^en ernftl^aft aufs unb abgelten, g^röfd^e fud^enb unb 

25 ^ie unb ba etuja« bor fid^ ^in!la))^)ernb. Bwß't^i^ f^^^" f^^ <*wd^ 
toeit oben in ber £uft einen anbern ©tord^en biefer ®egenb 
jufd^toeben. 

„^6^ toette meinen 93art, gnäbigfter §err/' fagte ber ®ro^s 
bejier, ,rbiefe jtoei Sangfü^Icr fül^ren \t%i ein fd^öne« ®ef})räd^ 

30 mit einanber. 2Bie iDäre e«, toenn toir ©törd^e toürben 'i** 



48 GERMAN READER, 

nSBol^I gef))roci^cn !" anttoottete ber Äalif. rf2lber öorl^et ioollen 
iDir nod^ einmal betrad^ten, lüie man U)icber 5Kenfcl^ loirb. — 
3lid^tig ! dreimal gen Dften geneigt unb Mutabor gefagt, fo bin 
\6) toieber Äalif unb bu aSejier. 2lber nur um*^ §immel§ toiHen 
nid^t gelacht, fonft finb U)ir Verloren !'' 5 

SBäl^renb ber Kalif alfo fprad;, \okj er ben anbern Stord^en 
über il;rem §auj)te fd^lüeben unb langfam fid^ jur 6rbe laffen. 
©d^nell jog er bie SDofe <x\x^ bem ®ürtel, nal^m eine gute $rife, 
bot fie bem ®ro^bejier bar, ber gleid^faH^ fd^nu})fte, unb beibe 
riefen : Mutabor ! lo 

2)a fd^rumjjften i^re Seine ein unb tDurben bünn unb rot, bie 
fc^önen gelben Pantoffeln be§ Kalifen unb feinet 33egleiter§ 
lüurben unförmlid^e ©tord^fü^e, bie 3lrme tourben ju klügeln, ber 
§al^ fu^r au^ ben 2ld^feln unb toarb eine @lle lang, ber Sart 
toar t)erfd^h)unben unb ben Äört)er bebedften tDeid^e g^ebern. 15 

„^x l^abt einen l^übfd^en ©d^nabel, §err ©ro^öejier,'' fj)rad^ 
nad^ langem @rftaunen ber Kalif. rrSeim Sart beö ^ro}3^eten, 
fo etlüa^ l^abe id^ in meinem Seben nid^t gefeiten." 

„3)an!e untertl^änigft," erlüieberte ber ©ro^öejier, inbem er ftd^ 
büdfte ; „aber toenn id^ e^ tragen barf, möd^te id^ bel^au^)ten, eure 20 
§ol^eit feigen aU ©tord^ beinal^e nod^ l^übfd^er au§, benn alg 
Kalif. 2lber fommt, Joenn eg eud^ gefällig ift, ba^ U)ir unfere 
Kameraben bort belaufd^en unb erfal^ren, ob toir toirllid^ 
©torc^ifd^ lönnen?" 

^nbem lüar ber anbere ©tord^ auf ber (Srbe ange!ommen. 6r 25 
^u^te \\ij mit bem ^i^XKoibA feine %\^^t, legte feine g^ebern 
jured^t unb ging auf ben erften ©tord^en ju, 2)ie beiben neuen 
©törd^e aber beeilten fid^, in i^re 5Räl^e ju lommen, unb öernal^men 
ju i^rem ©rftaunen folgenbe^ ©efpräd^ : 

„Outen SWorgen, grau Sangbein, fo frül^ fd^on auf ber SBiefe?'' 30 



ELEMENTAR Y SELECTIONS, 49 

wSd^önen 3)an!, liebe ÄIat)J)erf(^nabeI ! 3>^ ^«^e mir ein 
neine^ ^rü^ftücf geholt, ^ft euc^ bieOeid^t ein äiierteld^en 
ßibed^^ Ö^fäßiö, ober ein grof d^fd^enf elein ?" 
r,2)anfe gel^orfamft; l^abe l^eute gar feinen äH>J)etit. 5^ 

5 fomme aud^ ipegen ettoa« gan3 anberem auf bie SBiefe. 3^^^ 
foll l^eute bor ben ©äften meinet SJater^ tanjen, unb ba loill 
ic^ mid^ im ©titten ein ioenig üben." 

3ugleid^ fc^ritt bie junge ©törd^in in lounberlid^en !öes 
ioegungen burd^ ba^ Jelb. Der Äalif unb 3)lanfor fa^en i^r 

lo bertounbert nad^. 3(1^ fte aber in malerifc^er ©teQung auf 
einem %\x% ftanb unb mit ben JJ'^Ö^''^ anmutig baju toebelte, 
ba tonnten fid^ bie beiben nic^t me^r galten ; ein unauf^alt« 
fame^ ®eläd^ter brad^ ^\x^ i^ren Scbnäbeln l;ert)or^ bon bem 
fie fw^ erft x^<kij langer '^t\i erholten. Der Äalif fa^te fid^ 

15 juerft ioieber : „5Da^ loar einmal ein 3pa^/' rief er, „ber nic^t 

mit ®olb ju bejal^len ift. ©d^abe! ba^ bie bummcn 2^iere 

burd^ unfer ®eläd^ter fic^ l^aben berfc^euc^en laffen, fonft Ratten 

fie getoi^ auc^ noc^ gefungen !" 

3lber je^t fiel e^ bem ®ro^l)ejier ein, ba^ bag Sad^en 

2o h)äl^renb ber S5ertoanblung »erboten h>ar. 6r teilte feine 
3lngft be^Ujegen bem Äalifen mit. „^o^ SKefla unb 3Kebina ! 
S)a^ toäre ein fd^led^ter ©t)a^, Ipenn id^ ein ©tord^ bleiben 
mü^te! Sefmne bic^ bod^ auf ba^ bumme SBort, ic^ bringe 
e^ nid^t ^erau^." 

25 «Dreimal nad^ Dften muffen toir un^ büdfen unb baju 
fpred^en : Mu — Mu — Mu — " 

©ie ft eilten fic^ gen Dften unb büdften fid^ in einem fort, 
ba^ il^re ©c^näbel beinahe bie 6rbe berül^rten. 2lber, 
Jammer ! Da§ 3^wbertt)ort toar il^nen entfallen unb fo oft 

30 fid^ aud^ ber Äalif büdfte, fo fe^nlic^ auc^ fein SSejier Mu — 



50 GERM AN READER. 

Mu — baju rief, jjebe ßrinnerung baran toar berfd^tounben, 

unb ber atme ßl^afib unb fein SSejier tDaren unb blieben 

©törd^e. 

3. 

2^raurifl toanbelten bie SSerjauberten butd^ bie gelber, ©ie 
tou^ten gar nid^t, \o<xl fte in il^rem ®Ienb anfangen foHten. 5 
Slu^ il^rer ©tord^enl^aut lonnten fie nic^t l^erau^; in bie ©tabt 
jurüdf fonnten fie aud^ nid^t, um fid^ ju erlenncn ju geben, 
benn U)er l^ätte einem ©tord^en geglaubt, ba^ er ber Kalif fei, 
unb "mtxiw. man e^ aud^ geglaubt l^ätte, U)ürben bie ßintool^ner 
bon SSagbab einen ©tord^en jum Äalifen getPoHt l^aben? 10 

©0 fd^lid^en fie mehrere 2^age uml^er unb ernährten ftc^ 
lümmerlid^ bon ^elbfrüd^ten, bie fie aber U)egen il^rer langen 
©d^näbel nid^t gut berf))eifen fonnten. 3" (Sibed^fen unb 
gröfd^en l^atten fte übrigeng feinen 3ll5j)etit. Denn fie befürd^« 
teten, mit fold^en SedEerbiffen fid^ ben 3Dlagen ju berberben. 15 
^x einjigeg SBergnügen in biefer traurigen Sage U)ar, ba^ fie 
fliegen fonnten, unb fo flogen fie oft auf bie 2)äd^er bon 
Sagbab, um ju fe^en, U)ag barin borging. 

3n ben erften 2^agen bemerften fie gro^e Unrul^e unb 2^rauer 
in ben ©trafen. 2lber ungefäl^r am bierten 3^age nad^ i^rer 20 
Verzauberung fa^en fie auf bem ^alaft beg Äalifen, ba fallen 
fie unten in ber ©tra^e einen J)räd^tigen Slufjug. trommeln 
unb ^Pfeifen ertönten, ein 3Jlann in einem golbgeftidften ©d^ar« 
lad^mantel fa^ auf einem gefd^müdften 5ßferb, umgeben bon 
glänjenben 2)ienem. §alb Sagbab f))rang il^m nad^, unb alle 25 
fd^rieen : w§eil SKijra ! bem §errfd^er bon Sagbab !" 35a 
fallen bie beiben ©törd^e auf bem 3)ad^e beg ^ßalafte« einanber 
(xxi, unb ber Kalif ß^afib f})rad^: „Stl^nft bu je^t, h)arum id^ 
berjaubert bin, ßJro^bejier ? tiefer 3)lijra ift ber ©o^n meine« 



ELEMENTAR Y SELECTIONS. 51 

2^obfeinbeg, beg mäd^tigen Sauberer« Äafc^nur, ber mir in einer 
h't\tx[. Stunbe "^^y^ijt fd^tour. aber nod^ gebe id^ bie Hoffnung 
nid^t auf. jtomm mit mir, bu treuer ©efä^rte meinet @Ienbd, 
h)ir tooHen jum ®rabe be« 5pro^)l^eten toanbem; bietteid;t ba^ 

5 an l^eiliger ©tätte ber S^w^^^^^ V^^\^ h)irb.'' 

@ie erl^oben jt(^ bom %Q^i^^ be« ^alafte« unb flogen ber 
@egenb bon 3)lebina ju. 

!Dlit bem fliegen tooSte %% aber nic^t gar gut gelten, benn 
bie beiben ©törd^e l^atten nod^ toenig Übung. „D iperr," 

10 ä(^jte no^i^ ein J)aar ©tunben ber ©ro^toejier, ,fid^ l^alte e« 

mit eurer (Sriaubnid nid^t mel^r lange au$, il^r fliegt gar ju 

fd;nettl Slud^ ift e^ fd^on Slbenb, unb h)ir träten too^I, ein 

Unterlommen für bie 3fJac^t ju fuc^en." 

ßl^afib gab ber Sitte feine« Wiener« ®e^ör; unb ba er 

15 unten im 2^^ale eine SRuine erblidfte, bie ein Dbbac^ ju ge« 
toäl^ren fd^ien, fo flogen fie bal^in. SJer Drt, h)o fie fid^ für 
biefe 5Rac^t niebergelaffen l^atten, fd^ien el^emal« ein ©d^lo^ 
getoefen ju fein, ^ijlm ©äulen ragten unter ben S^rümmern 
l^erbor; mel^rere ©emäd^er, bie nod^ jiemtid^ erhalten toaren, 

20 jeugten bon ber el^emaligen ^racbt be« ipaufe«. ßl^aftb unb 
fein Segleiter gingen burd^ bie (Sänge um^er, um fid^ ein 
trodfeneg ^lä^d^en ju fud^en; ^)lö|lid^ blieb ber ©tord^ 5Kans 
for fte^en. r»§err unb ©ebieter/' flüfterte er leife, ,rU)enn e« 
nur nid^t tl^öric^t für einen ©ro^bejier, nod^ mel^r aber für 

25 einen ©tord^en toäre, fic^ bor ®efj)enftern ju fürd^ten! 5Mir 
ift gan} unl^eimlid^ }u ^ut, benn l^ierneben ^at e^ gan^ 
öeme^mlid^ g^f^ufjt unb geftöl^nt." 3)er Kalif blieb nun aud^ 
ftel^en unb l^örte ganj beutlid^ ein leife« SBeinen, ba« el^er 
einem SWenfd^cn, al« einem Siere anzugehören fd^ien. aSoH 

30 ®rh)artung toollte er ber ©egenb jugel^en, tool^er bie Klagetöne 



52 GERM AN READER, 

famcn; ber SBcjier aber ^jacftc il^n mit bem ©d^nabct tim 
3=Iü0el unb bat il^n flel^cntlid^, fid^ nid^t in M^yxt, unbelannte 
©cfal^ren ju ftürjen. 3)ocl^ bergebcns! 2)er Äalif, bem aud^ 
unter bem ©tord^enflügel ein ta^)fereg §erj fd^Iug, ri^ fid^ mit 
3SerIuft einiger ^ebern lo^ unb eilte in einen finftern %^x\.%. 5 
33alb tüar er an einer 2^^üre angelangt, bie nur angelel^nt 
fd^ien, unb tt)orau§ er beutlid^e ©eufjer, mit ein toenig (Se^ 
l^eul, t)erna^m. 6r ftie^ mit bem ©d^nabel bie SCI^üre auf, 
blieb aber überrafd^t auf ber ©d^toette fte^en. %xi bem öer* 
fallenen ®emad^, baS nur burd^ ein Ileineö ©itterfenfter fj^är« 10 
lid^ erleud^tet toar, fal^ er eine gro^e 9lad^teule am Soben 
fi^en. 3)idfe 2^firänen rollten i^r q.\x^ ben großen runben 
Slugen, unb mit l^eiferer ©timme [tie^ fie i^re Älagen au§ 
bem Irummen ©d^nabel l^erau^. 211^ fie aber ben Saufen 
unb feinen 3Sejier, ber inbeS aud^ l^erbeigefd^Iid^en toar, er« 15 
blidte, erl^ob fie ein lautet g^reubengefd^rei. 3'^^'^^ toifd^te 
fte mit bem braungefledten ^lügel bie 2^l^ränen auö bem Sluge, 
unb ju bem großen ©rftaunen ber beiben rief fie in gutem, 
menfc^lid^em 3lrabifd^: „SBiUfommen, il^r ©törd^e, il^r feib mir 
ein guteg '^txi^tx^ meiner (Srrettung, benn burd^ ©törd^e toerbe 20 
mir ein gro^e^ ©lüdf fommen, ift mir einft ^ro^)l^ejeit toorben!" 
3llg fid^ ber Äalif t>on feinem ®rftaunen erl^olt l^atte, büdfte 
er fid^ mit feinem langen §al§, brad^te feine bünnen g^ü^e 
in eine jierlid^e ©tellung unb fj)rad^: „5lad^teule! Steinen 
SBorten nad^ barf id^ glauben, eine Seibenögefäl^rtin in bir ju 25 
fe^cn. 3lber (xi) ! 2)eine Hoffnung, ba^ burd^ un§ beine 
Stettung lommen tDerbe, ift t)ergeblid^. 2)u tüirft unfere ^ilf« 
lofigfeit felbft erfennen, hjenn bu unfere ©efd^ic^te l^örft." 
35ie 5iad^teule bat il^n ^u erjäl^Ien, ber Ralif aber l^ub an unb 
erjäfjlte, toa^ \ö\x bereite toiffen. 30 



.ELEMENTAR Y SELECTJONS. 53 

4. 

Sil« ber Äalif ber Sulc feine ©efd^ic^te borgetragen l^atte, 
banite fte i^m unb fagte: wSJemimm auc^ meine ©efd^id^te 
unb ^öre, toie id^ nid^t toeniger unglücflid^ bin aU bu. 3Jlein 
3Satet i[t ber Äönig toon S^^i^*^/ ^^z V^"^^ ^i«3ig« unglücflic^e 

5 2^oci^ter, ^ei^e fiufa. Sener S^^w'^^'^^^ Äafd^nur, ber eud^ öer* 
jauberte, l^at aud^ mid^ in« Unglüdf geftürjt. @r fam eine« 
2:age« ju meinem 35ater unb begehrte mic^ jur "^xoyx für feinen 
©ol^n SKijra. 3Kein SSater aber, ber ein ^i^iger 3Wann ift^ 
lie^ i^n bie 2^re^)j)e l^inunter Werfen. 35er ßlenbe tou^te fi(^ 

10 unter einer anbem ßJeftalt toieber in meine SRä^e ju fd^Ieid^en, 
unb afe id^ einft in meinem (Sorten Grfrifc^ungen ju mir 
nel^men h)oIIte, brad^te er mir, al« ©Habe öerfleibet, einen 
2^ranl bei, ber mid^ in biefe abfd^eulid^e ©eftalt öertoanbelte. 
3Sor ©d^redfen ol(;nmäd^tig, brad^te er mid^ l^ierl^er unb rief 

15 mir mit fd^redflic^er ©timme in bie D^ren: 

„2)a foHft bu bleiben, ^ä^Iid^, felbft öon ben lieren 
berad^tet, bi« an bein 6nbe, ober bi« einer au« freiem SBiUen 
bid^, felbft in biefer fd^redflid^en (Seftalt, jur ®attin begehrt. 
©0 räd^e id^ mic^ an bir unb beinem ftoljen SSater.'' 

20 »©eitbem fmb öiele 5!Jlonate t)erfIoffen. (Sinfam unb traurig 
lebe id^ al« (Sinfieblerin in biefem ©emäuer, berabfd^eut i)on 
ber SBelt, felbft ben 3;ieren ein ©reuel; bie fd^öne ?latur ift 
i)ür mir t)erfd^Ioffen, benn id^ bin blinb am 2^age, unb nur, 
h)enn ber ÜRonb fein bleid^e« Sid^t über bie« ©emäuer au«« 

25 gie^t, fällt ber ijerl^üllenbe ©d^Ieier i)on meinem Stuge." 

3)ie (Sule l^atte geenbet unb tpifd^te fid^ mit bem g^Iügel 
tüieber bie Slugen au«, benn bie ßrjäl^Iung il^rer Seiben ^atte 
i|^r 3^^ränen entlodft. 



54 GERM AN READER. 

35er Äalif h)ar bei ber ©rjäl^Iung ber ^linjeffm in tiefet 
SRad^benfen berfunfen. „2Benn mid^ nid^t aUeö taufest/' fj)racl^ 
er, r/fo finbet jh)ifc^en unferem UnglüdE ein gel^eimer 3wf^"^* 
ntenl^ang ftatt; aber tt)o finbe id^ ben ©d^lüffel ju biefem 
SRätfel?" Die ßule anttportete i^m: „D §err! aud^ mir 5 
al^net bie§; benn eg ift mir einft in meiner frü^eften S^^Ö^"^ 
bon einer Ujeifen ^rau ^)ro))l^e}eit tDorben, ba^ ein Stord^ mir 
ein öro^eg ®Iüdf bringen toerbe, unb id^ tpü^te ijielleid^t, h)ie 
h)ir un§ retten fönnten.'' 3)er Äalif twar fel^r erftaunt unb 
fragte, auf toeld^em SSäege fie meine. „%tx 3<Jwberer, ber 10 
ung beibe unglüdflid^ gemad^t l^at/' fagte fie, r/Iommt alle 
SWonate einmal in biefe Sluinen. 9lid^t tüeit öon biefem ©e« 
mad^ ift ein ©aal. Dort })flegt er bann mit bielen ©enoffen 
ju fd^maufen. ©d^on oft l^abe id^ fie bort belaufd^t. ©ie 
erjä^Iten bann einanber i^re fd^änblid^en SBerfe, öieHeid^t ba^ 15 
er bann ba^ '^Qi.y&^x'ai^xX, ba^ il^r öergejfen l^abt, au^f^)rid^t.'' 

,,D teuerfte ^rinjeffm," rief ber Äalif, rffag* an, toann 
fommt er, unb tt)o ift ber ©aal?" 

Die ®ule fc^toieg einen Slugenblid unb f^)rac^ bann : „Jlel^met 
e§ nid^t ungütig, aber nur unter einer Sebingung lann id^ 20 
euern SBunfd^ erfüllen.'^ ff©})ric^ aug ! ©))rid^ au§ !" fd^rie 
g^afib. „Sefiel^l, e§ ift mir jebe red^t." 

.„3lämlid^ id^ möd^te aud^ gerne jugleid^ frei fein, bieg !ann 
aber nur gefd^el^en, toenn einer t)on eud^ mir feine §anb reid^t.'' 

Die ©törd^e fd^ienen über ben Stntrag ettoa^ betroffen ju 25 
fein, unb ber Äalif toinfte feinem Diener, ein h)enig mit i^m 

l^inau^jugel^en. 

„©ro^öejier," f^rad^ bor ber 2^f|üre ber Äalif, „bag ift ein 
bummer §anbel, aber il^r fönntet fie fc^on nel^men." 

„©0?" antwortete biefer, „ba^ mir meine ?Jrau, tocnn id^ 30 



ELEMENTAR Y SELECTJONS, 55 

nac^ $aud fomme, bie 9(u0en au^fra^t ? 9(u(^ bin id^ ein 
alter 3Jlann^ unb i^r feib noc^ jung unb un))er^eiratet, unb 
lönnet e^er einer jungen fc^önen ^rinjeffm bie $anb geben.'' 
f^hoA i[t e^ eben/' feufjte ber Äalif, inbem er traurig bie 
5 t^'tügel Rängen lie^, ,rh)er fagt bir benn, ba^ fie jung unb fc^ön 
ift? a5ag l^ei^t bie Äa^e im Sadf laufen!'' 

@ie rebeten einanber gegenfeitig nod^ lange )u^ enblic^ aber, 
ate ber Äalif fa^, ba^ fein Sfjier lieber ©tor(^ bleiben, aU 
bie ®ule l^eiraten toollte, entfd^Io^ er fid^, bie Sebingung lieber 
10 felbft ju erfüHen. 3)ie Gule toar l^oc^erfreut. ©ie geftanb 
i^nen, ba^ fie ju leiner beffem '^i\i Ratten lommen fönnen, 
toeit toal^rfd^einlid^ in biefer Stacht bie S^w^^ter fid^ berfammeln 
toerben. 

©ie t)erlie^ mit ben ©törc^en ba^ Sernad^, um fie in jenen 
15 ©aal JU führen ; fie gingen lange in einem finftem ®ang l^in ; 
enblid^ ftra^lte i^nen au^ einer l(^alb t>erfallenen ÜRauer ein 
l^eOer ©c^ein entgegen. ätlS fte bort angelangt toaren, riet 
il^nen bie @ule, fid^ ganj ru^ig ju ber^alten. ©ie lonnten öon 
ber fiüdte, Q>xi toelc^er fie ftanben, einen großen ©aal tiberfe^en. 
20 @t Ujar ringsum mit ©äulen gefd^müdft unb Jjrad^tüoH berjiert. 
3Siele farbige 2amj)en erfc^tcn ba^ 2i(^t be^ 2^age^. %x^. ber 
3Witte be« ©aale« ftanb ein runber 2^ifc^, mit t)ielen unb 
au^gefud^ten ©j)eifen befe^t. Sling^ um ben 2:ifc^ jog ftc^ ein 
©ofa, auf toeld^em ad^t 3Wänner fa^en. %xi einem biefer 
25 5!Ränner erfannten bie ©törd^e jenen Ärämer h)ieber, ber i^nen 
bag 3^wberj)ulber öerfauft l^atte. ©ein 5Rebenfi|cr forberte 
i^n auf, il^nen feine neueften 2:iiaten ju ergö^len. ®r erjäl^lte 
unter anbem auc^ bie ©efd^id^te be^ Äalifen unb feine« 
33ejier«. 



56 GERM AN READER, 



5. 



fM(x% für ein SBort l^aft bu i^nen benn aufgegeben f'' fragte 
i^n ein anberer ^^uberer. rrSin red^t fc^toereS lateinifd^e^, e§ 
l^ei^t Mutabor.^ 

211^ bie ©törd^e an i^rer 5!Kauerlücfe biefeö l^örten, famen fie 
t)or greube beinahe au^er fid^. ©ie liefen auf i^ren langen 5 
^ü^en fo fd^neU bem 2^1^ore ber 3tuine }u, ba^ bie ßule faum 
folgen lonnte. 3)ort fj)rad^ ber Äalif gerührt ju ber ®ule: 
„SHetterin meinet Sebeng unb be^ Seben^ meinet g^reunbe^, 
nimm jum etoigen 35anl für ba§, tt)a^ bu an un^ getrau, mid^ 
jum ©emal^I (xx^,,"" 3)ann aber toanbte er fid^ nad^ Dften. 10 
dreimal büdften bie ©törd^e il^re langen §älfe ber ©onne entge« 
gen, bie foeben l^inter bem Oebirge ^eraufftieg. „M utabor," 
riefen fie ; im 3lu haaren fte t)eripanbelt, unb in ber l^ol^en ^reube 
be^ neu gefd^enften Seben^, lagen §err unb 3)iener lad^enb unb 
toeinenb einanber in ben Sfrmen. 2Ber befd^reibt aber i^r 15 
©rftaunen, al^ fie fid^ umfallen ? Sine fd^öne 3)ame, l^errlid^ ge« 
fd^müdPt, ftanb t)or il^nen. Säd^elnb gab fie bem Äalifen bie 
iganb. „(Srfennt il^r eure 9lad^teule nid^t mel^r ?" fagte fie. ©ie 
h)ar e^ ; ber Äalif tDar toon i^rer ©d^ön^eit unb Slnmut fo 
entjüdft, ba^ er aufrief, e^ fei fein grö^te^ ®Iüdf, ba§ er ©tord^ 20 
getoorbcn fei. 

2)ie brei jogen nun mit einanber auf Sagbab ju. 2)er 
Äalif fanb in feinen Kleibern nid^t nur bie 3)ofe mit S^wber« 
^julber, fonbern aud^ feinen (Selbbeutel. @r faufte bal^er im 
näd^ften I)orfe, loa^ %\x i^rer Steife nötig loar, unb fo famen 25 
fie balb an bie ^^l^ore t)on Sagbab. I)ort aber erregte bie 
Slnfunft be^ Äalifen gro^eg grftaunen. 5Wan ^atte i^n für 
tot ausgegeben, unb baS SSoIf h)ar baber l^oc^ erfreut, feinen 
geliebten §errfd;er n?ieber ju l^aben. 



ELEMENTARY SELECTIONS, 57 

Um fo me^r aber entbrannte i^r §a^ gegen ben SBetrüger 
5D?ijra. ©ie jogen in ben ^ßalaft unb nahmen ben alten 
3auberer unb feinen Sol^n gefangen. Den 3(Iten fc^idte ber 
Äalif in bagfelbe ®emac^ ber Jluine, ba^ bie ^rinjeffm aU 

5 @ule betDol^nt ^atte^ unb lie^ i^n bort aufl^ängen. Xem 
Seltne aber, tDeld^er nid^t^ t>on ben jtünften bed SJaterd üer« 
ftanb, Ke^ ber Äalif bie ffial^I, ob er fterben ober fc^nujjfen 
tDoQe. 3C(^ er bad Untere möl^Ite, bot i^m ber ®ro^)>e)ier 
bie ®ofe. (Sine tüd^tige $rife unb ba« 3öwberh)ort be^ Äalifen 

10 ijertoanbelte il^n in einen 6torcl^en. 3!)er Äalif lie^ il^n in 

einen eifemen Ääfig f))erren unb in feinem ©arten auffteHen. 

Sänge unb vergnügt lebte Äalif ß^aftb mit feiner S^rau, ber 

^rinjefftn ; feine toergnügteften ©tunben toaren immer bie, Xotwx 

ykjXi ber Oro^bejier nad^mittag^ befud^te ; ba fj)rad^en fie bann 

15 oft i)on i^rem ©tord^enabenteuer, unb ipenn ber Äalif red^t l^eiter 
toar, He^ er fid^ l^erab, ben ©ro^bejier nad^jua^men, toie er al* 
©tord^ auöfal^. @r ftieg bann emftl^aft, mit fteifen ^ü^en im 
3immer auf unb <\b, !Iaj)^crte, toebelte mit ben 2trmen, toie mit 
tJIügeln; unb jeigte, loie jener fid^ bergeblic^ nad^ Dften geneigt 

20 unb Mu — Mu — baju gerufen l^abe. ^ür bie ^rau Äalifin unb 
i^re Äinber loar biefe Sorfteßung allemal eine gro^e ^reube ; 
toenn aber ber Äalif gar ju lange !Iaj3))crte unb nicfte unb Mu — 
Mu — fc^rie, bann brol^te il^m ber Sejier, er toollte ba^, toaö 
t)or ber 2:^üre ber ^rinjeffin '3iad^teule üerl^anbelt hjorben fei, 

25 ber g=rau Äalifin mitteilen. 



POETRY. 



1. ^d^tüatbtnlieh. 

3tu§ fernem 2anb 

SSom 3Keere«ftranb, 

Stuf f)oi}tn, luftigen SBegen 

gliegft ©d^tüalbe bu, 

Dl)m Saft unb dinf)' 5 

35er Heben §eimat entgegen. 

D fjjrid^, tDol^er 

Über 2anb unb 3Keer 

§aft bu bie Äunbe toernommen, 

S)a^ im §eimatlanb 10 

®er SBinter fd^tüanb 

Unb ber g^rül^Iing, ber g^rül^Iing gefommen? 

S)ein Siebd^en fprid^t : 

„SBei^ felber nid^t, 

Sßol^er mir gefommen bie 3Kal^nung ; 15 

Dod^ fort unb fort 

aSon Drt ju Drt 

Sodft mid^ bie g^rül^Iing^al^nung. 



POETRY, 

©0 o^ne SRaft, 

3n frcubifler §aft, 

auf ^o^en, luftigen SÖäegen 

^lieg' id^ unöertoanbt 

Dem §eimatlanb, 

I)em lenjgefcbmücften, entgegen." 



59 



2. ^tt bifl toie eine JBIume. 

2)u bift h)ie eine Slume, 
©0 l^olb unb \iij'tx\. unb rein; 
Sd^ fd^au' bid^ an, unb SBe^mut 
^^ Sd^Ieid^t mir in« §crj l^inein. 

5Kir ift, al« ob id^ bie §änbe 
auf« S^m)^\. bir leflen fottt^ 
Setenb, ba^ Sott birf» erbalte 
©0 rein unb fd^ön unb bolb. 



3. ^ad <Sc^(off am Wlceve. 



Sturm» 



^etne. 



«5 rr§öf^ ^w ba« ©d^lo^ ö^fcl^en, 6« möd^te fid^ nieber neigen 

3!)a« l^o^e ©d^to^ am 9JJeer? 3" ^i^ fj)iegelflare ^lut, 

©olben unb rofig hjel^en 6« möd^te ftreben unb fteigen 

2)ie aBolfen brüber ^er. ^n ber 3lbenbU)olfen ©lut." 

f,3Bol^l l^ab' id^ e« gefeiten, 
2o 2!a« ^o^e ©d^lo^ am 3Reer, 

Unb ben 5!Jlonb barüber ftel^en, 
Unb 9iebel Voeit um^er." 



6o 



GERMAN READER, 



,,55er SBinb unb be^ 5)Recte*^ 3l>atten, 
©aben fte frifd^cn Älang? 
SSernal^mft bu au§ ben fallen 
Saiten unb ^^eftgefanö?" 



„^\^ Sßinbe, bie Söogcn alle 
Sagen in tiefer 9}ul^'; 
Ginem Slagelieb au§ ber §alte 
§ört* id^ mit Jl^ränen ju." 

,;®a^eft bu oben ge^en 
2)en König unb fein ®ema^I? 
2)er roten SWdntel SBel^en, 
2)er golb'nen Krone ©tra^t? 



g^ül^rten fte nid^t mit SBonne 
Sine fd^öne ^wngfrau bar, 
§^rrlid^ h)ie eine Sonne 
Stral^lenb im golbenen §aar?" 

,,2ßo^l fa^ ic^ bie ©Item beibe 
D^ne ber Kronen Sid^t, 
3m fd^toarjen 2^rauerf leibe ; 
2)ie ^wngfrau fal^ ic^ nid^t." 

UManb. 



lO 



4. ^ie Sorelcu 

3d^ h)ei^ nid^t, toa^ foB eg bebeuten, 
I)a^ id^ fo traurig bin; 
Gin 9Jlärd^en au^ alten 3^iten, 
2)a^ fommt mir nid^t au^ bem Sinn. 

3)ie 2uft ift \\\\i\ unb e« bunfelt, 
Unb rul^ig fliegt ber Sl^ein; 
®er ®i^)fel be« Sergej funfeit 
3m 9IbenbfonnenfdBein. 

®ie fd^önfte ^wngfrau fi^et 
S)ort oben tounberbar, 
3t^r golb'ne^ ©efd^meibe bli^et, 
Sie fämmt i^r golbene^ ^aar. 



15 



20 



POE TR Y, 6l 



Sie fämmt t^ mit golbenetn Stamme 
Unb fingt ein iJieb babei; 
Da^ ^at eine tounberfame, 
©etoaltige Welobei. 

5 2)en ©cf^iffer im Ileinen 3cf^iffe 

©rgreift e^ mit toilbem Söel^; 
@r fd^aut ni(^t bie ^elfenriffe, 
er fd^aut nur hinauf in bie §öf^\ 

%i^ glaube, bie SBetten t)erf(^Iingen 
lo 3lm ©nbe Sd^iffer unb Äa^n; 

Unb ba« l^at mit il^rem ©ingen 
3)ie 2oreIei getl^an. 



Beine. 



5. ^ie trattrige ^efc^ic^te t^oiit bttmmeit (Ȋttdc^en. 

§än«d^en loitt ein Sd^loffer tuerben, 

Sinb ju bei^ bie Sol^Ien; 
15 §än<^(^en toitt ein Sd^ufter toerben, 

Sinb JU l^art bie Sol^Ien; 

§än^dben toiH ein ©d^neiber Serben, 

2)od^ bie 5iabeln fted^en; 

^m^i)txi tüitt ein ©lafer tüerben, 
20 2)od^ bie Sd^eiben bred^en; 

^än^d^en h)itt 93ud^binber lüerben, 

Slied^t JU fe^r ber Äleiftcr, 

3mmer, tpenn er faum begonnen, 

^agt i^n fort ber 3Keifter. 
25 iQän^d^en, ipän^d^en, benfe bran, 

2öa^ au^ bir nod^ werben !ann! 



62 GERMAN READER, 

§än^ci^en {^at noc^ Diel begonnen, 

Srad^te nid^t^ ju ßnbe; 

®rüber ift bie ßeit toertonnen, 

Sd^tüae^ finb feine §änbe; 

ig>än«(^en ift nun §an§ getüorben, 5 

Unb er fi^t üoK 6orgen, 

hungert, bettelt, tüeint unb flaget 

3lbenb^ unb am 3Jlorgen: 

„%i}, tüarum nid^t tüar id^ ®ummer 

3n ber ^ugenb fleißig? ^o 

9Ba§ id^ immer aud^ beginne, 

2)ummer §anö nur ^ei^' id^. 

2ld^, nun glaub' id^ felbft baran, 

%(x% au§ mir nid^tg n)erben !ann!" 

iömenpetn. 

6. ^ie ^inber. 

5!Jiein Äinb, \q\x iöaren Äinber, 15 

3n)ei Äinber, flein unb frof|; 
SBir frod^en in^ $ül^nert^äu§d^en, 
aSerftedften ung unter ba§ ©tro^. 

aSir frästen tüie bie §ä^ne, 

Unb famen Seute l?orbei, 20 

„mierifi!" fie glaubten 

@g n)äre §al^nengefd^rei. 

2)ie Giften auf unferem §ofe, 

3)ie ta^)e}ierten n^ir au§, 

Unb n)of)nten brin beifammen, 25 

Unb mad^ten ein üorne^me« ^<x\x^. 



POETRY, 63 

^ed 9tad^6at$ alte ^a^e 

Äam öfter« jum Sefud^; 

Sföir mad^ten il^r Südling* unb Änije. 

Unb Komplimente genug. 

5 3Btr l^aben nad^ il^rem Sefinben 

Seforglid^ unb freunblid^ fl^ftagt ; 
SQäir l^aben feitbem ba^felbe 
SKand^er alten Äa^e gefaßt. 

SBir fa^en aud^ oft unb fj)rad^en 
10 SBernünftig, loie alte Seut^ 

Unb Ilagten, n)te alle« beffer 
©eloefen ju unferer 3^it- 

2Bie Sieb' unb Jreu' unb ©lauben 
SSerfd^tounben au« ber SKelt, 
13 Unb loie fo teuer ber Kaffee, 

Unb n)ie fo rar ba« Selb! . . . 

33orbei finb bie Äinberfj)iele, 

Unb alle« rollt öorbei — 

2)a« ®elb unb bie SBelt unb bie '^txitn, 

20 Unb ©laube unb Sieb' unb Ireu\ 

f)etne. 

7. ^vei 4^aaire ttnb @iner. 

2)u l^aft jtoei D^ren unb einen SKunb; 
SBiHft bu'« befragen? 
®ar öiele« foUft bu ^ören, unb 
Söenig barauf fagen. 



64 GERMAN READER, 

2)u f^aft jlüei klugen unb einen 3)iunb: 
3Wa(i^' bir^^ ju eigen ; 
@ar öielesJ foUft bu feigen, unb 
3)Janci^e^ üerfd^lüeigen. 

2)u ^aft ^tt)ei §änbe unb einen 3)lunb: 5 

Sern' e^ ermeffen! 

3h)eie finb ba jur Slrbeit, unb 

. ßiner gum ©ffen. 

HücFert. 

8. SBenn td^ ein tBdgUitt tnät'. 

33}enn ic^ ein SSöglein \oox\ Sin id^ gleid^ tpeit t)on bir, 

Unb aud^ jtoei glüglein \)'^ii\ 33in id^ bod^ im Sd^Iaf bei bir, 10 

glög' id^ JU bir; Unb reb* mit bir; 

aSJeil e^ aber nid^t !ann fein, SCäenn id^ ertt)ad^en t^u* 

33Ieib' id^ attJ^ier. 83in id^ allein. 

@« bergest feine Stunb* in ber 9iad^t, 

S)a mein §erje nid^t ertt)ad^t 15 

Unb an bid^ gebeult, 

2)a^ bu mir mel taufenbmal 

I)ein §erj gefd^enft. 

Polfslieb. 

9. ^tn ^\<t^it^hcivivx fte^t etnfatti. 

6in ^id^tenbaum ftel^t einfam 

3m 5lorben auf fal^ter §öl^\ 20 

3t)n fd^läfert; mit n)ei^er 2)edEe 

Umf^ütten i^n 6tö unb Sd^nee. 



f>eine. 



POETRY, 65 

@r träumt bon einer ^^almc, 
3!)ie fern im ^Korgenlanb 
©infam unb fd^toeigenb trauert 
3(uf brennenber 5?«If^nn)anb 

10. t)u fd^dned afif(^erttiäb4en. 

5 3!)u fd^öne« gifd^ermäbd^en, 

treibe ben Äal^n (xn^ Sanb; 
Äomm ju mir unb fe^e bicfi nieber, 
35}ir fofen, §anb in ioanb. 

Seg' an mein §erj bein Äö^)fc^en, 
10 Unb fürd^te bid^ nid^t fo fe^r; 

SSertrauft bu bid^ bod^ forglo^ 
^äglic^ bem tt)ilben 3Keer! 

3Jlein §er^ gleid^t ganj bem 3Weere, 
^cX ©türm unb 6bb' unb ^lut, 
15 Unb mand^e fc^öne ^erle 

!3n feiner 2:iefe ruht. 

Se jogen brei Surfd^e tüo^t über ben Jl^ein, 
Sei einer ^rau SBirtin, ba fe^rten fie ein: 

„grau SBirtin! \i(xi ©ie gut Sier unb SBein? 
20 3Bo I)at fie i^r fd^öne^ 2^öc^terlein?" 

w5Wein 33ier unb SIBein ift frifd^ unb !Iar, 
5Wein S^öd^terlein liegt auf ber Jotenbal^r. ' 



feilte. 



// 



66 GERMAN READER. 

Unb al^ jte traten jur Äammer l^inein, 
2)a lag jte in einem fc^toarjen 6c^rein. 

2)er erfte, ber fd^Iug ben Sd^Ieier jutüc! 
Unb fd^aute fie (xw, mit traurigem 35Iic!: 

3(^ ! lebteft bu nod^, bu fd^öne 3Raib ! 5 

%i) lüürbe bid^ lieben üon biefer 3^i^'" 

3)er jlüeite berfte ben ©d^leier ju 
Unb feierte fid^ ab unb toeinte baju: 

,/ 2ld^ ! ba^ bu liegft auf ber ^^otenba^r* ! 

%ij ^b* bid^ geliebet fo mand^e^ Sal^r." ^° 

^er britte l^ub il^n lieber fogleid^ 
Unb fü^te fie m\, ben 5Kunb fo bleid^: 

,,S)id^ liebt* id^ immer, bid^ lieb* id^ nod^ ^^ut*, 

Unb lüerbe bid^ lieben in ©hjigfeit." 

UManb. 

\%. %tx gute ftamera^. 

3d^ l^att* einen Äameraben, 15 

ßinen beffetn finb'ft bu nit. 

2)ie 2^rommel fd^lug jum ©treite, 

6r ging an meiner ©eite 

3n gleid^em ©d^ritt unb 2^ritt. 



©ine ^ugel fam geflogen, 
©ilt'g mir ober gilt e^ bir? 
Sl^n l^at eg n)eggerif[en, 
6r liegt mir t)or ben ^ü^en, 
9tU h)är*ö ein ©tüdf t)on mir. 



20 



POETRY, 67 

ffiitt mir bie $onb nod^ reichen, 
2)ertt)cil i(^ eben lab*: 
^ann bir bie ipanb nid^t geben, 
y^SIeib* bu im eto^ßen geben 
5 aWein guter Äomerab!" 

13. Sie Orenabierr. 

3lo<^ ^ranfreid^ jogen gtoei ©renabier', 
3)ie lüoren in SRu^Ianb gefangen, 
Unb al« jte famen in^ beutfd^e Quartier, 
©ie liefen bie Äöj)fe l^angen. 

10 Da l^örten fte beibe bie traurige 3Kör, 

3)a^ ^ranfreid^ Verloren gegangen, 
Seftegt unb jerfd^Iagen ba« taj)fere $eer, 
Unb ber ^aifer, ber Äaifer gefangen! 

2)a toeinten jufammen bie ©renabier' 
15 SBol^I ob ber Häglid^en Äunbe. 

35er eine fj)rad^ : ,,2Bie \ot\i lüirb mir, 
SSäie brennt meine alte Söunbe!" 

Der anbere fjjrad^: „Da^ Sieb ift au§. 
Slud^ id^ möd^t* mit bir fterben; 
20 J)od^ l^ab* id^ SKJeib unb Äinb ju §au«, 

3)ie ol^ne mid^ tjerberben/' 

„SEBag fd^ert mid^ Söeib? n)a« feiert mid^ Äinb? 
%i) trage n)eit beff^re^ Serlangen; 
2a^ fte betteln ^e^n, n)enn fie l^ungrig finb — 
25 SKein Äaifer, mein Äaifer gefangen! 



68 GERMAN READER, 

,,®eh)ä^r* mir, Sruber, eine Sitt' : 
"^VKVi. \ij je^t fterben tüerbe, 
So nimm meine Seid^e nac^ g^ranfreid; mit, 
Segrab' mid^ in ^ranfreid^ö @rbe. 

„^oA @{^ren!reuj am roten S3anb 5 

SoUft bu auf^ §erj mir legen; 
2)ie ^linte gieb mir in bie §anb 
Unb gürt* mir um ben Degen. 

„©0 min ic^ liegen unb l^orc^en ftill, 

3öie eine Sd^ilbtüad^' im ®rabe, 10 

Si^ einft id^ l^öre ÄanonengebrüH 

Unb n)ie(^ernber Stoffe ©etrabe. 

„J)ann reitet mein Äaifer tüol^l über mein ©rab, 

^\^V Sd^toerter flirren unb bli^en ; 

2)ann fteig' id^ gelüaffnet l^erDor au^ bem förab, 15 

Den Äaifer, ben Äaifer ju fd^ü^en/' 

r? e i n e. 

ö^ gel;t bei gebämpfter Strommel Slang ; 

ayie iueit nod^ bie Stätte, ber a55eg toie lang! 

D iüär' er gur 3tul^' unb aUeö üorbei, 

3d^ glaubt e^ bricht mir ba^ §erj entjtoei! 20 

3d^ i^ab' in ber äBelt nur il^n geliebt, 
9Jur il)n, ben man je^t bem 2^ob bod^ giebt. 
33ei flingenbem 3>)iele tmrb j)arabiert, 
2)aju bin id^ auc^ foramanbiert. 



POETRY, 69 

9lun fd^aut er auf jum le^tenmal 
3n (Sottet Sonne freubigen Strahl, 
3lun binben fie t^m bie Slugen ju — 
Dir fd^enfe ®ott bie etoige 5Hu^^ ! 

5 @^ ^aben bie neun h)o^( angele^^t 

ä(cl^t kugeln, bie f^aben t)orbeif)ef egt ; 
Sie gittern alle toor Jammer unb Sd^merj — 
%&! aber — id^ traf il^n mitten in^ §erj. 

Ct^amiffo. 

(9)a<^ bem Xänif^^en Don ^. G. Xnberfen.) 

15. e^vl^nig. 

3Ber reitet fo f»)ät burc^ 9ta(^t unb ©inb? 
10 6d ift ber l^ater mit feinem Sinb; 

er i;at ben Änaben tüol^I in bem Sfrm, 
Gr \j'oXi i^n ftd^er, er \oX\ it^n hjarm. 

,,3Kein Sol^n, tüa^ birgft bu fo bang bein Oefid^t?" 
„Siel^ft, 3Sater, bu ben ßrlfönig nic^t**^ 
15 2)en Grlenfönig mit Äron' unb Sd^n)eif?" 

,,ÜJlein Soi;n, t^ ift ein Siebelftreif." 

„3)u liebet Äinb, fomm, gel^* mit mir! 
@ar fd^öne Spiel f^)ier id^ mit bir; 
9Rand^' bunte Stumen finb ^x^ bem Stranb; 
ao 3Reine 3Jlutter ^at mand;* gülben ®eh)anb." 

• 

,,5Wein SSater, mein 3Sater, unb f^öreft bu nid^t, 
SBa« erlenfönig mir leife üerf))rid^t ?" 
,,Sei rul^ig, bleibe rul^ig, mein Äinb; 
3n bürren blättern fäufelt ber SBinb." 



70 GERMAN READER. 

wSBittft, feiner Änabe, bu mit mir ge^n? 
3Keinc ^^öd^ter fotten bid^ harten fd^ön; 
5Keine 2^öd^ter fül^ren ben x(Qiij\X\i!i%Xi Slei^'n, 
Unb toiegen unb tanjen unb fingen bid^ ein.** 

,r9Rein SSater, mein 3Sater, unb fieJ^ft bu nid^t bort 5 
erßönig« SCö<^ter am büfteren Drt?« 
wSKein So^n, mein ©o^n, id^ fel^* e^ genau, 
6§ fd^einen bie alten äöeiben fo grau." 

n^ij lieb* bic^, mid^ reijt beine fd^öne ©eftalt; 
Unb bift bu nid^t U)ittig, fo braud^* id^ ©eloalt." 10 

ff^Dlein SSater, mein 3Sater, je^t fa^t er mid^ an! 
ßrlfönig ^at mir ein Seibö getrau!'' 

3)em 3Sater graufet*«, er reitet gefd^toinb, 

6r ^ält in ben 3lrmen ba^ äd^jenbe Äinb, 

®rreid^t ben §of mit Wö^j" unb 9lot; 15 

3n feinen Slrmen ba^ Äinb h)ar tot. 

(Soetl^e. 

16. tRddc^ett auf bet 4>eibe. 

6^ \o}cj ein ^Xi^' ein SRö^Iein fte^n, 

SRö^lein auf ber Reiben, 

Sal^, e^ toar fo frifc^ unb fd^ön, 

Unb blieb fte^n, e^ anjufe^n, 20 

Unb ftanb in fü^en greuben: 

Slö^lein, SRöglein, Slö^lein rot, 

Slö^lein auf ber Reiben! 

2)er Änabe f^)rad^: „^d^ bred^e bid^, 

9lö^lein auf ber ipeiben!'' 25 



POETRY. 71 



Slödlein ft)rad^ : .^d^ fted^e bic^, 
3)afe bu eh)iö benfft an mic^, 
25a^ \ii'^ nic^t tüitt leiben.'' 
5Rö«Iein, Mö^letn, S«öelein rot, 
5 Stö^Iein auf ber Reiben! 

2)0(1^ ber toilbe Änabe brad^ 
^a^ Slö^Iein auf ber §eiben; 
Slö^Ietn iüe^rte fid^ unb fta*, 
Slber er üerga^ bamad^, 
10 93eim ©enu^ ba^ Seiben. 

SRöglein, Slö^Iein, 9lö«Iein rot, 
SRößlein auf ber Reiben ! 



(5 e t ti e. 



17. Sa9 SBeild^eti. 

6in SSeild^en auf ber SBiefe ftanb 
©ebüdft in fid^ unb unbef annt: 
15 @^ n)ar ein I^erjig'g 3SeiId^en. 

3)a lam eine junge Sd^äferin 
ÜJlit leidstem Sd^ritt unb munterm ©inn, 
2)a^er, ba^er, 
3)ie SBiefe ^er, unb fang. 

20 3{d^! benft ba« 3SeiId^en, n)är* id^ nur 

Die fd^önfte Slume ber Statur, 
3ld^, nur ein Heiner 3Beild^en, 
33iö mid^ ba^ Siebd^en abge^jflüdft 
Unb (xx^ bem SSufen matt gebrüdEt! 

25 2ld^ nur, ad^ nur 

©in SSiertelftünbc^en lang! 



72 



GERMAN READER, 

ad^, aber ad^! ba« 3Käb(^en !am 

Unb nid^t in ac^t ba« Seild^en na^m, 

ertrat ba§ arme aSeild^en. 

e^ fanf unb ftarb unb freut' fid^ nod^: 

Unb fterb* ic^ benn, fo fterb' id^ bod^ 

2)urc^ fie, burd^ fie, 

3u i^ren gü^en bocf). 



<5oett?e. 



18. Sl^o^U^utt. 



SIBoI^lt^aten, ftitt unb rein ö^Ö«^^"/ 

©inb 2:ote, bie im ®rabe leben, 

Sinb Slumen, bie im Sturm befte^n, lo 

Sinb Sternlein, bie nid^t unterge^n. 

(£ ( a u b i n 5. 

19. ^te ^enne. 

ßö lüar mol eine ^^xva^ fein, 

2)ie legte fleißig ©er; 

Unb J)flegte bann ganj ungemein, 

SBenn fie ein ßi gelegt, ju fd^rei'n, 15 

3tl^ toär' im §aufe geuer. 

ein alter 2^rutl^a^n in bem Stall, 
2)er ^ait üom 3!)enfen mad^te, 
SBarb böö barob, unb ^natt unb g^att, 
2^rat er jur §enn' unb fagte : 20 

n%<x^ Sd^rei'n, ^Jrau 9lad^barin, h)ar <SitXi nid^t üonnöten; 
Unb n)eil e^ bocf) jum ßi nid^t^ t^ut, 
©0 legt ba^ ßi, unb bamit gut! 



POETRY. 73 

§ört, feib barum gebeten! 

^x \xi\%X nid^t toie'd burd^ ben Äo))f mir getit'* 



ST 



,§m!" f^jrad^ bie Slad^barin uitb t^ät 

3)lit einem 3^u^ üortreten — 

5 rr^br toi^t tüol^l fcf»ijn, toa^ F^euer 

3)ie "iBiobe mit fid^ bringt, il^r ungejogence 5}ie^! 

Grft leg' ic^ meine ßier 

3)ann rejenfier* id^ jie!" 

C I a u b t u s. 

20. ^et Sänger. 

,,2l^a!^ l^ör* id^ brausen üor bem ü^or, 
lo 2öae auf ber Srücfe fd^allenV 

ga^ ben ®efang üor unferm D^r 

^m Saale toieberl^allen!" 

I)er Äönig f))rad[V^, ber 'iJage lief, 

2)er Änabe fam, ber Äönig rief: 
15 //Sö^t mir l^erein ben 2(lten!'' 

„öegrü^et feib mir, eble §err'n, 
©egrü^t il^r, fd^öne 2)amen! 
9Beld^ reid^er ^immel, Stern bei Stern! 
3öer fennet if^re ^Wamen'-? 
2o 3^n Saal öoH ^rad^t unb ^errlid^feit 

Sd^lie^t, aiugen, eud^, Ij^ier ift nic^t ^eit, 
Sid^ ftaunenb ju ergoßen.'' 

^er Sänger brüctt' bie 2tugen ein 
Unb fd^lug in t)oHen Ionen; 
25 I)ie Slitter fd^auten mutig brein, 

Unb in ben Sd^op bie Scf)önen. 



74 GERM AN READER, 

®cr Äönig, bcm ba^ Sieb gejtel, 
Ste^ il^m, jum gol^ne für fein ©J)iel, 
®ine golbne Äette Idolen. 

ff2)ie golbne Kette gieb mir nid^t! 

2)ie Äette gieb ben Slittern, 5 

3Sor bereit fül^nem ängefid^t 

3)er geinbe Sanjen f^)Iittern; 

®ieb fie bem Äanjier, ben bu ^aft, 

Unb la^ il^n nod^ bie golbne Saft 

3u anbern Saften tragen. lo 

r,3c^ finge, n)ie ber SSogel fingt, 

Der in ben äh^^iß^'^ U)of|net; 

%qA Sieb, bag au^ ber Sef^Ie bringt, 

3ft Sol^n, ber reid^Iid^ bl^net 

3)oci^ barf id^ bitten, bitt' id^ ein^: 15 

Sa^ mir ben beften Sedier 2öein^ 

3n ))urem ©olbe reid^en.'' 

6r fe^t* il^n an, er tranf if^n au§ : 

,,D SCranf üott fü^er Sabe ! 

D tüo^I bem l^od^beglüäten §au^, 20 

SBo bag ift «eine ^okO. 

©rge^t'g eud^ n)of|I, fo benit (xw mic^, 

Unb banfet ©ott fo iüarm, al§ id^ 

^ür biefen 2'runf ^wii) banfe." 

(Soetl^e. 



POETRY, 75 

21. iBatbaroffii. 

I)cr alte 33atbaroffa, 
2)cr Äaifcr ^rieberid^, 
3m unterirb*fc^en Sd^loffe 
§ält er tjerjaubert fid^. 

5 ßr ift niemals geftorben, 

Gr lebt barin nod^ je^t ; 
Gr l^at im Sc^lo^ t)erbor0en 
3um Sd^Iaf fid^ ^inflefe^t. 

Gr l^at l^inabgenommen 
lo 3)ed Sieic^e^ §errUci^!eit, 

Unb ipirb einft ipieberfommen 
3)lit il^r ju feiner 3^it« 

I)er Stul^I ift elfenbeinern, 
2)arauf ber Äaifer ft^t; 
15 Der 2ifc^ ift marmelfteinern, 

ÜWorauf fein §am)t er ftü^t. 

Sein Sart ift nic^t Don 5'ö^K 
Gr ift Don Jeuergglut, 
%\i burc^ ben 2:ifci^ getüad^fen, 
2o SBorauf fein Itinn au^rul^t. 

Gr nicft ale loie im 2^raume, 
Sein 9(ug* \)oXh offen jlüingt; 
Unb je x^(xii langem Slaume 
Gr einem Änaben tDinft. 



^6 GERM AN READER. 

Sr fpric^t im Sd^laf jum Änaben: 

Unb fiel^, ob nod^ bic Saben 
iperfliegen um ben S5erg." 

„Unb XotxvcK bie alten Stäben 5 

9loci^ fliegen immerbar, 

So mu^ id^ aud; nod^ fd^Iafen 

^Serjaubert f^unbert 3a(^r\" 

Hnrfert. 

9Jaci^t ift'^, unb ©türme faufen für unb für; 
§if^)an^fci^e 9Könc^e, fcf)lie^t mir auf bie %\)ViX\ 10 

Sa^t f|ier mic^ ruf^n, bi^ ©locfenton mic^ toecft, 
2)er 5um ©ebet eud^ in bie Äird^e fcf^recft! 

bereitet mir, ipa^ euer §au^ Dermag, 
Sin Drben^fleib unb einen ®arfo^)l^ag! 

©önnt mir bie f leine 3^^^/ ^^i^* ^^^ ^i'^- 15 

3Jle^r al^ bie §älfte biefer 9Belt loar mein. 

2)a^ §au^)t, baö nun ber Sd^ere fid^ bequemt, 
5iJlit mand^er Ärone marb'^ bebiabemt. 

3!)ie ©d^ulter, bie ber Äutte wyxxi fiel) büdft, 

^(xi. faiferlid^er §ermelin gefd^müdft. 20 

9iun bin id^ öor bem ^ob ben 3^oten gleid^ 
Unb fallMn krümmer, toie ba^ alte JHeid^. 

plateii. 



POETRY. JJ 

33. Sie f&tibtt Mit CBittduerg. 

2)er erfte §ol^en[taufe, ber Äönig ftonrab lag 
3Rit §cere^mac^t bor 3Üind))et0, feit mand^em langen lag; 
2)er SBelfe h)ar gefd^Iagen, nod^ toe^rte ftc^ ba« 9le[t, 
Die unöerjagten ©tobtet, bie Riehen fid^ noc^ feft. 

5 2)er junger f am, ber junger ! ba^ ift ein f d^arf er I)orn ; 
9lun fud^ten fte bie ©nabe, nun fanben fie ben 3ötn. 
n^\:ix \:iobi mir f^ier erfc^Iagen gar mand^en Degen h)ert, 
Unb öffnet i^r bie 2^^ore, fo trifft euc^ bod{^ ba^ Sd^toert." 

3)a fmb bie 3Beiber fommen: „Unb mu^ e« alfo fein, 
lo ©eloäf^rt yxa^ freien Slbjug, h>ir finb toon 93Iute rein.'' 
Da ^at fic^ t)or ben 3trmen be^ gelben 3orn gefüllt. 
Da f;at ein fanft (Srbarmen im §er}en er gefüllt. 

«Die aöeiber mögen abjie^n unb jebe f^abe frei 
3öa^ fie bermag ju tragen unb i^r baö fiiebfte fei ; 
15 2a^t jie^n mit if^rer 93ürbe fie unge^inbert fort. 

Dag ift be« König« 9Keinung, ba« ift be« König« ®ort." 

Unb al« ber frül^e ^ÖJorgen im Dften !aum gegraut. 
Da l^at ein feltne« Sd^auf^jiel im Sager man gefd^aut. 
6« öffnet leife, leife fid^ ba« bebrängte Jl^or, 
20 g« fc^toanlt ein 3u0 bon SBeibern mit fd^toerem ©d^ritt l^erbor. 

Sief beugt bie Saft fie nieber, bie auf bem "^aitn rul^t, 
©ie tragen il^re 6^*^errn, ba« ift i^r liebfte« ©ut. 
,r§alt an bie argen SEäeiber!'' ruft bro^enb mancher SBic^t; 
Der Kanzler f^ric^t bebeutfam: r,Da« h)ar bie 3Keinung nic^t.'' 



yS GERM AN READER, 

2)a l^at, toie cr'g öernommcn, ber fromme §err gclad^t: 
rrllnb h)är* eö nic^t bie 5!Jleinung, fie l^aben'ö gut gemad^t; 
©ef^jrod^en ift gef^)rocl^en, ba§ Äönig^toort befielt 
Unb jtDar t)on feinem Äanjler jerbeutelt unb jerbre^t." 

©0 tDat bag ©olb ber Ärone tüoE^I rein unb unenttDeil^t, 5 

Die ©age fc^attt f^erüber, au^ f^albberge^ner 3^^^- 
3m %Qi!cjX elfl^unbert öierjig, n)ie ic^*§ öerjeid^net fanb, 
©alt Äönig^toort nod^ i^eilig im beutfd^en 3SaterIanb. 

Cl^amtffo. 

IS4. ^et ^annenlmuitt. 

D 2^annenbaum, Tannenbaum, h)ie treu jtnb beine Slätter! 

2)u grünft nid^t nur jur ©ommerjeit, 10 

9lein, auc^ im SBinter h)enn e« fc^neit. 
D SCannenbaum, 2^annenbaum, h)ie treu finb beine Slätter ! 

D aWägbelein, gjlägbelein, toie falfd^ ift bein ©emüte! 

Du fc^tüurft mir 2^reu* in meinem ®IüdE, 

5lun arm id^ bin, ge^ft bu jurüd. 15 

D 3Rögbelein, 9JlägbeIein, h)ie f alfd^ ift bein ©emüte ! 

Die 5lad^tigaK, bie 5Rad^tigaII, nal^mft bu bir jum @5emj)el! 

©ie bleibt fo lang ber ©ommer lad^t, 

3m iperbft fie fid^ i)on bannen mad^t. 
Die 9lad^tigaII, bie Siad^tigall, nal^mft bu bir jum ©jem^jel! 20 

Der 33ad^ im %\joX, ber 93ad^ im 2^l^al, ift beiner ^alfd^^eit ©Jjiegel ! 

®r ftrömt allein, tüenn biegen fliegt, 

33ei Dürr' er balb ben Duell berfd^lie^t. 

Der 33ad^ im %\)(x\, ber 33ad^ im %\)o\., ift beiner galf d^^eit ©^)iegel ! 

Polfslieb. 



5 



POE TAY, 79 

25. it^eimlif^e Siebe. 

Äein J^euer, feine Äo^le fann brennen fo l;ei^, 
3llö l^eimlid^e Siebe toon ber niemanb nic^tö tüei^. 

Äeine SJofe, leine 5ielfe fann blül^en fo fd^ön, 

3Cl^ h)enn jtüei toerliebte Seelen bei einanber t^un ftel^en. 

SBie'« SBalbööglein fingt, toenn*^ ber ^rti^linß antuest, 
©0 bringt mir inö §erje beine lieblid^e 9teb\ 



3h)ei ©temlein am §immel, jtt)ei Slö^Iein im ipag* ; 
5Kein §erj unb baö beine fmb öom felbigen Schlag. 

©e^e bu mir einen Sj)iegel in^ ^erje l^inein, 
lo 3!)amit bu fannft feigen, tt)ie fo treu ic^ e^ mein*. 

Unb ber S^)iegel toirb'« toeifen: e^ ift nid^t« barin, 

Sllö Siebe unb 2^reue unb e^rlic^er ©inn. 

DoIfsHeb. 

26. Sieae^hreue. 

§erjcl^en, mein Sc^ä^d^en, bift taufenbmal mein, 
Sa^ bir feinen anbern nid^t lieber fein, 
15 Äommt bir gleid^ einer, ift fc^öner al^ ic^, 

§erjc^en, mein ©d^ä^d^en, gebenfe an mid^. 

Äeine 9lofe fo lieblid^ ried^en fann 
211^ toenn jh)ei Siberl beifammen ftal^n; 
Äein g^euer unb ©lut brennt nid^t fo l^ei^, 
2o Sllg ^eimlid^e Siebe, bie niemanb nid^t toei^. 



8o GERMAN READER, 

5!Ran fann jte in leinen Äaften öerfjjerren, 
Siebl^aben in e^ren fann niemanb bertoe^ren. 
Unb tüenn ber §immel h)är* $a^)ier, 
Unb jeber Stern fönnt^ fd^reiben l^ier, 

Unb fc^reiben bie "^^iji, biö h)ieber am ^^ag, 5 

©ie f (^reiben bie Sieb* fein ©nbe, id^ fag*. 

35rum reb* id^ e^ frei, unb bleibe babei, 

%<x% treue Siebe ba§ befte fei. 

Dolfslieb. 

27. $ftf bu bi«. 

3c^ tt)ei^ mir'n 3Wäbd{^en ^übfc^ unb fein, 

§üt* bu bic^! 10 

©^ fann h)ol^I falfd^ unb freunblic^ fein, 
iQüt' bu bid^! §üt' bu bic^! 

3Sertrau* i^r nid^t, fie narret bid^. 

©ie l^at jtoei Stuglein, bie fmb braun, 

§üt' bu bid^! 15 

©ie h)erb'n bic^ überjhjerc^ anfd^au'n, 

§üt» bu bid^! §üt* bu bid^! 
aSertrau' il^r nid^t, fie narret bic^. 

©ie ^at ein lid^t golbfarbne^ §aar, 

iQüt* bu bid^ ! 20 

Unb toa^ fie reb't, bag ift nid^t h)a{^r, 

§üt' bu bic^ ! §üt* bu bic^ ! 
aSertrau' i^r nid^t, fie narret bid^. 



PO ET KV. 8l 



Sie gtcbt bir'n Äränjlein fein gemacht, 

iQüt' bu bic^! 
^ür einen 9Jarr'n toirft bu (^t(xiji, 

^W bu bid^ ! §üt* bu bic^ ! 
3Sertrau* i^r nid^t, fie narret bic^. 



Polfslteb. 

28. 9ia ^eibelberg; bu feine. 

Sllt ^eibelburg, bu feine, 
2)u Stabt an ©f^ren reid^, 
3tm 9iedar unb am SWf^eine 
Äein* anbre fommt bir gleic^. 

lo ©tabt frö^Iid^er ©efetten, 

3ln aSei^^eit fd^toer unb SBein, 
Älar jie^n be« Strome« SBetten, 
Slauäuölein bli^en brein. 

Unb fommt au« linbem ©üben 
15 35er grü^Iing über« £anb. 

So toebt er bir au« 93Iüten 
ein fc^immernb Srautgeh^anb. 

aiuc^ mir fte^ft bu gefc^rieben 
3n« §erj gleich einer Sraut, 
20 @« flingt h)ie junge« Sieben 

Dein 5lame mir fo traut. 

Unb fted^en mid^ bie 5Dornen, 
Unb h)irb mir'« brau^ ju la^l, 
©«b* id^ bem 9lo^ bie S»)ornen 
25 Unb reit' in« SledEartM- 5cl?effel. 



82 GER MAN READER, 

29. %xt Hoffnung. 

@g teben unb träumen bie 3Wenfc^en t>iel 
SSon beffern fünftigen %(x<^^x\.\ 
3iaci^ einem glüdlid^en^ golbenen '^\t\ 
©iel^t man fie rennen unb jagen. 
Die SBelt h)irb alt unb tüirb tüieber jung, 5 

2)oci^ ber 5Kenfc^ ^offt immer SSerbejferung. 

2)ie §offnung fü^rt i^n in^ geben ein, 
Sie umflattert ben fröl^Iici^en Änaben, 
35en ^^ngling (orfet il^r ß^uberfd^ein, 
Sie toirb mit bem ®rei^ nid^t begraben; 10 

35enn befd^Iie^t er im ©rabe ben müben Sauf, 
3?oci^ am ®rabe ^flanjt er — bie Hoffnung auf. 

@^ ift fein leerer fd^meid^elnber SBal^n, 

©rjeugt im ©el^irne be^ ^El^oren. 

3m §erjen fünbet e§ laut fid^ an: 15 

3u tüa^ Sefferm jinb tüir geboren, 

Unb h)a§ bie innere Stimme f^Jric^t, 

®a^ täufd^t bie l^offenbe Seele nic^t. 

5 d? 1 1 1 e r. 

30. ^ttf bet Übetfa^tt. 

Über biefen Strom, bor ^a^ren, 

Sin ic^ einmal fd^on gefal^ren; 20 

§ier bie Surg im 3lbenbfc^immer, 

S)rüben raufd^t ba^ SBel^r, toie immer. 

Unb bon biefem Sal^n umfc^loffen 
"Jßaren mit mir jtoeen ©enoffen. 



POETRY. 83 

Stc^ ! ein J^reunb, ein toatergleid^er, 
Unb ein junger, f^offnunggreic^er. 

$^ener toirfte ftitt l^ienieben, 
Unb fo ift er aud^ gefd^ieben; 
5 35iefer, braufenb t)or un^ atten^ 

3ft in ÄamJ)f unb (Sturm gefallen. 

So, tüenn id^ öergang'ner 2^age, 
Ölüdlid^er, ju benfen ipage, 
3Ru^ ic^ ftet^ öenoffen wiffen, 
10 2^eure, bie ber 2^ob entrifjen. 

!Dod; h)aö atte ^reunbfd^aft binbet 
3ft tüenn ®eift ju Seift fid^ finbet; 
©eiftig tDaren jene Stunben, 
©eiftern bin id^ nod^ öerbunben. 

15 9Umm nur, gäl^rmann, nimm bie 3Jliete, 

2)ie id^ gerne breifad^ biete! 

3h)een, bie mit mir überful^ren, 

SBiaren geiftige Slaturen. 

Ul^Ianb. 

31. SHanbvetd 9lad^tUeb. 

^cr bu Don bem §immel bift, 
20 3lUe^ iJeib unb Sc^merjen ftiUeft, 

2)en, ber boj)j)elt elenb ift, 

Doj)j)eIt mit (SrquidEung füHeft, 

2ld^, id^ bin be^ 2^reiben^ mübe! 

SBag fott all ber ©d^merj unb 2uft? 
25 ©ü^er triebe, 

Äomm, ad^, !omm in meine Sruft! (Soctl^e. 



84 GERMAN READER, 

Über allen ®i^)feln 

3ft 9lut 

Sn atten aBii)feln 

@^)üreft bu 

Äaum einen §auc^ ; 

2)ie 3SögeIein fd^tDetgen im SBalbe. 

SBarte nur, balbe 

Slu^eft bu auc^. 



(Soctljc. 



32. ^ie Iföaffettofc. 

5Die ftitte SBafferrofe 
Steigt au« bem blauen ©ee, lo 

2)ie Slätter flimmern unb bli^en, 
2)er Äelc^ ift h)ei^ h)ie ©c^nee. 

Da gie^t ber 3Wonb t)om §immel 
31U feinen golbnen ©d^ein, 

®ie^t alle feine ©tral^len 15 

^n i^ren ©d^o^ l^inein. 

^m SBaffer um bie Slume 
Äreifet ein toei^er ©d^tüan; 
@r fingt fo fü^, fo leife 
Unb fd^aut bie 33lume an. 20 

@r fingt fo fü^, fo leife 
Unb tüill im ©ingen öerge^n — 
D Slume, tDei^e 33lume, 
Äannft bu ba^ gieb ijerfte^n? (Sei bei. 



POETRY, 8$ 

33. 3it ber 9iac^t. 

SQSie rafft' id^ mic^ auf in ber Stacht, in ber 9?adbt, 
Unb fül^Ite mid^ fürber gejogen, 
I)ie ©äffen bcrlic^ '\ij, toom SBJäd^ter beh>ac^t, 
S)urc^h)anbclte fad^t 
5 3" ^^'^ 9Jac^t, in ber 9?ac^t 

I)a« 2:^or mit bem gotifc^en Sogen. 

SDer 5Küf^Ibac^ raufc^te burc^ felfigen Sd^ac^t, 
%ii lel^nte mid^ über bie Srüdfe, 
2:ief unter mir nal^m ic^ ber SKogen in ac^t, 
lo 2)ie toattten fo fad^t 

3n ber Slad^t, in ber 9Jad^t; 
2)od^ toattte nic^t eine jurüde. 

6« breite fid^ oben, unjä^lig entfacht, 
?DleIobifd^er Söanbel ber Sterne, 
15 3Rit i^nen ber 9Ronb in berul^igter ^radbt; 

Sie funfeiten fad^t 
3n ber 5?ac^t, in ber Slad^t, 
2)urd^ täufc^enb entlegene ^erne. 

3yC^ blidfte l^inauf in ber 9Jad^t, in ber 9?adf>t, 

2o ^c^ blidfe (hinunter auf« 9{eue: 

D h)el^e, h)ie ^aft bu bie läge öerbrac^t, 

5Run ftitte bu fad^t 

gn ber 9?ac^t, in ber 9Jad^t, 

3m ^jod^enben §erjen bie SReue! 

platen. 



86 GERMAN READER, 



34. fRafilofe Siebe. 



I)em ©d^nce, bem Segen, 
Dem 9Binb entgegen, 
3m 2)am^f ber Klüfte, 
2)urc^ 5Rebelbüfte, 

Smmer gu! ^mmer ju! 5 

D^ne SWaft unb 9lu^' ! 

Sieber burd^ Seiben 
WiiijV \if xcXij fc^Iagen, 
211^ fo bierjjreuben 

3)e^ Sebeng ertragen. 10 

Sitte bag 5Reigen 
SSon §erjen ju ^erjen, 
Sld^, h)ie fo eigen 
Sd^affet ba^ ©d^merjen! 



Sie fott id^ fliegen? 




15 


äyälbertüärt^ jie^en? 






Sitten öergebenö! 


• 




Ärone be^ Seben^, 






®rücf o^ne SRub', 






Siebe, bift bu ! 


(Soetl^e. 


20 


35. @vtnttetnn0. 







SBittft bu immer tDeiter fc^tüeifen? 
®iel^, ba^ ®ute liegt fo na^. 
Seme nur bag ®Iüdf ergreifen; 
2)enn ba^ ®{üdf ift immer ba. 



(Soetlje. 



POETRY, 87 

36. ^ie Süattfa^tt naii^ ftentaav. 

1. 

am ^enfter ftanb bie 3Jlutter, 
3nt Seite lag ber So^n, 
r,3Biaft bu nic^t auffte^n, SBil^elm, 
3u fc^aun bie ^rojeffton?" 

5 ,r3^ Wn fo frani, 9Jlutter, 

^qA ic^ nic^t ^ör' unb feb' ; 
%ii benf* an ba^ tote 0retdf»en, 
35a t^ut btt!^ §erj mir h?eb." 

rfSte^' auf, Xd\x tootten nad^ Äertaar, 
10 9timm ©uc^ unb Slofenfranj; 

JDie ?!Butter ®otte^ ^eilt bir 
35ein franfe^ §er}e ganj.'' 

@ö flattern bie Äird^enfabnen, 
©^ fingt im Äird^enton; 
15 I)a^ ift ju Köln am Sll^eine, 

I)a gebt bie ^rojeffion. 

2. 

I)ie SWutter folgt ber 5Wenge, 
Den So^n, ben führet fie, 
©ie fingen beibe im (Sl^ore: 
20 „®eIobt fei^ft bu, 9Karie!" 

Die 3Wutter ©otte« ju Äetolaar 
Jrägt \it\xV i^r befte^ Äleib; 



88 GERM AN READER, 

ißeut* \jqX jtc öiel ju fd^affen, 
@^ fommen biel franfc ßeut'. 

I)ie franfen Scute bringen 

3^r bar, al^ D^)ferf))enb^ 

äug 3Bac^g gcbilbete ©lieber, 5 

aSieP h)ä(^ferne gü^' unb §änb\ 

Unb h)er eine SBad^^l^anb o))fert, 

2)em ^eilt an ber §anb bie SBunb'; 

Unb h>er einen SBac^gfu^ o^)fert, 

I)eni tüirb ber ^u^ gefunb. 10 

9lac^ Äeblaar ging mancher auf Ärüien, 
2)er je^to tanjt auf bem Seil, 
®ar mancher f))ielt je^t bie Sratfc^e, 
3)em bort fein Ringer \o<xx l^eif. 

2)ie 3Wutter na^m ein äöac^^lic^t, 15 

Unb bilbete brau^ ein §erj, 
«©ringt ba^ ber 3Rutter Sottet, 
2)ann l^eilt fie beinen (Sd^merj.'' 

3)er ®o^n na^m feufjenb ba§ SBac^^f^er^, 

®ing feufjenb jum ipeiligenbilb ; 20 

Die 3:l^räne quillt au^ bem 3luge, 

I)ag SBort au^ bem §erjen quillt: 

rrl)u §oci^gebenebeite, 

Du reine ©otte^magb. 

Du .Königin beg §immelg, 25 

Dir fei mein 2eib geflagt! 



POE TR Y, 89 



3c^ lüol^nte mit meiner 9Mutter 
3u Äötten in ber ©tabt, 
2)er Stabt^ bie toiele ^unbert 
Äa^jetten unb Kirchen ^at. 

5 Unb neben un« h)ol^nte ®retd;en, 

2)oc^ fie ift tot je^unb — 
5Karie, bir bring* id^ ein 25Jad^«^erj, 
§eir bu meine §erjen^h)unb\ 

ipeiP bir mein franle^ ^erje, 
10 3c^ h)ia auc^ f^jät unb frül^ 

Snbrünftiglic^ beten unb fingen: 
©elobt fei'ft bu, ?Karie!" 

3. 

2)er franfe ©o^n unb bie 5Mutter, 
©ie fd^liefen im Kämmerlein; 
15 3)a fam bie 5Rutter ®otte«J 

®anj leife ^efc^ritten f^erein. 

®ie beugte fid^ über ben Äranfen, 
Unb legte i^re ipanb 
®anj leife auf fein ^erje, 
20 Unb läd^elte milb unb fd^toanb. 

2)ie 9Jtutter fc^aut aUeö im 3:raume 
Unb l^at nod^ mel^r gefd^aut; 
©ie ertDac^te aug bem Sd^Iummer, 
2)ie §unbe bellten fo laut. 



90 GERMAN READER. 

S)a lag baf^ingeftredEet 

S^r ©o^n, unb ber h)ar tot; 

©^ fj)ielt auf ben bleid^cn SBangen 

3!)a^ lichte 3Korgcnrot. 

3)tc 3Jluttcr faltet bie §änbe, 
3^r h)ar, fie tou^te nic^t toie; 
Slnbäd^tig fang ftc leifc: 
„\^t\M fei^ft bu, ?!Karie!'' 



Qetne. 



37. ^ie SBii4t am 9i^ettt. 

@« brauft ein 3luf h)ie 3)onnerl^att, 
2Bie ©c^n)ert0eflin unb SBogenjjraH : lo 

3um allein, jum SH^ein, jum beutfc^en SHE^ein! 
9Ber tüitt bc^ Strome^ §üter fein? 
Sieb 93aterlanb, magft rul^ig fein, 
^eft ftef^t unb treu bie SBad^t am St^ein. 

Durc^ §unberttaufenb judt e^ fd^neU, 15 

Unb aller 3fugen bli^en f^eH: 
I)er beutfd^e Jüngling, fromm unb ftarl, 
Sefd^irmt bie l^eiPge Sanbe^marf. 
2ieb SSaterlanb, magft ruE^ig fein, 
g'eft ftcE^t unb treu bie SBad^t am Jl^ein. 20 

@r blirft E^inauf in ipimmel^au'n, 
9Bo ipelbengeifter nieberfc^au'n, 
Unb fd^tDört mit ftoljer Äam^jfe^Iuft : 
Du, Slf^ein, bleibft beutfd^ toie meine ©ruft! 



POETRY. 91 

Sieb Sßatcrianb, magft ru^ig fein, 

^eft ftef^t unb treu bie SKad^t am Slf^ein. 

Unb ob mein §erj im 2^obe brid^t, 
SBirft bu noc^ brum ein SBJelfd^er nid^t; 
5 Sleic^, loie an SBaffer beine ^lut, 

3ft 2)eutfc^Ianb ja ^x\, §elbenblut. 
Sieb SJaterlanb, magft ruldig fein, 
^eft fte^t unb treu bie 35Ja(i[|t am JR^ein. 

So lang ein Xro^fen 93Iut nod^ ölüJ^t, 
10 SRoc^ eine 3^auft ben Siegen jie^t, 

Unb nod^ ein 9lrm bie Süd^fe fj)annt, 
Setritt fein SOSelfd^er beinen Stranb. 
Sieb SSaterlanb, magft ru^ig fein, 
g^eft ftel^t unb treu bie SBad^t am SR^ein. 

15 Der Sd^tour erfd{^allt, bie SBioge rinnt, 

2)ie g'af^nen flattern f^oc^ im 2Üinb: 

3um Sffi^ein, jum Stf^ein, jum beutfd^en St^ein! 

aSäir atte motten ipüter fein. 

Sieb SSaterlanb, magft ru^ig fein, 
20 JJeft ftef^t unb treu bie SBac^t am SR^ein. 

Sc^nerfenburgcr. 

38. 3)entfc^Iattb übet atfed. 

3)eutfc^Ianb, 35eutfd^Ianb über alle«. 
Über alle« in ber SBelt, 
3Benn e« ftet« jum Sc^u^ unb Iru^e 
Srüberlic^ jufammenl^ält, 
25 9Son ber '^o^oA bi« oc^ bie 5Kemel, 

Süon ber ©tfc^ bi« <x^ ben Seit: 



92 GERMAN READER. 

S)eutf(i^Ianb, 2)eutf(i^lanb über atle^. 
Über aUe^ in ber SBeltl 

3!)eutfc^e g^rauen, beutfd^e 2^reue, 
Seutfd^er SBein unb beutfd^er Sang 
SoUen in ber 2BeIt bel^alten 5 

^l^ren alten fd^önen Älang, 
Unb 5u ebler Xl^at begeiftern 
Unfer ganje^ Seben lang — 
JDeutfci^e grauen, beutfd^e 2^reue, 
2)eutfci^er SBein unb beutfd^er ©ang! 10 

®inig!eit unb Siedet unb g'reit^eit 
%\xx ba^ beutfd^e Saterlanb, 
3)anac^ la^t un^ alle ftreben 
Srüberlid^ ntit §er} unb §anb! 
®inigfeit unb Siedet unb greit^eit 15 

©inb be« ©lüieg Unterj)fanb — 
WiAi' im ©lanje biefe^ ©lüie^, 
Slü^e, beutfd^eg aSaterlanbl 

^offmann pon ^Jallerslebcn. 

§eil bir im ©iegerfran^, 9iid^t 9to^ unb 9leifige 

§errfd^er be^ 3SaterIanb^, ©id^ern bie fteile §öl^', 20 

§eil, Äaifer, bir. SBo dürften fte^n; 

gü^r in beg 2^^rone^ ®(anj Siebe be§ SJaterlanb^, 

2)ie l^ol^e 3Bonne ganj: Siebe be^ freien 9Jlann^ 

Siebling be^ 3SoIf^ ju fein! ©rünbet be^ §errf d^er^ J^ron, 

§eil, Äaifer, bir! aSie 3^el^ im SKeer. 25 



POETRY, 93 

§eiKfle flamme, glü^^ i^anblunfl unb SBiffenfc^aft, 

®Iü^' unb erlöfc^e nie §ebe mit SKut unb Äraft 

gür« aSatcrIanb! ^I^r §auj)t emj)or! 

SBir affc ftel^en bann Ärieger- unb ^clbcnt^t 

5 3Butiö für einen 3Kann, ^nbe i^r Sorbeerblatt 

ÄättH)fen unb bluten gern Sreu aufgehoben bort 

gür J^^ron unb Sleid^. an beinern Il^ron! 

Sei, unfer Äaifer, ^ier 
^oxK(^ beine« SBoIfe^ ^\tx, 
lo 2)er SWenfd^^eit Stolj ! 

gübP in be^ 2:l^roned ölanj 
2)ie l^o^e 3Bonne ganj: 
Siebling be^ $JoI!d ju fein! 
§ei(, 5laifer, bir! 



^arrtes. 



40. mxC fefle Otttg ifl tiMfet ®oH. 

Deus noster refugium et virtus, etc. 

15 ®in' fefte SSurg ift unfer ®ott, 

®in^ gute SBel^r unb SBaffen. 
6r I^ilft un« frei q,\x^ aCer 9lot, 
2)ie un« je^t I;at betroffen! 
2)er alt^ böfe ^einb, 

2o SUlit ßrnft er'ö je^t meint, 

©ro^* m<x&ii unb toiel i^ift 
©ein' graufam' Slüftung ift, 
Sluf 6rb' ift nid^t fein^gleid^en. 

3Kit unfrer SKaci^t ift nid^t^ %^^^^'^\ 
25 3Bir ftnb gar balb V)erloren. 



94 GERMAN READER. 

e« ftreit't für un« bcr redete 3Kann, 

3!)en ®ott l^at felbft erforen. 

^ragft bu, toer ber ift? 

er ^ci^t Sefus^ ß^rift, 

2)er §err '^^bosti^i, 5 

Unb ift fein anbrer @ott; 

S)aö 3^elb tnu^ er bel^alten. 

Unb toenn bie SBelt öott Teufel Ujär' 

Unb h)oIIt' un« gar berfd^Iingen, 

©0 fürd^ten h)ir un« nid^t fo fel^r; lo 

e^ fott un« bod^ gelingen. 

2)er gürft biefer SBelt, 

35Jie fauer er fid^ fteCt, 

2:i^ut er ung bod^ nid^t ! 

2)aö mad^t, er ift gerid^t't, 15 

Gin SBörtlein fann i^n fäHen. 

3)a^ Söort fie fotten laffen ftat^n 

Unb !ein'n DanI baju traben! 

@r ift bei un^ tool^I auf bem ^lan, 

3Kit feinem ©eift unb ®a6en. 20 

9ie^men fie ben 2eib, 

@ut, ^\fx\ Äinb unb 3i5eib: 

2a§ fal^ren bal^in! 

Sie l^aben'g fein @ett)inn; 

2)a§ Sleid^ ntu^ unö bod^ bleiben. 25 

£utl}er. 



HiSTORICAL SELECTIONS. 



!• Ilaifet 9avl ber Q^tofft. 

Äarl bcr ®ro|e, ein @o^n ^ij)in«, toax toon ftar!em, Dottern 
SBud^fe, ma^ fieben feiner g^u^längen unb befa^ eine au^et« 
orbentUc^e ©törfe. ©inen böttig ge^rnifd^ten SRann lonnte 
er in bie $öl^e lieben unb eine 3^i*fö*^0 fd^toebenb l^alten. 

5 3)ie ©eftalt RaxU Ujar bon l^o^er SBürbe. ©eine großen, 
l^etten äugen blidten fanft unb tt)o^Ih)ottenb ; aber h)enn er 
jürnte, glid^en fie ^euerflammen. (Sine gerablaufenbe 5Rafe, 
gefunbe ©eftd^t^farbe unb fcl^h)arje«, langlüattenbe« §aar 
gierten fein §auj)t. 3lur an großen ??eften, ober tt)enn er 

lo ©efanbte empfing, trug er einen golbburd^lüirften SlodE, 
©d^ul^e mit ßbelfteinen, eine löftlic^e Ärone auf bem ^anpU, 
unb ein mit (gbelfteinen befe^teö Bi)tt>^xi an ber ©eite. (Se* 
lüöl^nlici^ aber unterfd^ieb er fid^ am lüenigften^ in ber Älei* 
bung bon bem ärmften im 3SoIfe ; am liebften ging er in 

15 Äleibern, bie il^m feine ^öd^ter gelüoben l^atten. 3(uölänbif(^e 
Jrad^t l^a^te er. 6inft nal^m er Diele feine« ©efolge«, bie 
fid^ in auölänbifd^e, foftbare ©toffe gefteibet, im ^eftigften 
©turmtoetter mit auf bie ^a^h, unb führte fie abfid^tlid^ 
burd^ 3)idf unb Dünn, burd^ 5Koraft unb 2)orngeftrü^)^), fo ba§ 

20 überatt an ben 2)ornen ^e^en Don i^ren SIeibern l^ängen 
blieben, unb bie Ferren felbft bi« auf bie §aut burd^lDeid^t 
tourben. 311« fie in« ©d^Io^ jurüdEgefe^rt h)aren, mußten fie 
fid^ mit bem Äaifer aud^ nod^ an bie ^afel fe^en, tvo fie gar 
lläglid^ au«fa^en unb i^re Äleiber Doßenb« Derbarben. 



96 GEKAIAN READEK. 

Sei lifd^ l^atte er ben Öraud^ eingeführt, au^ guten Sü= 
(^ern Dorlefen ju laffen. 6r rebete • mel^rere ©^jrad^en mit 
großer gertigleit, fonnte fd^reiben, toa« bamal^ ettoa« fe^r 
S^ic^tige^ \oqx, bid^tete ßirc^engefänge, unb fammelte bie 
alten §elbenlieber be« beutfc^en SSoIfe^. 5 

6r fieberte, erweiterte unb orbnete feine Sänber, bie fi(^ 
toom 6bro (in ©))anien) bi« jur Slaab (in Ungarn), bon 
ber (Siber (in 2)änemarl) biö jur über (in Italien) ^yx^- 
bel^nten. ^m ganjen mad^te er }tt)eiunbDier}ig ^elbjüge. 
@r jog mit faft unbegreiflicher ©d^nettigfeit öom SR^ein bi« lo 
QiX^ ben 5Po, bom ^o jur SSJefer, toon ba jum ßbro, bom 
6bro gur ßlbe unb bon ba Jjlö^lid^ tt)ieber jur 3)onau. SKit 
Wenigen Slu^nal^men tt)ar er überall fiegreid^. 2{m fd^Werften 
toar ber Ärieg für il^n gegen bie l^eibnifd^en ©ad^fen, Weld^e 
bie ©renjen be^ ganbe« unfid^er machten. 6rft nad(i einem 15 
brei unb brei^igjäl^rigen Ärieg brad^te er fie famt il^^rem 
mächtigen 3^ürften SBittelinb jur Unterwerfung unb jur 3(n= 
nal^me be§ ßl^riftentum^. ^reilid^ Waren fie bamit nod^ nid^t 
ju Wirflid^en ßl^riften gemad^t; aber eg lonnte je|t bo(^ ber 
©ame beg ß^riftentum^ ungeftört au^geftreut werben unter 20 
il^nen. 

5Kit großem ßifer fud^te er ber d^riftlid^ien Sird^e in feinem 
Sleid^e aufjul^elfen. g^aft auf oSi.tK\. Sleid^^tagen, bie er l^ielt. 
War Qi}x&i bon ben 21ngelegenl^eiten ber Sird^e bie Siebe. 
Überbieg beranftaltete er befonbere ^wf^^w^'^^^^ünfte ber ©eift= 25 
lid^Ieit (©^noben ober Äird^enberfammlungen), auf benen 
Wid^tige 33ef(^Iüffe über bie SBilbung unb 93eaufftd^tigung ber 
©eiftlid^en, foWie bie UnterWeifung be^ SJoIfeö gefaxt Würben. 

6r l^atte felbft tiefe ß^rfurd^t bor bem SEBorte ®otte«. 
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HISTORICAL SELECTIOXS. 97 

älbenb^. @r forgte, ba^ bie @emeinben tüchtige ©eiftlic^e 
unb SSifd^öfe belamen. @r lie^ eine Sammlung öon SBors 
trägen älterer jtird^enle^rer t)eranftalten unb in$ ^eutfd^e 
überfe^en, bamit biefelben bcm 33oI!e t)on ben ©eiftlid^en 

5 üorgelefen tt)tirben. ^^üd^tige, lenntni^reid^e 3Känner jog er 

an feinen §of. So berief er einen fe^r gelehrten 3Kön(i^, 

^Warnen« Sflfuin, ju ftd^ unb mad^te i^n jum 2e^rer feiner 

eigenen Äinber. 

@in guter Unterrid^t für feine Äinber lag i^m um fo me^r 

10 am §erjen, aU er felbft in feiner 3wö^»^b ^^H t)ernad^läffigt 
h)ar. Selbft ba^ Sd^reiben lernte er erft ate 3Jlann. @r 
ifoAit bed^alb immer eine Sd^reibtafel unter feinem Äoj)fs 
fiffen, bamit er in müfjigen Stunben feine fd^tt)ertgett)o^nte 
ipanb im Sd^reiben üben fonnte. 

15 3)enfelben 6ifer, ben Äarl für feine eigene unb feiner Äinber 

Silbung jeigte, betoie^ er aud^ für bie Silbung ber S^genb 

über^aujjt. 6r errid^tete am §ofe eine Sd^ule aU 9Kufter 

. für bie übrigen im Sanbe, in toeld^e alle feine 2)iener, l^o^e 

unb niebere, i^re Söl^ne fd^idfen mußten. 2)er Unterrid^t h)ar 

20 unentgeltlid^ ; nur freitoittige ®aben banf barer ßltern tt)urben 
angenommen. 

ginmal trat er felbft in bie Sd^ulftube, ^örte eine ^tW- 
lang ju unb lie^ fid^ bann bie fd^riftlid^en 2trbeiten ber 
Sd^üler jeigen. 2)ie gefd^idEten mußten äße auf feine redete, 

25 bie ungefd^idften auf feine Unfe Seite treten, unb ba fanb eö 
fid^, ba^ bie le^teren meift bie Sö^ne ijorne^mer ßltern 
n^aren. @r h)anbte fid^ ju ben fleißigen Äinbern unb fagte% 
„3d^ freue mid^, meine lieben Äinber, ba^ i^r fo gut ein= 
fd^laget; bleibet babei unb toerbet immer üoUfommener. S^'^ 

30 tjerfolgt euer n^a^re^ SSefte, unb ju feiner ^t\i foU eud^ mein 



98 GERMAN READER. 

Sol^n nid^t fehlen, "^x aber — unb l^ier toanbtc er fid^ jornig 
jur Sinfen — i^r S5^ne ber Sblen, i^r feinen ^üj)j)cl^en, bie 
i^r eud^ fo reid^ unb öorne^m bünfet unb be« SBSiffen« nidj^t 
not ju ^aben meint, il^r faulen, unnü^en S5uben, id^ fage 
eud^ bei (Sott! euer 2lbel unb eure l(^übfd^en ©efid^ter gelten 5 
nid^tg bei mir ; üon mir l^abt il^r nid^t^ ®ute« ju ^offen, 
toenn il^r eure gaul^eit nid^t burd^ eifrigen glei^ h)ieber gut 
mad^t!" 

3tu(^ ber SSerbefferung be« ©efange^ h)ibmete Äart feine 
3lufmer!famfeit. 6r ftettte jh)ei gute ©änger au^ Italien an, 10 
üon benen ©efanglel^rer unb aSorfänger für ©(^ulen unb 
Äird^en gebilbet h)erben fottten. 3wbem tt)urbe bag DrgeU 
f^)ielen geleiert, nad^bem Äarl bie erfte Drgel au« Äonftan^ 
tino^jel erl^alten l^atte. 3lber bie ^)Ium^)en ^raufen fteHten 
fid^ eben fo ungefd^idft jum ©ingen h)ie jum ©^)ielen an. 15 

3ur §ebung be« 3Serfe^rg gebadete Äarl bie Donau unb 
ben 5Kain burd^ einen Kanal ju üerbinben. 35ie 2lugfül^rung 
biefeg ^lane^ ift aber erft in unfern 2^agen gelungen. 

6« ift fel^r anjiel^enb, einen großen 9Kann aud^ in feinen 
geringen Sefd^äftigungen gu betrad^ten. 5Kit bemfelben @ifer 20 
führte Karl §eere an, ^ielt ©d^uljjrüfungen ab, erfann Oe- 
fe^e für gro^e 35öl!er unb lernte gried^ifd^e aSörter. 2öenn 
er auf feine ©üter !am, lie§ er fid^ bie Sled^nung^büd^er bor* 
legen, in toeld^e aUe^ bi^ auf bie Slnjabl ber @ier eingetra^ 
gen fein mu^te, überjäl^lte 6innal(^me unb 3lu^gabe, red^nete 25 
feinen 9Sertt)altern nad^ unb mad^te 33auanfd^läge. 
• S^ brei unb brei^igften %(ikjX^ feiner Slegierung Ujurbe er 
jum römifd^en Kaifer gefrönt. Der 5ßa^)ft £eo III. I(^atte il^n 
jum ©d^u^l^errn angenommen, ^m ^a^re 800 Ujar Karl ju 
9tom, too er bie geftörte Drbnung toieber^ergcfteHt unb ben 30 



HISTORICAL SELECTIONS, 99 

^a^jft in feiner SBürbe befeftigt \ioXU, 3m 3Bei^na(^t«fefte 
biefe« Saläre«, al« Äarl in ber ^eter^firc^e bem ^od^altar 
betenb gegenüber Iniete, ging J)lö^Ii(i^ 2eo auf il^n ju, fe^te il^m 
eine Ärone auf« $au^)t, unb bie Äirc^e mieber^attte bon bem freus 

5 bigen 3wruf be« Solfe« : „Seben unb ©ieg fei bem toon (Sott ge« 

frönten, frommen, großen, friebebringenben Äaifer öon 3lom !" 

©0 lebte ber abenblänbifd^-römifd^e Äaifertitel, ber feit 

bem legten römifd^en Äaifer Slomulu« 3luguftulu« im S^^re 

479 erlofd^en xoox, h)ieber auf, unb e« ift berjelbe bi« jur 

lo Sluflöfung be« beutfd^en Sleic^e« im ^a^re 1806, alfo über 
ein 3^^^*öwf^^^/ "^^^ beutfd^en Äaifem, tt)enn fte fid^ in 
3lom Irönen liefen, verblieben. 

Äarl« Siul^m mar fd^on bei feinen Sebjeiten burd^ ganj 
6uro^)a unb bi« in bie anbern bamaU belannten SBeltteile 

15 gebrungen. 3Son allen Seiten erhielt er 3^^^" "^^"^ Sld^tung. 
9lur ein ®ett)altiger ad^tete i^n, ben attentl^alben geehrten 
Äaifer, nid^t — ber Job. 3"^ 3<i"Wör be« 3^^^^^^ ^14 mürbe 
Äarl Don einem l^eftigen lieber ergriffen, ©einer Oemo^n* 
^eit nad^ mottte er fid^ burd^ ^aften l^elfen; aber e« mar 

2o umfonft. 2lm 28. 3tt^^w<ii^ ^^^ genannten 3Ä^re« befahl er 
ju Stachen al« ein jmei unb ftebenjigjäf^riger ®rei« feinen 
®eift in ®otteö igänbe. 

9Ker!mürbig, mie er gelebt l^atte, mürbe er aud^ begraben. 
3m öoffen Äaiferfd^mudEe, mit Ärone, Sd^mert, ein golbene« 

25 @t)angelienbud^ auf ben Änieen, ein ^ivA be« ^eiligen Äreuje« 
auf bem §au^)te, bie golbene ^ilgertafd^e um bie $üfte, 
mürbe er, fi^enb auf einem golbenen ©tul^Ie, in bie ®ruft 
ber t)on i^m geftifteten 3Jlarienfird^e ju Stadien l^inabgelaffen. 
9Zod^ lange nad^ feinem 2:obe lebte ber Slame be« großen 

30 Äarl in ben ©agen unb Siebern be« 9i5oIfe« fort. 

£ ü 1 1 r t n g t^ a u s. 



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%. %tx evfte llteitastid« 

3u (Snbe be^ elften ^a^r^unbert« erfd^off im ganzen (^rifts 
lid^en Slbenblanbe bie Äunbe: 3)a§ ^eilige ©rab, lüorin ber 
£eib ßl^rifti lag, ift in ber ©etoalt ber 2'ürfen, be« toilben, 
räuberifd^en SSolfe«, toeld^eS an 5Dlol^ammeb glaubt, bie 
frommen SBallfa^rer verfolgt unb morbet unb Heiligtümer 5 
fd^änbet! Unb e^ fam ein ^ilger au« bem gelobten Sanbe 
jurüd, $etru« toon 2lmien«, genannt ber ßinfiebler, ber toar 
fo ^ager Ujie ber leibl^aftige ^ob, aber feine Slugen leud^te* 
ten au« tiefen §ö^ten toie g^euerflammen. Sluf einem ©fei 
jog er burd^ bie Sänber ber ß^riftenl^eit, in ber einen §anb 10 
ba« S3ilb be« gefreujigten §eilanb« unb in ber anbem einen 
33rief bom ^atriard^en ^^^wfalem« (xi\ alle dürften be« 
2lbenblanbe§, ba^ fie au«jögen, um ba« l^eilige @rab (x\x^ ber 
©etoalt ber dürfen ju befreien. SBo $etru« öon Slmien« 
l^infam, J)rebigte er mit lauter ©timme bie Seiben ber ß^rifs 15 
ten im gelobten Sanbe unb f^)rad^: ,,6l^riftu«, ber §err ift 
mir erfd^ienen unb l^at ju mir gerebet: ,,„35}ol^lan, ^etru«, 
rid^te (x\x^, toa« bu begannft, unb id^ toerbe mit bir fein, 
benn bie ©tunbe ift gelommen, ba^ mein 2^emj)el gereinigt 
ioerbe."" Da übermannte atte §erjen ein mäd^tiger S)rang. 20 
Ijung unb alt, 9Kann unb 3Beib, reid^ unb arm, 3lbel unb 
Kned^te ftanben auf, um in« gelobte 2anb ä^i jiel^en, jum 
Äriege gegen bie Ungläubigen. 

^n einer großen Äird^ent)erfammlung %\x (Slermont forberte ber 
$aj)ft Urbanu« II. mit begeifterter Siebe ba« aSolf jur Befreiung 25 
be« l^eiligen ©rabe« auf. Unb e« l^ord^te, ^ingeriffen in 
Jl^ränen unb ©eufjern, unb rief tt)ie au« einem 3Wunbe : 
,,@ott tüitt'«! ©Ott tüitt^«!" 2)a beftete fid; jeber ein rote« 



HISTORICAL SELECTIONS. lOI 

Äreuj auf bie redete Sd^ulter unb mad^te jtd^ jur fricgerifd^cn 
SBallfa^rt bereit, toelc^e babon ber ^^Äreu^jug" ^ie^. 2)a 
fd^enfte tnand^er reiche $ert att fein §ab* unb ®ut an Sax- 
i^tn unb Rlöfter unb loollte fein ßigentum me^r ^aben, al« 

5 ba« Sd^tüert gu ßl^rifti ß^ten. Sliemanb backte mel^r oxk 
ipau«, §of unb SSaterlanb, ßltern unb Äinber, fonbern nur 
an^ ferne ^IJJorgenlanb. 

9lttmä^(id^ burd^brang jene religiöfe Segeifterung aud^ bie 
beutfd^en §ergen unb jugleic^ ertoac^te in i^nen ber Jtrieb 

lo nai^ fül^nen Slbenteuern. 2)a fd^arte fid^ im ^o^xt 1096 ein 
jal^Ireid^eg §eer bon Äreujfal^rern, tool^l gerüftet unb in guter 
3ud^t, ring§ um ben frommen (Sottfrieb bon 33ouitton, §erpg 
t)on 3iieberIotl^ringen ; mit il^m jogen biele taj)fere §elben, 
fo ba^ faft eine f^albe 5Kittion 9Kenfd^en in igelm unb 2Baf* 

15 fen ftanb. Sie erreid^ten glüdlid^ Äleinafien, unb famen 
xiai) '^^'^'^a unb ©aja, ober ©eud^en, junger unb ba^ 
©d^toert ber Surfen Ratten i^re SRei^en fo gelid^tet, ba^ 
il^rer nur noc^ einunbjtoanjig taufenb am geben h)aren. 
2)ennod^ eroberten fie bie feften ©täbte (Sbeffa unb Slntio^ 

20 d^ien, jogen toeiter gen 5Wittag unb erblidften nad(i öielen ®e- 
fal^ren enblid^ öon einem Serge l^erab bie Si"'^^" Serufalem^. 
35a ftürjten fie auf ben Soben, fügten bie ®rbe unb toeinten 
bor JJreuben. ^lein toar il^re ^cüjl, aber bie Kraft be^ 
©lauben^ toerboj)^)eIte it^ren 3Jiut unb begeifterte fie, atte^ ju 

25 loagen; lieber bie feften lürme unb ragenben 3^^"^"/ ^^^ 
benen bie bli^enben ©efd^offe ber 3:ürfen nieberjifd^ten, nod^ 
ber 3Kangel an §eergerät, nod^ §unger unb 2)urft fd^redften 
fie. „^\xm Sturm! jum Sturm!" riefen fie öott Ungebulb, 
unb mit furd^tbarem Ungeftüm tobten fie tt)iber bie SWauern. 

30 3Kit gleid^er 3:aj)ferfeit berteibigten fid^ jebod^ bie 2:ürfen; ba 



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regnete e« 5ßfeile unb flammen auf bie Äö^)fe ^erab. Stu^ 
fielen SBunben blutenb, toon flammen umbecft, fod^ten fie 
fort. Sßol^l finft l^ie unb ba fd^on ein taj)ferer §elb bor 
©rmattung ^in. 3)a jeigt fid^ ^jlö^lid^ auf bem Ölberge ein 
l^ol^er SRitter in fd^neeioei^er, leud^tenber Slüftung, ber toinft 5 
il^nen yx^i:i ber ^eiligen Stabt l^in. „gin ßl^erub mit flam? 
menbem Sd^toert, ben un^ ®ott jum 9Kitftreiter gefanbt!" 
riefen fie begeiftert, unb jaud^jenb f^)rangen fie abermals ö^gen 
bie 5fflauern ^eran. 3iun ift fein §alt mel^r bor i^en; öor 
il^rem 3ln^)ratt gelten bie S^ore in 3^rümmer. ©ottfrieb bon 10 
33ouißon fliegt toie ein 3lbler bie 3^»^^^^ ^inan unb ^)flanjt 
bie Äreujfal^ne auf. ®o toarb 3^^wf^^^"i ^">^ ^^^ ßl^riften 
toieber erobert am 15. ^uni be^ ^a^reö 1099 n. 6l^r. ©e* 
burt. 35arauf erforen bie Äreujfal^rer il^ren ^elbl^errn, ben 
frommen gelben ©ottfrieb bon SSouißon, jum Könige bon 15 
Serufalem. @r aber fj)rad^ bemütig: „S)a^ bereute ®ott, 
ba^ id^ eine irbifd^e Ärone trage, too mein ipeilanb mit 2)or5 
x^tx( gefrönt toorben ift/' unb nannte fid^ blo^ „Sd^irmbogt 
be^ l^eiligen ©rabeg." 2)a^ bünfte il^m bie ^öd^fte ®l^re. 

Duller. 

5lur furje '^'ixi erfreuten fic^ bie S^riften be« rul^igen 33e= 20 
fi^e^ be^ l^eiligen Sanbe^. Die dürfen entriffen il^nen ein 
Stüdf 2anb nad^ bem anbern unb 1187 fiel fogar g^^^if^I^"^ 
in bie §änbe be^ ©ultan^ ©alabin bon 3lgV>)ten. ©in 
Sd^rei be§ ©ntfe^en^ burd^brang bei biefer 5Rad^rid^t ©uro^ja. 
®er greife Slotbart, Äaifer griebrid^ Sarbaroffa, ergriff ben 25 
@ntfd^lu§, burd^ bie Befreiung bon g^rifti ©rab fein t^aten= 
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unb aSol! mit, unb auf einem 5Rei(^^tage ju SRainj, ber 
be^^alb ben Flamen ,,6^rifti Sleid^dtag" erhielt, h)urbe ein* 
mutig befd^Ioffen, am ©t. ©eorgentage be« näd^ften Sa^re« 
in SRegen^burg jufammenjufommen unb toon bort ben 3^0 in 

5 ba^ Ij^eilige Sanb anjutreten. 3?on ^ier oyx^ jog ba« §auj)ts 
^eer unter bem Äaifer unb bejfen ©ol^n ^riebric^ auf bem 
Sanbtoege über Ungarn unb Bulgarien fort, toä^renb anbere 
Raufen, borjüglic^ ©ad^fen, ^riefen, glanberer unb §oIIänber, 
ben ©eeloeg loä^Iten. "^oc^ gelangte frieblid^ burd^ Ungarn 

10 jur griec^ifdben ®renje, aber nun begannen bie lüde ber 
(Sried^en, bie, ioie e^ l^ei^t, burd^ bie ^ro^)^ejeiung gefd^redft 
h)aren, ba^ biefe^ §eer Äonftantino|)eI erobern toerbe. 3Ba^ 
ol^ne offenen Äam^)f getrau ioerben fonnte, ba^ §eer ber 
Äreujfal^rer ju fd^tt)ä(^en, ba« tl^at Sfaaf, ber griec^ifc^e 

15 Äaifer. 3m ßinöerftönbniffe mit Äilibifd^ Strotan, bem ©uts 
tan bon S^onium, lie^ er bie I)eutfd^en bon beftod^enen 
SESegloeifern burd^ bie unfrud^tbarften ®egenben fül^ren, unb 
alg nun §i^e, junger unb 3)urft ba« i^eer gefd^toäd^t l^atten, 
ba fa^ e^ fid^ ^)Iö^lid^ bei 3i^*>"iw"^ bon jal^Hofen türfifd^en 

20 Sleiterfd^aren im §alb!reife umzingelt, ^n biefer Sage, unb 
ber befeftigten §auj)tftabt be^ g'einbe« gegenüber, gefd^al^ bie 
Sd^Iad^t, beren 3tu^gang beutfd^e 3^aJ)ferfeit ju ben glorreic^s 
ften in ben ganjen Äreujjügen machte. 3Bä^renb §erjog 
^riebrid^ 3t«>"iwm erftürmte, öerteibigte fein greifer 33ater ba^ 

25 Sager; ^ier unb ba toar bie SRieberlage ber 2^ürfen eine 
allgemeine unb il^r SSerluft fo gro§, ba^ Silibifd^ Slr^lan um 

• ^rieben bitten mu^te (14. 3Wai 1190). 

3)er 9Beg nad^ ©t^rien lag nun offen, unb ba^ ipeer be« 
toegte ftd^ mit ©id^erl^eit bortoärtö, al^ ©efanbte bon ©alabin 

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eine frieblid^e SEBiebetertüerbung be« J^eiligen ©rabeg in 3lu^= 
fid^t; boc^ eg fottte anber« gefd^e^en. Dag §eer fefete eben 
über ben ^lu^ ©elej)!^; ba ritt Äaifer ^riebric^, ben feine 
Ungebulb üorUjärtg trieb, <xxk bag Ufer, ftieg Don bem 5ßferbe, 
bem er nid^t üertraute, unb toarf fid^ fd^h)immenb in ben 5 
©trom. Si« in bie üKitte be^ SBaffer« faf^ man i^n rüftig 
fortfd^h)immen, l^ier »erliefen ben ®reig aber feine Äräfte, 
baä SSBaffer ri^ i^n mit fid^ fort, unb alö man il(^m ju $ilfe 
lommen fonnte, toar er bereite eine Seid^e (16. %yxm 1190). 

Äaifer griebric^ ift einer ber größten Äaifer, bie je auf 10 
bem beutfd^en 2^^rone gefeffen ^aben. 2)a« SReid^ toar unter 
i^m mäd^tig unb b(ül()enb, tt)ie nie juöor. ^nbem er jebem 
fein SRed^t lie^, aber jeben Übergriff mit Strenge jurüdftoie^, 
inbem er für dürften unb ©rafen, tüie für SSürger unb 
©auern ein unb ba^felbe SRed^t l^atte, umgab er ben faifer* 15 
lid^en 3:^ron mit ber ftäriften 9Kad^t, bie e« überl^aujjt l^ie* 
nieben giebt, mit ber 2ld^tung ber Sefferen. 2)a§ mad^te il^n 
ftar!, fo ba^ er ben Äamj)f gegen bie ^äj)fte im ganjen mit 
®Iüdf burd^fül^ren fonnte; bag gab i^m eine "^Q^iji, toor ber 
§einrid^ ber Sötoe mit att ben unerme^Kd^en Hilfsmitteln, bie 20 
er au« feinen t>om 5Kittelmeere bis jur Dftfee auSgebel(^nten 
SSefi^ungen jiel^en fonnte, toiberftanbSloS jufammenbrad^. 

Äaifer 3^riebrid^ loar öon ^erfon ftarf unb h)ol(^Igebaut, 
ettüaS mel^r benn mittlerer ®rö^e, l^atte einen feften, ftoljen 
®ang, eine männlid^e ©timme, unb trug in feiner ganjen 25 
Haltung SBürbe unb §ol^eit jur ©d^au. ©eine 3wgc h)aren 
mel^r freunblid^ al« ernft ; fein ®efid^t ^eid^nete fid^ burd^ eine • 
loei^e Haut, fd^öne '^^x^i unb blaue, glänjenbe 3lugen au«; 
bie Haare, furj unb frauS, f|)ielten in ba« rötlid^e, too^er 
ber 9lame Stotbart fommt. ©eine Äleibung toar einfad^, 30 



HISTORICAL SELECTIONS. 105 

feine ®ett)ol(^ttl^eiten mö^iö, unb bie Sttenge, bie er gegen 
anbete jeigte, übte er bor oütn fingen gegen jid^ felbft. 
3u feinen borjüglid^ften ©eifte^gaben gel^örten ein fd^arfer 
burc^bringenber 3Serftanb, tiefe ßinftd^t in äße Ser^ältniffe 

5 bed ^rieged unb bed ^ebend^ unb ein @ebä(^tnid^ bad i^m 
feinen, ben er jemote gefel(^en, bergeffen lie^. 

9la(^ ber SSoIfefage ift Äaifer ^riebrid^ nid^t geftorben, 
fonbern lebt noc^ l^eutigen 2^age^ im Ä^ff^äufer, auf beffen 
SRüden einft fein £iebIing«fd^Io^ ftanb. 3)ort fi^t ber alte 

10 Äaifer <xxk einem fteinernen 2^if(^e; ber Sart ift i^m in ber 
langen 3^^* ^"^^ ^^" Stein getoad^fen; unb fo fd^Iummert 
er fort unb fort, in feinen 2^räumen ber §errlid^feit be« 
Sleid^eö gebenfenb, bie er mit fid^ ^inabgenommen l^at in ben 
Ä^ff^äufer. aBann aber einft bie ^t\i bottenbet ift, bann 

15 tüirb er in neuer S^genbfraft Verborgenen Qi)x^ bem 3^wbers 

berge, unb mit \\jxa tt)irb auc^ bie alte §errlid^feit be« SReid^e« 

tüieber ba fein, unb abermals toirb freubiger Swbel ganj 

2)eutfcnianb burd^tönen, h)ie bamal« ju ^fingften auf bem 

^rieben^fefte ju 3Rainj. 

Steger. 

4. SSilfiedit Zell unb ber ^ci^toeisetbunb. 

(1307.) 

20 "ilo^ij bem 2:obe SRubolf« bon §ab«burg tourbe Slbolf i)on 
9laffau jum beutfd^en Raifer gett)äl^lt, unb al^ biefer 1289 in 
ber Sdjflad^t bei SBorm^ fiel, erl^ielt Slubolfö ©o^n, 2llbred^t, 
bie Ärone. 9Son biefem toar belannt, ba^ er nur barauf au^ge^e, 
feine ßrblanbe ju erweitern, unb h)ie er bie ^rei^eiten ber 

25 5BöIfer unb ©täbte loenig ad^te unb fie ju unterbrüden fud^e. 
3)a fürd^tete \\ij jeber. Unb e§ traten jufammen bie Äantone 



I06 GERM AN READER, 

t)on Uri, ©d^lo^j unb Untcmalbcn (1292) unb befd^tooren 
„in (SrtDäßunö böfer unb öefä^rlid^er 3^'*^/ ^"^^^ ctüigen 35unb, 
ft(^ unb bic S^^ifl^^ wit ^^^ wnb Out gegen atte unb jebe, 
toer jtc aud^ feien, ju öerteibigen unb einanber mit 3lat unb 
§ilfe beijuftel^en." 3)abon tourben fie (Sibgenoffen genannt. 5 
3)er Äaifer aber fd^idtte i^nen ju 9leid(i«öögten ^arte unb böfe 
Seute o.\x^ feinem eigenen Sanbe, bie fie brtidtten unb quälten. 
@r fd^idfte ben §ermann ®e^Ier t)on Srunnegg unb ben Slitter 
Geringer bon Sanbenberg. 3)ie traten, h)a« nie jubor bie 
Sleid^^toögte, unb toollten im Sanbe felbft too^nen. fianben« 10 
berg jog auf ba« ©d^Io^ be« Äönig« bei Samen in Ober* 
toalben, unb (Sedier baute ftc^ einen S^i^ö'&^f i"^ Sanbe Uri. 
5lun h)urben bie 3öBe vAfO^/i, bie Ileinften 3Serge^en mit Äerfer 
unb fd^toeren Su^en beftraft unb bie Sanbleute mit ©tolj unb 
3Serad^tung mi^l^anbelt. 211« ®e^Ier bor be« ©tauffad^er« 15 
neuem §aufe im 2)orfe Steinen vorbeiritt, \pxoAj er ^ö^nifc^ : 
„Äann man'« aud^ bulben, ba^ ba« S3auemi)oII fo fd^ön hwxt ?" 
Unb al« 3lrnoIb Slnber^alben öon ?iReId^t^aI, im Untertüalbner 
Sanbe, toegen geringen "^t^jXn^ um ein $aar fd^öne Dd^fen 
geftraft tourbe, ri^ Sanbenberg« Äned^t bie Dd^fen Dom Pfluge 20 
toeg unb fprad^ : «Sauern fönnen il^ren ^flug felbft jie^en." 
3lber ber junge Slrnotb, ob ber Siebe ergrimmt, fd^Iug ben 
Äned^t, ba^ er bemfelben jtoei Ringer jerbrad^. Darum flo^ 
er in« ®ebirge. 3)a lie^ ber Sanbenberg ju ©träfe bem alten 
aSater be« 2lrnoIb« beibe ätugen au«fted^en, unb bie 3Sögte 25 
unb i^re ©efellen Verübten ©reuel über ©reuel unb fd^alteten 
im Sanbe alfo, ba^ fie nid^t nur be« SSolfe«, Von Äaifer unb 
Königen verbriefte Siedet mit ^ü^en traten, fonbern felbft ba« 
etvige Siedet Ver^öl^nten, ba« @ott jeglichem 5Wenfd^en, toie fein 
unveräu^erlid^e« ®ut, gegeben ^at. 311« nun in ben S^^älern 30 



HISTORICAL SELECT/ONS, 107 

^emut toeinte unb ^od^mut lac^te^ f^rad^ in bem 2)orfe Steinen 
be^ SBSemer ©tauffac^er^ grau )u intern SJlanne: „2öie lange 
ntu^ 2)emut deinen unb $o(^mut lachen? 2Bo}u taugen bie 
5Konner be« ©ebiröeS?*^ Da ging fc^toeigenb ber SBerner 

5 ©tauffac^er ^inab ju bem Drte Srunnen am See unb fu^r 
über bad SSaffer nac^ Uri ^um 3Balt^er f^ürft \>i>xK 9(tting^aufen. 
Sei bemfelben fanb er verborgen ben ärnolb bon 3DleIc^t^aI, 
U)elc^er t>or bem ©rimme bed Sanbenberg über bad @ebirge 
entiüic^en toar. Unb jte rebeten Don ber 9lot be« Sanbe« unb 

10 bem ®reuel ber au^Iänbifc^en SBögte, bie i^nen ber Äönig, 
jutoiber i^ren angeftammten Siechten unb grei^eiten, gefanbt 
^abe. 3(uc^ gebac^ten fte^ toie fte gegen bie So^^eit ber SSögte 
bergeben« gellagt bei bem Äönige, unb h>ie biefer felbft ge« 
bro^et, fte müßten, tro^ ©iegel unb ©riefen alter Äaifer unb 

15 Könige, bom SReid^e ab» unb ber §errfd^aft Öfterreid^g gu« 
gctoanbt toerben. Da nun ®ott feinem Äönige (Setoalt gegeben, 
auf ba^ er Unred^t tl^ue, fo fei feine anbere §ilfe, al« burd^ 
(Sott unb SDlut! unb ber 2:ob fei üiel leichter, aU fo fd^mä^s 
lid^e« 3^<^« Darum befc^Ioffen fie, jeber folle in feinem 2anbe 

20 mit vertrauten, ^erj^aften 3)lännem f^)rec^en unb erforfc^en, 
loe« ©inne§ ba« SSoIf fei unb toaö e« für grei^eit unb ©ic^er* 
^eit einfe^en tooHe? 

9lac^ biefer ^t\i famen fte oft in berabrebeten näd^tlic^en 
©tunben jufammen an einem ^eimlid^en Drte am ©ee. Der 

25 l«0 föft mitten inne jtoifc^en Uri, Unterloalben unb ©d^to^j 
auf einer fc^malen umbufd^ten SBiefe am ^u^e be« ©eeli^s 
berge«, gegenüber bem Dörfchen Srunnen. 5Kau ^ief; i^n, öom 
au«gerottenten ®eftrü^)j), ba« Slütli ; ba toaren fie t)on 3Kens 
fc^en unb SBo^nungen h>eit. Salb brachte jjeglic^er frol^e Sot* 

30 fc^aft mit: rrHUem 93olfe fei mel leichter ber %o't>, a(« ba« 
fc^mä^lid^e 3oc^." 



I08 GER MAN READER, 

2lte fxe aber in ber Slad^t am 17. 9lot)ember 1307 jufammens 
lamcn, unb jjcber t)on ben dreien mit fic^ jur 3Watte auf 
Slütli je^n treue ®l^renmönner geführt ^atte, entfc^Ioffen, bie 
alte Sanbe^frei^eit über ade«, ba« Seben für nid^t« ju ad^ten, 
erl^oben bie frommen 35rei i^re §änbe gen §immel unb fc^louren 5 
ju ©Ott bem §erm, öor toelc^em Äönige unb Sauern gleich 
ftnb^ rrin 2^reue für bie Sted^te bed unfc^ulbigen SSoIfe^ ju leben 
unb }u fterben; aQe^ gemeinfd^aftlic^, nic^tg eigenmächtig ju tragen 
unb gu tragen; lein Unrecht ju bulben^ aber auc^ lein Unred^t 
)u ilciyxxi\ be$ (trafen bon ^absburg Stecht unb Eigentum ju 10 
eieren unb feinem ber ^önig^bögte Übled jujufügen^ aber ben 
SSögten ju toe^ren, ba^ Sanb ju berberben.'' Unb bie brei^ig 
anberen ftedften bie §änbe auf unb tl(^aten ben ®ib h)ie jene, 
ju ©Ott unb (3&txi ^eiligen, »bie g^rei^eit mannl^aft ju be* 
]^auj)ten." Unb fie ertoäl^Iten bie ^ieuja^rönad^t jum SBerle. 15 
2)ann gingen fie auöeinanber, jeber in fein %\i<A, ju feiner 
§ütte unb h)interte ba^ 9Sie^. 

35em 9Sogt §ermann ®e^ler toarb nic^t too^I, benn er l^atte 
ein böfe« ©etoiffen. ©g bünfte i^m, al§ h>enn ba« 3SoH 
mutiger umherginge unb tro^iger au^fe^e. 35arum lief; er ben 20 
^erjoglic^en §ut bon Öfteneid^ erl^ö^en auf einer ©tange in 
Uri unb befal^I: 3Ber Vorüber gel^e, fotte bemfelben (gj^rer* 
bietung ertoeifen. J)aran tooHe er erfennen, toer toiber Öfter« 
reid^ fei. 

Unb SBill^elm 2:ett, ber ©d^ü^ au« SSürglen, ging borüber, 25 
einer bon ben 3Kännern auf bem Slütli; aber er beugte fid^ 
nid^t. Sll^balb fül^rten fie il^n gefangen jum SSogt unb biefer 
fj)rac^ ergrimmt : „^ro|iger ©d^ü^e, f ftraf e bid^ beine eigene 
Äunft ! einen 2H)fel lege id^ auf ba^ §auj)t beine§ ©öl^nlein«, 
ben fd^ie^e ^erab unb fe^Ie nic^t!" Unb fie banben ba^ Äinb 30 



niSTORICAL SELECTIONS. 109 

unb legten auf ba^ ipau))t be^felben einen 9(^fel unb führten 
ben ©c^ü^en tüeit babon. 6r jielte ; ba f c^tüirrte bie Sogens 
fe^ne; ba brac^ ber 5ßfeil ben «i^fel. SCtte« 3SoIf jauc^jte 
freubig. ©e^Ier aber fragte ben ©c^ti^en: ,,S!öoju trägft bu 

5 no(^ ben anbern ^fetl bei bir?" 6« anttoortete ber 2^eII: 
„§otte ber erfte nid^t ben 3l<)fel getroffen, bann getoi^ ber 
anbere bein §erj!" 3)arüber erfc^raf ber 3?ogt unb lie^ ben 
©c^ü^en greifen unb auf ein ©c^iff führen nac^ Äü^nac^t, 
ipol^in er felbft ju fal^ren gebac^te. Denn ben 2:ett im 2anbe 

10 Uri einjuferfern, fc^ien toegen beö 3SoIfe§ nic^t ratfam; il^n 
aber in auölänbifc^e ©efangenfc^aft ju fc^Ie)3^en, toar toiber 
be« Sanbe« SHec^tfame. Darauf fürchtete ber Sogt S^fö»"' 
ntenlauf beö SSoIfe« unb ful^r fc^Ieunig ab, toietooljil ber toarme 
^ö^ntoinb ungeftüm blie^. 95er ©ee ging ^ol^I, unb bie 

15 ©c^iff^Ieute berjagten. 3^ toeiter im ©ee, befto größer bie 
2^obe«not; benn ba fliegen Uferberge jäi^ auö bem Slbgrunbe 
be« ©etoäffer«, toie SKauern jum §immeL 3" fc^toerer Slngft 
lie^ ©e^Ier bem 2^ett bie ??efl[eln abnel^men, bamit berfelbe, 
al« guter ©c^iffer, ba« ^a^rjeug lenle. aber ber 2:eII lenfte 

20 e« gegen bie la^Ie SBanb be« äjenberge«, h)o eine nacfte 
^el«j)latte toenige ©c^ritte toeit in ben ©ee l^erbortritt. 
©c^loung unb ©j)rung, — ber lett ^inau« auf bie platte 
(nod^ je^t 2'eIIg^)Iatte genannt), ba« ©d^iff l^inau« auf ben 
©ee! 

25 9Jun fletterte ber ßrlöfte ben Serg l^inauf unb flol^ burc^ 
ba« Sanb ©c^to^j. Unb er backte in feinem befümmerten 
§erjen: „SBol^in entfliegen bem 3otne be« ©etoalti^cnn ? 
Unb entrinne ic^ auc^ feiner S3o«^eit, fo ^at er in ber §eimat 
mein SBeib unb Äinb jum ?Pfanbe. 9Ba« h)irb nid^t ber ®e^s 

30 ler gegen bie Weinigen berl^ängen, toenn 2anbenberg fc^on. 



I I O GERM AN READER. 

um jtDci gebrochener g^inger feine« Äned^te« koillen, bem alten 
bon ^Reld^ti^al beibe Slugen au^bo^rte? SBo ift ber Sttd^ters 
ftul^I, t)or ben id^ ©efjler labe, tüenn ber Äönig felbft be« 
ganzen SSolfeö Älage nid^t mel^r anl^ört ? 3f^ ^^^'^ ^^ii^ ®efe$ 
gültig, unb ift feiner, ber ba rici^tet jtoifd^cn mir unb il^m, fo 5 
ftel^en h)ir, bu unb ic^, gefe^Io« beibe, unb 9lottDe^r rid^tet. 
©oU ein« Don beiben fallen, unfd^ulbig 3Beib unb Äinb unb 
33aterlanb, ober 3Sogt ©e^ler, bu, fo falle bu, unb greii^eit 
fteige nieber!" ©0 badete ber 2^ell unb flog mit ^feil unb 
Sogen gen Sü^nad^t unb l^arrte in ber ^o^len ®affe bei bem 10 
Drte. Da fam ber SSogt, ba fd^loirrte bie Sogenfel^ne, ba 
brad^ ber freie $feil ba« §erj be« ©etoaltl^errn. 3)a« ganje 
aSolI erfc^raf freubig, al« e« ben 2^ob feine« UnterbrüdEer 
t)ernal^m. 3)ie 3^l^at be« X^ett toerliel^ ^ö^ern 5Dlut, allein 
nod^ h)ar bie 9iad^t be« Steuja^r« nid^t gefommen. ®« fam 15 
bie 5iad^t. 3)a ging einer ber Jünglinge, bie auf bem Slütli 
gef d^h)oren l^atten, jur 93urg Slofebac^ in Dbertoalben ; brinnen 
fannte er eine SJlagb. ®iefe jog i^n an einem ©eil l^inauf 
au« bem 33urggraben. Drunten aber hjarteten nod^ Jtocinjig 
anbere ; bie jog ber erfte aud^ l^inauf . 3öie alle oben toaren, 20 
bemeifterten fie fid^ be« 2lmtmann« unb feiner Äned^te unb ber 
ganjen 33urg. 

211« e« 2^ag h)ar, ging Sanbenberg au« ier föniglid^en Surg 
bei ©amen l^ert>or jur 9Reffe. S)a famen il^m au« Unter* 
toalben jtrangig 5Känner entgegen, brad^ten §ü^ner, Seiten, 25 
Sämmer unb anbere ®aben jum 3leuj|al^r«i®efd^enf. Der 
SSogt l^ie^ fie freunblid^ in bie Surg l^ineingel^en. Da ftie^ 
unterm 2^l^or einer tjon il^nen in« ^orn. Schnell jogen alle 
fd^arfe ßifen l^erbor, ftedften biefelben auf il^re ©täbe unb 
nal^men bie Surg ein, toäl^renb brei^ig anbere ju §ilfe famen, 30 



IIISTORICAL SELECTIONS, I I I 

bie, im ©tlengebüfc^e toerftecft, gctoartct Ratten. Sanbenberö 
flo^ crfc^rotfen über bie ^Blatten nac^ äl^nac^. Sie aber fin« 
gen i^n unb liefen i^n unb ad bie Seinigen Urfel^be fc^toören, 
bie SBalbftäbte )u meiben etoiglid^. 2)ann geftatteten fie i^nen, 

5 abjujie^en nac^ Sugern. deinem tourbe £eibe^ geti^an. ^it 
ben Seuten toon Sc^totjg jog Stauffac^^er an ben Soloerjerfee 
unb brac^ bie 33urg Sc^tüanou bafelbft ab. — 6« jogen bie 
2eute bon Uri l^inau«, unb ©e^Ierd S^^Ji^gl^of tourbe einges 
nommen. §o(^ loberten bie greubenfeuer ouf ben 3fl^)en. 

lo ®a« tüar ber ^reil^eit Jleuja^r (1. S^nwa^f 1308). Sfm nac^^ 

folgenben Sonntage lamen bie 35oten ber brei Sänber jufants 

men unb befd^tooren ben 8unb toieber auf je^n Saläre, unb ber 

Sunb bauerte etoiglic^ unb tourbe oft erneuert, j. 83. nac^ bem 

Siege bei 3Korgarten (1315). 

Sfc^?orfe. 

5. 8itt^ev attf bem 9tet4dtage ytx SSotittd. 

15 3lm 16. ai^ril 1521, morgen« je^n U^r, traf Sutlj^er in 
SBorm« ein. SSoran ritt ber faiferlic^e §erolb. ©ne unge« 
l^eure SSolI^menge umtoogte ben 3!Bagen. üJlänner unb grauen, 
Äinber unb ©reife jubelten il^m in unermeßlicher g^reube ent« 
gegen. @$ toar, aU ob ein ^aifer ober ^önig einjöge. Sutl^er 

2o grüßte freunblic^ nac^ aBen Seiten ^in unb beh)egte oft bie 
rechte §anb, al« iDoDte er ben um i^n braufcnben 2^umult 
unb 3wbel einbämmen unb befc^toic^tigen. 3" V^'^^t Verberge 
h)urbe er bon bieten ©rafen unb Ferren, bon ©eiftlic^en unb 
SBSeltlid^en bi« tief in bie Slad^t befud^t unb angefprod^en. 

25 3)er Sanbgraf bon Reffen reid^te i^m beim SBegge^en bie ipanb 
unb fagte: r»$abt i^r Siecht, §err 3)o!tor, fo ^elfe eud^ 
©Ott !" Sc^on am anbem 2^age tourbe er bor bie Steic^^ber^ 



I 1 2 GERM AN READER, 

fammlung geführt. 3)a gab eö iüicber einen großen 3"* 
fammenlauf. 2lIIe ©trafen ftanben tooll 3Rcnf(^en, Äo^)f an 
Äoj)f, unb 2ut^er mufjte, loeil er nic^t burd^ baS ©ebränge 
lommen lonnte, burc^ §interl^äufer unb ©arten geführt tüerben. 
3tn ber Jl^ür be^ grofjen ©aale« ftanben mel^rere Slitter, bar« 5 
unter ein grauer Ärieg^i^elb, ®eorg öon greunb^berg. 3!)er 
fIoj)fte Sutl^er auf bie ©d^ulter unb f)3ra(^: ,r3Könd^Iein, 
5!Könc^(ein! bu gel^ft jje^t einen ®ang, bergleic^en ic^ unb 
mand^er Dberfter in unfcr allerernfteften ©c^Iad^torbnung nic^t 
getl^an l^aben. Sift bu aber auf rechter SWeinung unb beiner 10 
©ac^e gehji^, fo fa^re in ©otte« Stamen fort unb fei getroft, 
©Ott lüirb bid^ nid^t berlaffen." Slnbere riefen i^m troftreic^e 
Sibelttjorte ju. %^%i öffneten fic^ bie ©aalt^üren, unb er 
trat ein. 35a thronte auf erl^öl^tem ©i$e Karl V. in toal^r* 
l^aft laiferlid^er §Prad^t. 3Sor il^m in jU)ei langen Steigen 15 
fa^en bie Äurfürften, $erjoge unb ©rafen be« beutfd^en 
Sleid^e«, fohjie öiele Sifc^öfe unb anbere geiftUc^e unb h)elts 
lic^e regierenbe §erren, ber fünf taufenb übrigen 3u^örer, bie 
im ©aale, in ben SJorjimmern unb Dor ben ^Jcnftern ftanben, 
nic^t ju gebenfen. 3)ie Slidfe aller toaren ftarr auf ben eins 20 
fachen, fd^lid^ten 3Könd^ gerichtet, ber fold^e ^ßrad^t unb 5Kad^t 
noc^ nie gefeiten l^atte. 9lber er gitterte nid^t. 2luf einem 
2:ifc^e lagen bie Sucher, toeld^e er ^atte brudfen laffen. ©r 
n)urbe gefragt, ob er il^ren 3"^^^^ "«^^ bel^au^)te, ober ob er 
il^n n)iberrufen toolle. 2)a fd^toieg er ein toenig. %x(\, ©aale 25 
entftanb eine lebl^afte Setoegung, bie il^n ettoag betreten machte 
unb er bat fid^ eine lurje 95eben!jeit au§; benn, fagte er, 
biefe ^rage betrifft ©otte« SBort, ben d;riftlid^en ©lauben unb 
bie eh?ige ©elig!eit. S)er Äaifer ben)illigte il^m toier unb 
jh?anjig ©tunben. 35er §erolb begleitete il^n in feine §ers 30 



HJSTORICAL SELECTIONS. 113 

berge. 2lm folgenben Jage tourbe er toieber in ben ©aal 
geführt. @d tDar 9(benb unb fc^on brannten bie Radeln unb 
^erjen. Sut^er rebete nun au^fü^rlic^ über feine ©d^riften 
unb tDted nad^^ tDarum er bei feinem @(auben beharren muffe ; 

5 tvenn man i^m aber au$ ber Sibel betoeifen !önne^ ba^ er 
irre, fo tDoffe er ber erfte fein, ber toiberrufe unb feine Sudler 
in^ fjcuer lüürfe. 3)arauf erlüiberte i^m ber Äanjier be« 
Äurfürften öon 2^rier, e« fotte ^ier nic^t bi«j)utiert toerben, 
fonbem er foHe einfach unb furj fagen, ob er toiberrufen 

10 toolle ober nid^t. ®a ft)rac^ Sut^er mit fefter Stimme: «5Run, 
fo toitt ic^ benn eine Änttoort geben, bie toeber §örner nod^ 
3ä^ne ^aben foH: 2)em ?Paj)fte unb bem Goncilio glaube id^ 
nid^t; überfül^rt bin id^ nid^t, toiberrufen mag id^ nid^t; ^ier 
fle^' ic^; id^ fann nic^t anber«; ®ott ^elfe mir! — 9lmen!" 

15 2)iefe SßJorte machten einen tiefen ßinbrudf auf bie Ser« 
fammlung. 3lIIe ftaunten. Selbft ber Äaifer fj)rad^: „Söal^rs 
lici^, ber ÜKönd^ rebet unerfc^rodfen unb mit getroftem 3Kute." 
Äurfürft tJriebric^ freute fic^ über ben Freimut unb f^rad^ am 
älbenb }u @))alatin: S> tfie fc^ön unb lü^n ^at ^eute $ater 

20 3Rartin gefproc^en öor Äaifer unb 9leid^!'' Sutl^erö geinbe 
brangen in ben Äaifer, ben (Seleitöbrief jurüdfjunel^mcn, benn 
einem Äe^er braud^e man nic^t toort ju galten. 3)a fj)rac^ 
Äarl V. bott eblen Untoittenö: ,,Unb ^%Xix\. in ber ganjen 
SBelt leine 2^reue mcl^r %\x finben ift, fo fott fie boc^ bei einem 

25 beutfd^en Äaifer fein; ic^ mag nid^t enöten, loie einft Sigi^^ 

munb! 9lad^ 2lb(auf be« ©eleitsbriefe« lourbe Sut^cr ben^ 

nod^ in bie 9ieid^§ad^t erÜört. 

£üttringt}aus. 



I 1 4 G RR MAN READER, 

6. 9ll(ite«t Hott föallettfleitt. 

(Sincr ber grö^tett ^elb^erren be« brei^igiö^rigcn Äricge« 
ipar 3llbre(^t t)on SQSattenftein, ein l^agercr, ftoljer, finfterer 
5IKann mit fc^toarjem hirjem §oar unb tiefücgenben feurigen 
Slugen. ®r ftammte au« einer angesehenen ^roteftantifc^en 
g^amilie Söl^meng, lüar aber fc^on afö 3""ö''"0 5"^^ fat^olifc^en 5 
^ird^e übergetreten. @r befa^ glänjenbe Talente unb au^ge« 
geid^nete Äenntniffe, aber auc^ einen ungel(^euren (S^rgeij, ber 
felbft bie ^öc^ften SBürben für erreichbar ^ielt. SBie biele in 
ber bamaligen '^txX, glaubte er <v^ ©ternbeuterei unb bilbete 
fid^ ein, er lönne in ben ©eftirnen lefen, ba^ er ju ettoaö 10 
9(u^erorbentlid^em beftimmt fei. ^a« ®IüdE fd^ien i^n auc^ 
auf alle Sffieife begünftigen ju n^offen. 3)urd^ §eirat gelangte 
er in ben SSefi^ fürftlid^er Sleid^tümer, unb in ben g^elbjügen 
gegen bie 2^ürfen unb anbere ^einbe Öfterreic^g ertoarb er fid^ 
großen Ärieg^ru^m unb bie SBürbe eine« 3leic^«grafen unb 15 
iperjog« öon grieblanb. 

311« bie ^ßroteftanten im nörblic^en Deutfc^Ianb ein §eer 
fammelten unb ben Äönig ß^riftian bon ®änemarl ju il^rem 
Ärieg«oberften ertoä^lten, lüünfc^te ix\xi) gerbinanb II. neben 
bem t)on 2^iII^ angefül^rten §eere ber Sigue nod^ ein jtoeite« 20 
auffteßen ju lönnen, ba« au«fc^Iie^Iid^ feinen Sefel^Ien ge« 
^orc^te. 6« fel^Ite il^m aber an ®elb unb' an einem tüchtigen 
§eerfül^rer. 3!)a erbot fid^ ffiaHenftein, au« eigenen SKitteln 
bem Äaifer ein §eer ju fd^affen, tüenn er il^m ben unbe« 
fc^räntten Dberbefel^I über ba«felbe geben tooHe. ^erbinanb 25 
nal^m biefe« Slnerbieten an. 3)a lie^ SBallenftein bie Stroms 
mein rül^ren, unb balb fammelte fic^ unter feinen ^al^nen eine 
3Kad^t, bie ^reunb unb ^einb furchtbar tüurbe. 6r fcblug ben 



HISTOKICAL SELECTJONS, \ \ 5 

®rafen bon 3Ran«feIb, rücftc in bic (Staaten be« fiönigd tjon 
35änemarf, bcr bon liH^ bei Sutter am 33arenberöe böDig 
gefc^laöen Sorben ipar (27. Stuguft 1626), eroberte 5IRecHen« 
bürg, §oIftein, ben ßrö^ten 2'eil bon ©d^Ie^loig unb ^ütlanb 

5 unb belegte biefe fiänber mit ungeheuren SSraubfc^a^ungen. 
Darauf toanbte er fid^ gegen Sommern. Sor allem toünfc^te 
er bie @tabt Stralfunb }u beft^en. @r belagerte fte; aber 
^ier erfuhr er, toa« ber §elbenmut beutfc^er 93ürger bermag, 
tbenn fte bom redeten ©etfte befeelt ftnb. äSaQenftein gebot 

lo bem Sürgermeifter bon Stralfunb: n'^^ß müf;t faiferlic^e 33e- 
fa^ung einnel^men !'' Unerfc^rotfen antwortete biefer: r,2)a« 
t^un toir nic^t!'' u^oxKXi mü^t i^r ®elb f (Raffen.'' rr3)a« ^aben 
U)ir nid^t!'' „3)ann toill id^ euc^ jüc^tigen, il^r Dd^fen.** ,rJ)a« 
jtnb loir nic^t!'' Db biefer furjen aber bielfagenben Slnttvort 

15 geriet ber ftolje g^elbl^err in heftigen 3o^ wnb rief: 3«^ *^itt 
Stralfunb l^aben unb toäre e« mit taufenb Letten an ben 
§immel gebunben! 6« erfolgte ©türm auf ©türm. Umfonft. 
9la(^ einer fed^^monatlic^en Belagerung, unb nad^bem jloölf 
^unberte feiner Ärieger in ben ©d^anjen gefallen haaren, mu^te 

2o er ftc^ jum 9lüdEjuge entfc^Iie^en. ßbenfo fd^eiterte feine ?iKac^t 
an ©ItidEftabt unb ?lKagbeburg. Unterbeffen !amen klagen auf 
Älagen bor ben Äaifer über bie 6rj)reffungen, ^lünberungen, 
Slol^eiten unb unmenfc^lic^en ©raufamfeiten ber SBattenfteins 
fc^en §eere. 3)ie faiferlid^en Äriegcr, fo flagten bie ©cfanbten 

25 o<\x^ Sommern, ftnb ate ^reunbe aufgenommen iborben, bens 
nod^ l^aben fte allein im ©tettinfc^en je^n ^DliHionen 2^^aler 
oxK Sranbfc^a^ung aufgetrieben unb fteben ©täbte burd^ ?!Kuts 
iüitten in äfd^e gelegt, gaft noc^ l^ärtere Älagen erfc^oHen 
au« bem S3ranbenburgifc^en, tüo SBallenftein jtoanjig 5!KilIionen 

30 ®ulben erjjrc^t l^atte. 3)a fa^ fic^ ber 5iaifer enblid^ ge« 



1 1 6 GERM AN READER, 

nötigt, ben SBallenftetn ju entladen unb einen 2^eil feinet 
§eereS abjubanlen. 3Battenftein geJ^ord^te toillig, toa« man 
loum emartet l^atte. 2)ie ©teme fc^ienen i^m gefagt ju ^aben, 
ba^ e^ fo tec^t fei. 2)er Äaifer, fagte er, l^at ben ebelften 
©tein auö feiner Krone toeggetoorfen. (5r begab fid^ nac^ 5 
93öl^men auf feine (Süter. §ier lebte er al^ ^ribatmann, aber 
mit n)al^rl^aft faiferlic^em Slufn^anbe, tooju il^m bie 9lenten ber 
im Kriege erbeuteten Selber (fünfjig ^Killionen 2^^oIer) bie 
SKittel boten. 3^<*"ji9 Äammer^erren bebienten il^n, fec^jig 
©bellnaben, in ©ammet, ®oIb unb ©eibe gefleibet, tüarteten 10 
(xx^ feiner 2^afel auf; fünfjig §ettebarbiere ftanben alg fieib« 
toad^e in feinem ©d^Iofel^ofe ; brei l^unbert ftattlid^e Stoffe fragen 
au^ marmornen 5lri^)})en, fünfjig fec^«f})ännige Kutfd^en be* 
gleiteten il^n, ioenn er au^ful^r, unb fein Slftrolog ©eni ber« 
fünbigte il^m Q^x^ ben ®eftirnen eine neue glänjenbe 3u^wnft. 15 

iüttrtngl^aus. 

7. ^ie %ik^a^i bei Stilen. 

(1632.) 

3luf ben g^elbern be^ 3)orfeg Sreitenfelb bei £ei^)jig l^atte 
©uftat) 2lbolf ben alten nie beftegten 2^itt^ in einer blutigen 
©d^Iad^t gefc^Iagen (1631) unb jog nun toie im S^riumpl^e 
burd^ ^^üringen unb g'ranfen an ben Sll^ein unb bann nad^ 
Sägern. 3Kit unbefc^reiblid^em ^wbel fd^Iugen bie §erjen 20 
bem löniglid^en ©ieger entgegen. SiH^, ber Sägern be^ 
fd^ü^en foHte, n)agte eö nid^t mel^r, il^m im offenen gelbe 
entgegenzutreten, fanb aud^ balb burc^ eine SSertounbung 
feinen Stob. 2)a^ ba^erfd^e 3SolI gitterte öor ber Slnfunft 
beg Könige; e^ l^atte feinen 3ötn burc^ graufame ©rmorbung 25 
einjelner ©c^toeben gereijt. 2lber gnäbig emjjfing ber eble 



HISTORICAL SELECTIONS. I l ^ 

fjürft bie Slbgefonbten, iDcld^e i^m bie Sd^Iüffel ber Stabt 
SKünc^en überbrachten. ,,3Kit Sed^t l^ätte ic^ an eurer Stabt 
bad Unglücf SDlagbeburg« rächen lönnen," fagte er, ,,allein 
fürd^tet nic^t^; ge^t in ^Jrieben unb feib eurer ®üter unb 

5 eurer SReligion toegen unbeforgt!'' — Sägern toar grö^tenleifö 
in be^ Äönig^ ©etüalt unb SBien gitterte um fo me^r, ba 
bie ©ad^fen in 35ö^men eingebrungen toaren unb ^rog erobert 
Ratten. 3n fold^er SRot blieb bem bebrängten Äaijjer ^erbis 
nanb nic^t^ übrig, aU fid^ toieber an SBaHenftein ju h)enben. 

lo 9loc^ öielen Sitten lie^ ftd^ ber ftolje 3Kann betoegen, auf^ 
neue ein §eer für ben Äaifer ju toerben, unb fo ftanb er 
benn nad^ loenigen SJlonaten mit unumfd^ränfter ®etoalt an 
ber @)3i^e einer bebeutenben ^ad^t, bie fic^ nod^ täglid^ 
burd^ neue SBerbungen t)ermel^rte. Sloc^bem er lange ge* 

15 jögert l^atte, brad^ er enblic^ nad^ ©ad^fen auf, too Staub 
unb 3Rorb unb Sranb feinen (Sinjug bejeid^nete. ©uftaö 
3lbolf eilte il^m nad^ unb tourbe toon bem 3SoIfe al^ ein 
rettenber ßngel emj)fangen. 3« 9iaumburg an ber ©aale 
umringten fte i^n, brängten fic^ an i^n unb fud^ten ibm bie 

20 gü^e JU lüffen. „Unfere ©ac^en fte^en gut,'' fagte er, „allein 
ic^ fürchte, ba^ mid^ ©ott toegen ber 2^l^orl^eit biefe^ 3SoIfeg 
ftrafen toerbe. §at e« nid^t ba^ Slnfel^en ba^ biefe 2eute 
mic^ red^t %\x il^rem 3lbgott mad^en? SBie leidet fönnte ber 
(Sott, toelc^er ben ©toljen bemütigt, fie unb mid^ felbft 

25 em^)finben laffen, ba^ id^ nic^tg al§ ein fc^ioad^er, fterblid^er 
3Kenfd^ fei!" 

3lm aibenb be§ 15. 5Robemberg 1632 traf er bei Sü^en 
auf ba^ SBaffenfteinfc^e §eer, unb jeber bereitete fid^ jur 
morgenben ©d^lac^t. 2)er Äönig blieb bie Slac^t in feinem 

30 SBagen unb gab bie nötigen Sfnorbnungen unb 93efelj>Ie. 



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(Sin bid^ter 9lebcl bcrl^üBte ben neuen 2Rorgen unb toer^tns 
berte, bie ©tellung ber ®egner ju etfennen. ©c^lüeigenb 
öerl^arrle bie 3Renge. 3^" Sager ber ©c^iüeben erliefet fic^ 
^aufen= unb 2^rom^)etenf(i^aII, unb bie S^aufenbe öon Kriegern 
ftimmen ein in ba^ Sieb: w6in* fefte S5urg ift unfer ®ott." 5 
— ^e^t, XK(xii 11 Ul^r, blidft bie ©onne freunblid^ burc^ ben 
SRebel. 3)er Äönig fc^tt)ingt fid^ auf« ^ferb unb ruft: w9lun 
tt)oKen l^ir bran! 3)a« malt' ber liebe ®ott! ^efu, ^efu, 
l^ilf mir l^eut' ftreiten ju beine« 9lamen« @^re!" Darauf 
ftürmte er mit ben Seinen gegen bie ©tra^e, tveld^e t)on 10 
Sü^en nac^ Sei^jgig fül^rt. §ier tüirb er burd^ ein fürd^ter^ 
lid^e« g^euer au« ben SSerfd^anjungen unb (Sräben emj)fangen, 
unb Diele finlen in ben 2^ob. 3!)ennod^ fe^en bie übrigen 
über ben ©raben unb bringen bie SBallenfteinfd^en jum 
SBeid^en. ^nbe« ftürmt $a^)^)en^eim mit feinen Steitern ^er- 15 
bei, unb bie ©d^lad^t n^irb ju einem graufigen ©etümmel. 
Der König eilt mit einer Sleiterfc^ar feinem toanfenben 
redeten ^lügel ju i&ilfe. 3Son bem §erjoge ^anj t>on Sad^- 
fen=Sauenburg unb einigen anbern begleitet, f^jrengt er toeit 
loor, um bie ©teUung be« ^einbe« ju erfj)ä^en. ©ein furje« 20 
(Sefid^t lä^t il^n aber ju nal^e an bie Äaiferlic^en geraten. 
®r erl^ält einen ©c^u^ in ben 2lrm, unb inbem er fic^ um« 
tüenbet, trifft i^n ein jh)eiter in ben Slüden. 5Diit bem Stufe : 
„?Wein ©Ott, mein ©Ott!" finft er t)om ^ferbe. 3)ie fc^nau- 
benben Stoffe ftürmen über il^n l;inh)eg unb jertreten il^n mit 25 
il^ren §ufen. Da« bal^erf^)rengenbe blutige 5{5ferb bringt 
ben ©d^toeben bie ©d^redfen«!unbe, unb ba« ©efül^l ber Städte 
treibt fie unaufl^altfam tjoriüärt«. Der l^elbenmütige $erjog 
Sernl^arb Don SBeimar übernimmt bie g^ül^rung. Die Äaifer* 
lid^en ioerben getoorfen. 3Wit bem Stufe : „Die ©d^lad^t ift 30 



HISTORICAL SELECTIONS, I19 

toerloren; ber 5ßa))J)cn^cimer ift tot; bie ©d^toeben fotnmen 
über yxxi^\** ergriffen fie bie g^Iuc^t. 2)ie Sd^Iad^t ^atte elf 
©tunben gebauert uub neun taufenb Seichen bebedften ben 
SBa^I^Ia^. 2)ie ©c^tüeben berfolgten toegen ber Dunlel^eit 

5 unb ßmtübung ben geinb nid^t, unb brachten bie 9lacl^t auf 
bem ©c^Iac^tfelbe ju. 3lm folgenben ^Korgen fanben fte nad^ 
langem ©ud^en ben nacften unb blutigen Seid^nam i^red 
ÄönigS unter einem §aufen t)on loten; er lag, mit elf 
SBäunben bebecft, öon §ufen jertreten unb bi^ jur Unfenntlic^= 

10 feit entfteHt, jtoifd^en ber ©tabt £ü$en unb bem großen g^elb» 
fteine, ber feitbem ber ©d^toebenftein l^ei^t unb nod^ ^eute 
oxi jener ©teile ju fe^n ift. ©ein Seic^man tourbe nad^ 
©totfl^olm gebracht. 2)ie golbene Äette unb feinen blutigen 
ÄoHer, h>etd^e il^m bie Kroaten abgenommen l^atten, fenbete 

15 2Ballenftein nac^ SBien jum Äaifer. 2)iefer rief mit 2^l^ränen 

in ben Stugen: „®ern l^ätte id^ bem Reiben ein längere^ 

geben unb eine frö^lid;e 3lüdffel(;r in fein Äönigreid^ gegönnt, 

toenn nur in 35eutfc^tanb g^ieben geUJorben toäre!" 

@in 28el^eruf burd^judtte bie ))roteftantifd^en Sänber. älber 

ao bad SBerf beö großen Äönig^ ging nid^t toerloren. SBa« er 

angefangen ^atte, l^aben feine gelben SSern^arb bon SBeimar, 

Sanner, 2^orftenfon unb anbere im SSunbe mit g^ranfreid^ 

DoHenbet. 

3Ballenftein l^at ben ^elbenmütigen Sönig nic^t lange über^ 

25 lebt. 6r geriet in 3Serbac^t, mit ben ©d^toeben gemeinf(^aft= 
lic^e ©ac^e mad^en gu tooHen, unb ba man offene ©etoalt 
gegen ben getoaltigen 5Kann fürd^tete, fo toarb ber 35old^ 
be$ 3Keuc^elmörberg für il^n gefd^liffen. @^ toar am 15. 
^ebruar 1634, al^ bie gcbungenen 5Körber in fein ©d^laf* 

30 gemac^ ju ßger brangen. 3lu§ bem S3ette fj)ringenb, toill 



1^0 GERM AM READER, 

ber g^elbl^err um §ilfe rufen. 311^ er aber fielet, ba^ feine 
SRettung ntögltd^ ift, entblößt er felbft bie Sruft unb em= 
^)fängt fd^tüeigenb ben 3:obe«fto^. ©eine ©üter tourben öom 
Äaifer eingebogen; fein 2'ob blieb ungeräd^t. 

Xi.a6q ßenning. 



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1. 9lttf bev @ifett(a||ti. 

6« toar im Sluguft borigen 3i<*^^^^/ ^^^ i^ "tit bem 

©c^neffjug öon 2eij)jtg nad^ Äobutß über ßifenad^ ful^r, unb 

jtoar bic erften ©tationen mit einem ^temben oHein im 6ou)3e, 

ber fi(^ tro^ ber h)armen SBitterung in einen jiemlici^ bicfen 

5 5DlanteI gel^üttt unb feine Sleifemü^e faft bi« über bie D^ren 

gejogen l^atte. 3Som ©efic^t toar babei nur fe^r toenig frei, 

unb ba« toenige felbft ununterbrod^en in eine biegte SBoIfe 

bon 6igarrenbamj)f gel^üllt. 

2)a ic^ felbft untertoeg^ nur l^öd^ft ungern f<)rec^e unb nie 

lo felber eine Unterbaltung anfnü^)fe, mein jeittoeiliger Sleifege^ 

fäl^rte aber bie nämlid^e Steigung ju ftiHer Selbftbefc^auung 

ju l^aben fd^ien, fo nal^men toir in berfd^iebenen ßdfen be« 

6ou))^« ^la^ unb qualmten um bie SBette. 

3n 9?aumburg belamen tüir einen 5Dlitgenoffen, ber aber, 

15 toä^renb er fic^ bem 3)idfen gegenüberfe^te, ganj ba§ ®egen= 

teil bon biefem ju fein fc^ien. 

6^ toar ein bünneö, fleineö 3Wännd^en, nid^t älter \>\tU 
leidet aU brei^ig "^af^xt, aber feinem (Gegenüber orbentlid^ 
toie jum 2^ro$ ganj in Sianfing gefleibet; ja er l^atte nod^ 
2o baju feine Sffiefte aufgefnöjjft, unb ging baburc^ aud^ fogleic^ 
JU geinbfeligleiten über, ba^ er ba^ big je^t feft berfd^Ioffene 
^enfter, el^e e§ ber 35idEe berl^inbern fonnte, l^erunterlie^. 
rrSitte, e« jiel^t," fagte biefer — e« toar ba« erfte SBort, 



1 2 2 GERM AN READER, 

toa« er bi§ je^t 9ef^)ro(i^en l^atte — unb bciläufiö gefagt aud^ 
baS le^te, ba§ id^ öon i^m l^örte, aber felbft ba^ nu|Io§. 

„5Rici^t« ße^t über bie frifc^e Suft/' fagte ber Äleine in 
Planung; r»©ie l^aben ja ^ier einen Qualm, ba^ man erftiden 
möd^te." 5 

®r fud^te je^t aud^, iüie fid^ ber 3^9 laum iüieber in Se= 
toegung fe^te, ein ®ef))räd^ mit einem bon un^ beiben anju^ 
fnü^)fen, aber e^ mißlang i^m gänjlid^. ©ine flüd^tige Seob* 
ad^tung über „fd^öneg 2Better" iüurbe totgef c^toiegen ; eine 
^rage, iüol^in bie Steife gel^e, an ben 35idfen, fanb leine lo 
Slntiüort; id^ felber t^at, afe ob id^ fd^Hefe, unb fo raffelten 
h?ir an Äöfen, ©uija unb aij)oIba vorüber nad^ SßJeimar. 

3)er fleine 3Kann iüar babei JjöHig raftlo«; unauf^örKd^ 
fal^ er balb nad^ feiner Ul^r, balb x^^ij bem ^al^rj)Ian, ben 
er fd^on ganj jerlnittert l^atte; balb ^olte er ein 33ud^ l^erau^ 15 
jum Sefen, ftedte e^ aber augenblidlid^ toieber ein. %^%i 
nal^m er eine ^rife, bie er aud^ bem 3)iden anbot, ber aber 
nur mit bem Äojjf fd^üttelte; je^t jog er ftd^ ben ©d^ul^ au« 
unb lie^ einen f leinen Stein l^erau«; lurj, er fa^ leinen 
3lugenblidf ftitt. 3öo <x\xi!i ber 3wg ^ielt, lie^ er fid^ öffnen 20 
unb fd^o^ eine 3BeiIe auf bem ^erron uml^er. 

6r fud^te jemanb, aber nid^t etioa einen Selannten, fonbern 
nur ein menfd^Iid^e« SBefen, mit bem er ftd^ unterhalten 
lonnte, ja in le^ter SSerjtoeiflung griff er fid^ fogar ben 
©d^affner auf, ber aber nur fo lange bei il^m au^^ielt, al« 25 
er 3^ü gebraud^te, feine J)ofe ju öffnen unb il^m eine ^rife 
anzubieten. 

ßnblid^ in Söeimar fanb er ba« ©efud^te. S)ort ftieg ein 
etioa« fel^r auSgetrodfneter §err, mit einer 33riffe auf, in 
jeber §anb einen SReifefadE tragenb unb öon feiner g^rau, 30 



AUF DER EISENBAHN. 123 

einer fleinen lefcenbigen SBrünette, flefolgt, in ba« ßou)^. 
©in 3)ienftmäbcl^en, ba« fie begleitet l^atte, reid^te noc^ einen 
großen J^tagforb bott iputfd^ad^teln, Si^fiffen, SSorrotöförben 
unb Slegenfc^irmen, h>obei fte bie 2)ame ,,^au ^ßrofefforin" 
5 nannte, in ben SBagen, tüünfd^te glüdlid^e Steife unb jog fi(^ 
bann in bie Slrme eine« Snfanteriften jurüd, ber biefen 
ÜKoment mit großem 2^a!t in ber Entfernung abgekartet 

3)er ^rofeffor fut^te inbeffen, toie ber S^g abj)fiff — ber 

10 kleine in Planung l^atte eben nod^ '^%\i gel^abt, lieber in 
ba« 6ou^)6 ju fjjringen — feine Sritte unb, al« er biefe ge^ 
funben l^atte, feine ßigarrentafd^e, bie fid^ enblid^ in bem 
Slrbeit^beutel feiner ©ema^lin fanb. §iemac^ bermi^te er 
aber Jjlö^lid^ feinen ©efretärfd^Iüffel ; ber mu^te ba^eim auf 

15 bem ^^ifd^e liegen geblieben fein, unb er fd^ien einen 5Koment 
nid^t übel Suft gu ^aben, bem 3wg ^in §alt jujurufen. 
©eine 6igarrenfj)i^e ^atte er ebenfalls „in ber 6ile" ju 
§aufe liegen laffen, lurg, im Saufe ber Unterhaltung, an 
toeld^er ber Äleine in 9ianfing je^t ben lebenbigften Slnteil 

20 nal^m, fteHte fid^ l^erau«, ba^ nod^ eine ganje 5Kenge t)on 
3)ingen bergeffen ober jurüdfgelaffen toaren, unb e« beburfte 
einiger '^^xi, bi« fic^ bie beiben ßl^egatten fo iüeit berul^igten, 
ba« Unbermeiblid^e eben ju ertragen. 6« toar einmal ge* 
fd^el^en unb nic^t mel^r ju änbern. 

25 SBir erfuhren je^t aud^ in unglaublid^er ©efd^toinbigfeit, 
ba^ ber Heine STOann in 9ian!ing bi« nad^ ^röttftebt tüoHte, 
tüo il^n feine Sraut mit i^ren ©Item, bie au« ©ifenad^ ge= 
fommen toaren, fd^on erwarteten, um bon ba (xxi bie 5ßferbes 
bal^n x^^i^ 2Balter«t;aufen ju benu^en unb bann ju %\x% nad^ 

jo Sleinl^arb^brunn unb bem gnfelberg ju ge^en. @r ivar ein 



124 GERM AN READER, 

Slngeftcfftet (xysA Jiaumburg, l^attc aber auf jtoci %<x^t Urlaub 
bclommen, unb gebadete biefc furje '^txi mit einer Xour bur(^ 
ben 2^l^ürin0er SBalb an ber ©eite ber ©eliebten au^jufüHen. 

®er ^rofeffor mit feiner ^rau bagegen gebadete — benn oyxii 
baö tourbe \xx^^ nid^t borentl^alten — nur biefen einen 2^ag öon 5 
§aufe iDegjubleiben, ba bie Äinber unb bringenbe arbeiten unb 
®ef(^äfte eine längere Gr^olung^reife nid^t geftatteten. 2)a« 
6^e^)aar tooHte nur nad^ ©ifenad^, bort bie SBartburg befud^en, 
in irgenb einer romantif d^en ©d^Iud^t i^r 3Jlittaggmal^I Jjerje^ren, 
unb bann mit bem Stbenbjuge toieber nad^ SBeimar jurüdffe^ren. lo 

Der 3Wenfd^ benft unb ®ott lenft. 

3n ber Unterhaltung ^atte un^ bie ^rau ^rofefforin eben= 
fall« bamit belannt gemad^t, ba^ fie eine ©d^toefter in ©rfurt 
\jQbt, bie fid^ i^nen möglid^erh^eife auf i^rem 93ergnügung«s 
auffing anfd^Iie^en iüotte — jebenfaH« toürbe fte am Sal^n^of 15 
fein, um fie ju begrüben, ^x^. bicfem Stugenblidf l^ielt ber 
3ug in erfurt. 5Der ©d^affner öffnete bie SE^ür. 

,,@rfurt! t)ier TOnuten 3lufent^a(t !" 

2)er kleine fd^o^ lüie ein 93li^ ^ur 2:^ür ^inau«; e« toar 
eine orbentlid^ j)einlid^e Unruhe in bem 3Wenfd^en — unb bie 20 
^rau ^rofefforin fa^ fid^ inbe« nad^ i^rer ©d^toefter um; in 
bem ©ebränge am 3wg lonnte fie biefelbe aber nirgenb« 
erfennen, unb ba fie entfernter — lüie fie i^rem Satten jurief 
— einen blauen §ut ju entbedfen glaubte, trat fie l^inau«, 
um bie Srfe^nte ju finben. 25 

35er ^rofeffor jeigte nur geringe 2^ei(na^me an bem gfcimis 
lienglieb unb fud^te toieber feine Sriüe, bie er fid^ genau 
erinnerte beim ©infteigen gel^abt ju l^aben, unb bie je^t toie 
in ben 33oben hinein berfd^tounben f4>ien. 6r fniete nieber 
unb fud^te — in ber berjtüeiflung^bollen 3RögIid^feit, ba^ fie 30 



AUF DER EISENBAHN, 125 

unter bie ^ü^e gefommcn fei — unter ben Si^en, griff l^inter 
in bie $oIfter, öffnete bie ärbeitötafd^e feiner ^au unb fd^ien 
untröftlid^ über ben 3Serluft. 6r l^örte babei gar nid^t, tüie 
e^ läutete, unb lam erft tüieber mit ber Slu^entoelt in Se^ 

5 rü^rung, afe er bie aSermi^te enblid^ in ber ßigarrentafd^e 
entbetfte, in bie er fie in ©ebanfen, toie in ein g^utteral, 
^ineingefd^oben ^atte. 3" gfcici^w 3^** fw^t aber aud^ ber 
kleine in Sianfing in ba^ 6ouJ)^, bag unmittelbar l^inter i^m 
gefd^Ioffen tourbe, unb brausen ^)fiff e^. 

10 „2Ö0 ift benn "^^ifxz %xcl\x ©emal^lin?" fagte ber Slaum« 
burger erftaunt. 

,,§err ®ott, meine ^Jrau!" rief ber ^rofeffor unb ftürjte 
an biefem borbei nad^ bem g'enfter, ba« ber 3)i4e fc^on 
l^artnädEig iüieber aufgejogen l^atte. 35er 3wg feftte fid^ längs 

15 fam in S3en)egung; in jitternber §aft lie^ ber unglüdlid^e 
Satte bag ^enfter nieber unb ful^r mit bem Äo})fe ^inau^. 

©raupen Ivar no(^ eine 2^ür geöffnet, ber ©d^affner ftanb 
bort unb nthtn i^m bie ^rau ^rofefforin in atemlofer §aft. 
ff^a^ ift nid^t mein 6ouj)6" rief fie. 

20 „Steigen ©ie nur l^ier ein/' brängte ber ©d^affner. 

,,@Iife!" rief in bem 2lugenblidf ber ®atte, unb „SDa^inein 
ge^ör' id^!" antlDortete jubelnb bie ^rau unb flog auf bem 
^erron l^erunter, un^ entgegen. Slber ^ier toar feine 2^^ür 
me^r geöffnet unb ber 3wg im ©ang. — 2)er ©d^affner fonnte 

25 nid^t« iDeiter t^un, unb „5Wad^en ©ie auf! mad^en ©ie auf!" 
fd^rie bie ^rau brausen unb griff Iramj)f^aft nad^ bem 
©d^to^. 2)ie %if\vc öffnete fid^ aber natürlid^ nid^t, ba fie 
nad^ \xxdtn t)on bem eifernen aSorleger gel^alten iDurbe, unb 
bortftel^enbe Sal^nbeamte fj)rangen au^erbem gleid^ bajhjifd^en, 

30 benn bie geängftigte ^rau l^ätte fonft berunglüdfen fönnen. 
2ln ßinfteigen tDar gar fein ©ebanfe met;r. 



126 GERMAN READER, 

,,3)a brinncn fi|t mein SJlann! 3^ "^"fe "^ü'" 2)öö h)ar 
ba^ Sc^te, h)a^ tt)ir öon ber ^rau ^Profcfforin l^örtcn, unb ber 
^rofcffor, ber ben Koj)f au^ bem aSBagen ftedte unb feine 
fjtau mit ben %.yx(^v^ fud^te, bi^ ber 3^9 unter ben ^eftung^s 
tunnel fd^o^, unb er erfc^retft jurü(f^)r äffte, fani je^t auf ben 5 
©i$ (xm fjenfter jurüd unb jammerte: 

„3ä, bu mein (Sott, toaö foff je^t iüerben!" 

95er Äleine in 9lanfing tröftete il^n. aSon ber näd^ften 
©tation o.\x^ fonnte er jurürftelegra^jj^ieren, ba^ il^m feine 
^tau mit bem balb nad^fommenben ©üterjuge folge. Um 10 
fünf ober l^alb fed^g Ul^r toaren fie bann immer toieber in 
©ifenad^ beifammen, unb e^ blieb il^nen (xx^, bem langen 
©ommerabenb nod^ '^^xi übrig ju einer red^t l^übfd^en Partie 
nad^ ber SBartburg. 

2)er ^Profeffor griff babei toie untoifffürlid^ <xxi feine SBeften^ 15 
tafd^e unb fagte: 

„2Benn fie nur nad^fommt! fte l^at bie Äaffe." 

©^ lie^ fid^ aber t)or ber §anb toirflid^ nid^t^ anbereö 
tl^un, unb in 2)ietenborf l^ielt ber 3^19 faum, al« ber ^ros 
feffor fd^on nad^ bem ©d^affner fd^rie, yxvx bie Sl^ür geöffnet 20 
ju befommen. 

„3Jlad^en ©ie rafd^, e^ ge^t gleid^ toieber fort!" rief i^m 
biefer nad^, aber ber ^rofeffor ^örte fd^on nid^t mel^r unb 
fjjrang in flüd^tigen ©ä|en in ba^ 2^elegra))^enbureau. 

§ier ftieg, toäl^renb ber kleine in 9lanling auf bem ^erron 25 
lufttoanbelte, ein anberer ^affagier ein, ber fid^ bem 3)idfen 
gegenüberfe^te unb ben Sa^njug nur al^ 3)rofd^fe ju benu^en 
fd^ien. @r toar nid^t affein fe^r anftänbig, fonbern aud^ fel^r 
forgfättig gelleibet, in fd^iüarjem %to^9, unb eben fold^en 
33einIIeibern, feibener SBefte unb tabeffo« gefnotetem Ujei^en 30 



AUF DER EISENBAHN. I27 

ipafötud^. Überl^auJ)t ^atte er in feinem ganjen 3Befen ettoa« 
ä^ngftlici^e« unb J)einlid^ Drbentlid^eö, ba^ nirgenbö Weniger 
l^inj)a^t, aU in ein 6ifenba^ncouJ>^. 
älö er einftieg unb fd^üc^tern grüßte, na^m er feinen ju 

5 einem ©))iegel geglätteten §ut ah unb fe^te il^n öorfid^tig 
neben fid^ l^in, nal^m i^n aber augenblicflid^ toieber in bie 
§ö^e, ftrid^ mit einer fleinen 2:afci^enbürfte bie ettoa Jjerfd^os 
benen §aare fauber glatt, unb fe^te il^n lieber auf. 6r 
fd^ien fogar bie entfd^iebene 3lbfid^t ju l^aben, ein %aax 

10 fledfenio« neue iDei^e ®(ac^t>anbfd^ul^e anjujiel^en, befann fid^ 
aber bod^ nod^ beizeiten eine^ Sefferen, iDirfelte fie lüieber 
jufammen unb fd^ob fie in bie 2^afd^e jurüdE. 

Sinen blaufeibenen Slegenfd^irm, obgleid^ leine SSSoIfe am 
§imme[ ftanb, l^atte er mhtn fid^ auf ben Si$ gelegt. 3!)a 

15 fd^Iug bie ©lodEe iüieber fd^arf breimal an, unb- mit bem 

legten Sd^Iag fa^ ber in 9lanfing im 6ou^)^ unb auf bem 

blauen SWegenfd^irm, t)on bem er aber, fid^ entfd^ulbigenb, 

toieber in bie §öl^e fd^neHte. ©te %\:füx \oax gefd^Ioffen. 

„§err ^efu^! ift benn ber ^rofeffor nod^ nid^t baV" rief er. 

20 ,,§e, ©d^affner! e§ fe^It nod^ eine ^erfon." 

6in ^fiff antwortete it;m, unb fort roHte ber 3wg- SBir 
l^örten nod^ ettoag rufen, fallen, ioie bie Iveiter t)orh)ärt« am 
Perron ftel^enben Seute lachten, unb nid^t^ meE^r. 2)er ^ros 
feffor l^atte fic^ fubtral^iert. 

25 ,,9ia, ba$ ift göttlid^!" rief ber kleine in 9lanfing; „je|t 
toiH ber gute §err eine SSergnügung^tour mit feiner g^rau 
mad^en, unb ^at in ber erften Stunbe fid^, feine ©attin unb 
fein @ej)ädE auf brei Derfd^iebenen Stationen. 9ia, toie bie 
fid^ iüieber jufammenfinben iüollen, ift mir aud^ ein SRätfel." 

30 ,,§at jemanb ben 3wg berfäumt?" frug ber §err im fd^h)ai^en 



128 GERM AN READER, 

^rad, inbem er feinen ettoa^ ^erbrüdten Stegenfd^inn bors 
nal^m, toieber l^alb öffnete, fd^Io^, glättete unb bann leintet 
fid^ legte. 

„5Run natürlid^/' lautete bie Slnttoort; „ein ^rofeffor au« 
Sßeimat; tt)a« fangen lüir je^t mit ben ©ad^en an?" 5 

,,2Bir lommen um l^alb brei U^r nad^ ©ot^a," fagte ber 
DrbentUd^e im fd^toarjen ^radf, „unb um brei Viertel auf 
brei Ul^r trifft ber ©d^nelljug toon ©ifenad^ in ©ot^a ein. 
SSBenn Sie bie Sad^en nad^ Dietenborf jurürffc^iiten, l^ätte 
fie ber §err in einer ©tunbe lieber." 10 

„§m, ja! ba« ginge; aber er U)itt ja eigentlid^ nad^ ©ife^ 
nad^, unb iüenn fie fid^ nad^l^er tDieber Jjerfäumen — ober 
gar nid^t toiffen, ba^ baö ®ej)ädf jurütffommt!" 

,,3Kan lönnte ja bon ®ot^a au« telegra))l^ieren/' meinte 
ber Drbentlid^e. 15 

„§m, ja; too^in ge^en Sie?" 

3ad^ ®ot^a." 

,,9QBoKten Sie bann bie ®üte l^aben unb ba« ®e^äd ba 
irgenb einem Sal^nbeamten übergeben?" 

„3<^ toerbe fel^r bebauern muffen feine 3^^^ V^ l^aben," 20 
fagte ber Drbentlid^e berlegen ; „id^ bin ju einer — id^ mu^ 
fe^r J)ün!tlid^ fein, benn id^ bin bi« l^alb brei U^r l^inbeftettt, 
unb U)ir l^aben ww.^ fd^on t)on 3)ietenborf ^vA um" — er fa^ 
nad^ feiner Ul^r — „um fteben 3Rinuten berfj)ätet." 

„®ut, bann t^u' id^'«," fagte ber fleine gutmütige 5Kann 25 
entfd^ieben. „So toiel 3^i* ^\tybi in ©otl^a, unb id^ berfäume 
ben 3wg nid^t." 

2)abei jog er feine Srieftafd^e ^erau« unb formulierte fo 
gut e« ba« Sd^aufeln be« Sifenbal^nioagen« erlaubte, ba« 
S^elegramm, um in ®ot^a nid^t ju biel '^txi ju braud^en. 30 



ACF DER EISENBAHN, 129 

2)aö ®cfj)rä(l^ toar batnit abgcbrod^en, unb ntid^ intereffierte 
babei befonber« bcr a5i(fe, bcr bei ben bi^^erigen 3^ift^^n= 
fällen au(^ nod^ burd^ feinen Slicf bie geringfie 2:eilnal^me 
t)erraten, fonbern immer nur ftitt, aber ^eftig öor fid^ l^inge^ 

5 qualmt l^atte. 

Se^t ftierte er burd^ ben "^^wi^ fein ©egenüber, ben Dr* 
bentlid^en, an, ber fid; aber nic^t iüo^l unter bem Slidf ju 
fügten fd^ien unb toie ioerlegen allerlei fleine SSefd^äftigungen 
Dorna^m. 

10 Gr ^olte eine fleine, mit einem 3Riniaturfj)ieget öerfe^ene 
§aarbürfte ^erau«, fud^te öor^er mit ipilfe be« ®j)iegel« 
einen 93lidf auf feinen firalüattenfnoten ju gewinnen — toa« 
aber üoDftänbig erfolglos blieb — unb ging bann ju ben ettoa« 
h?iberfj)enftigen §aaren über, bie fid^ aber, tro^ allem Surften, 

15 auf bem 3Birbel toie ju einer 3lrt üon Sfal^)lodfe em))ors 
fträuben tpoUten, mod^te er fid^ nod^ fo üiel 5Kü^e bamit 
geben. 5)ana(^ ging er hjieber baran \\i) abjuftäuben, toom 
Stodffragen nieber biö ju ben glanjlebernen Stiefeln. Son= 
berbarertoeife ^atte gerabe i^m, bor allen anberen, ein tüdfifd^e« 

20 ©d^idffal ben Slodffragen verunreinigt, aber tro^ allem Surften 

berül^rte er nie ben ^ledf, toäl^renb ber i^m gegenüberft^enbe 

3)idfe feinen S5litf — ol^ne jebod^ eine Silbe ju äußern — 

immer ^artnädfig auf ben ^unft gerid^tet ^ielt, 

2)er im ^etj raud^te babei ununterbrod^en fort, unb ba er 

25 feine ßigarre nie abftrid^, fiel bie 2lfd^e ein J)aarmal ab, 
rollte an feinem SWantel nieber unb auf bie Äniee be« Dr« 
bentlid^en, ben er baburd^, ot;ne fid^ je ju entfd^ulbigen, in 
fteter Sefd^äftigung unb 2lufregung l^ielt. @l l^atte bem uns 
glüdflid^en 3Renfd^en nämlid^ nid^t entgegen fönnen, ba^ i^m 

30 ber fo unl^eimlid^ GingebüUte ftetg auf ben SHodtfragen ftierte. 



130 GERM AN READER, 

unb mit bcr Stl^nung, ba^ bort ctloag nid^t in Drbnung fei, 
befa^ er bod^ ju t)tel ©d^üc^tern^eit, um fid^ banad^ ju 
erfunbigen. 

3)er 9Jlann toar offenbar ju einer SCubienj befol^len ober 
mad^te eine 3Sifite, um irgenb eine SlnfteHung ju belommen; 5 
jebenfaH^ l^atte er Slngft üor ber näd^ften Stunbe. 

3^^^ i^fiff t^i^ Sofomotiöe loieber. 

„@ot^a," fagte ber Drbentlid^e, ate er au$ bem redeten 
^enfter fal^ unb babei in einem l^alben ©eufjer ftedften blieb. 
3)er fd^redflid^e 3Renfd^ il^m gegenüber fal^ il^m nod^ immer 10 
unberloanbt auf ben Slodfragen, unb er l^ätte gern nod^ einen 
legten 3Serfud^ mit bem ©^)iegel gemad^t, aber e^ toar ju 
fj)ät. @ben rollte ber 3^19 ^^r ba§ Stationögebäube — l^ilf, 
§immel! bie Ul^r jeigte auf ad^t 3Kinuten über l^alb brei — 
unb mit einem rafd^en ,,®m^)fel^Ie mid^ S^nen ergebenft!" 15 
flog ber UnglüdElic^e jum 3Bagen l^inau^ unb feinem Sd^itffal 
entgegen. 

2)er in 9lanfing t)erric^tete inbeffen fein 2iebe^toerf. @inem 
ber Seamten, öon benen mel^rere auf bem 5ßerron ftanben, 
übergab er rafd^ bie jal^treid^en, bem unglüdtlid^en ^rofeffor? 20 
Jjaare jugel^örenben ©egenftänbe, unb glitt bann toie eine 
©ibec^fe in bag SCelegraj)l^enbureau hinein, um bie 2)ej)efd^e 
nad^ 35ietenborf aufzugeben. 

Unb toenig genug '^tKi tourbe il^m ba^u gelaffen, benn gleid^ 
barauf läutete eö fd^on toieber jur 2lbfa^rt. 2)er 3ug ^oXit 25 
ad^t 5Dlinuten berfäumt, unb bie mußten tool^l ober übel toieber 
eingebrad^t toerben. 

©oHte \\ij aud^ ber 3Wann in 9ian!ing auf biefem öerbäng« 
ni^boHen 3wg — nein! ba fam er t;erau^gefd^offen unb fe^te 
fid^ rafd^ auf ben bon bem Drbentlid^en geräumten %\o>%, bem 30 



A UF DER EISENBAIIX, 1 3 I 

2)i(fcn gegenüber. Älaum fa^ er, al^ ber ©d^affner bie Ül^ür, 
an ber ba^ ^enfter iüieber heruntergeladen, jufd^Iug, bann auf 
ben eifernen GJangiüeg ftieg unb, toä^renb fid^ ber 3"0 ^'^ 
Seiüegung fe^te, fagte: 
5 „Sillet^ nad^ ^Jröttftebt, meine §erren!" 

6^ iüar nod^ ein junger Wenfd^ mit einem Keinen Xornifter 
eingeftiegen, ber eben bortl^in unb hjal^rfd^einlid^ aud^ eine Ser« 
gnügung^tour in ben 2^^üringer 2BaIb mad^en hjollte. Die 
beiben lieferten i^re SiHet^ ab, ber Sd^affner berfd^toanb 
10 brausen, um fid^ in fein eigene« 6ouj)6 an ben ©ifenftangen 
l^injufül^Ien, unb ber f leine "Stann in SJanling fagte: 

„Sitte 2öetter, baö ging gef d^iüinb ! bie lonnten mir ba brin 

nid^t fo fd^nett l^erau^geben, unb beinal^ l^ätt' id^ aud^ einen 

bummen Streid^ gemad^t unb ben 3^0 öerfäumt. 5la, ba« 

15 toär' eine f d^öne ©efd^id^te geiüef en ! jemine, unb bie Sd^iüies 

gereltern in g^röttftebt !" 

35ie einzige 3lnth)ort, bie er t)on bem 3)idfen be!am, it>ar 
eine au^gefto^ene 2)amj)fh)o(Ie, bie einem jungen Sd^ornftein 
ß^re gemad^t l^ätte. SJer fleine lebenbige 3Rann aber mu^te 
20 ftd^, mit bem erfel^nten 3^^^ ^^^^^ borau«, irgenb jemanbem 
mitteilen, unb ba er feine anbere fül^Ienbe Sruft im 6ou^)^ 
fanb, fo hjanbte er fid^ an ben ©^mnaftaften, bem er, ebenfo 
toie üor^er ber ^rau ^rofefforin, erjäl^Ite, \otx il^n in 3=rött= 
ftebt erwartete unb iüa« für eine fibele Partie fie nad^^er 
25 mad^en lüottten. ^n 9leinl^arb«brunn im ©aftl^of iüar a\xi^ 
fd^on ba« ®f[en genau auf bie ©tunbe beftettt, ebenfo ein 
^ü^rer unb ®e))ädEträger, furj atte« auf ba« genauefte unb 
J)ünftlid^fte georbnet. ®« gereid^te il^m babei ju großer Sefrie= 
bigung, al« er bon bem ©^mnafiaften erful^r, ba^ bie ^ferbe^ 
50 ba^n au(^ bireft abgeben irürbe, benn ber bon ®ifenad^ 



132 GERM AN READER, 

fommenbe ©d^nettjug treffe unmittelbar nad^ i^nen in ^ött^ 
ftebt ein. 

3n bem Slugenblicf })fiff e§ toieber. 35er kleine ^ord^te auf, 
unb fa^ (XüA feinem ^enfter an ber redeten ©eite, lonnte aber 
bal^inau^ nid^t^ erlennen. 5 

3e|t bremfte ber 3^9 ein. 

„§alten 'mx benn nod^ einmal jtpifd^en ©otl^a unb ^rötts 
ftebt ?" 

„D^ betoa^re," fagte ber ©^mnafiaft ; „ba« ift ^röttftebt !" 

,,©tätion ^röttftebt!" rief in bem 3Koment ber Sd^affner lo 
unb ri^ bie 2^^ür auf ; rafd^, toer l^ier auöfteigt, e^ gel^t gleid^ 
toeiter!" 

„§err ©ott, mein SRodE ift eingef lemmt !" ftöl^nte ber Heine 
3Kann, hjä^renb ber (eid^tfü^ige ©^mnafiaft au^ ber 2^^ür 
f^)ran0, unb ri^ babei an feinem 9Janfing=9lödfd^en, ba^ atter- 15 
bing^ (^(x^ feft unb fidler bon ber ^^^ür, neben ber er bi§ je^t 
gefeffen, gefaxt iüar, fo ba^ er »ergebend fud^te ben gel^als 
tenen '^X^\^\ mit ©eiüalt (^erau^^ugie^en. 

,,9lb!" lommanbierte brausen ber Dberfd^affner. 

„Sd^affner! §err Sd^affner!" fc^rie ber f leine in 2:obe^= 20 
angft, ,,mad^en Sie einmal l^ier bie 2^^ür auf." 

„3lber ©onneriüetter, .^ier fteigen ©ie ja au^ ! 3Rad^en ©ie 
bod^, ba^ ©ie ^erau^f ommen !" 

„%i) lann ja nid^t ; id^ fi|e ja feft ; mad^en ©ie bod^ bief e 
Vcfvx auf!" 25 

„Sa, ba^ lann id^ nid^t!" rief ber Unerbittlid^e unb fd^lug 
bie %\jvx ju ; lüieber ber ominöfe 5ßfiff, unb bie SBagen traten 
einen 9ludE. 

f^ij mu^ l^inau^ !" fc^rie aber ber Äleine unb fud^te in ber 
2^afd^e nad^ feinem SKeffer; in brei J^afd^en fanb er e^ nid^t; 30 



AUF DER EISENBAHN. I33 

in ber öicrten ftaf e^ ; ber guß ^«"^ i" Sctocgung ; mit jittern* 
ber §anb l^atte er e^ geöffnet; ritfd^, ratfd^ fd^nitt et erbar^ 
mung^lo^ ben ^lanfing burd^, um lieber mit bem toerunftalteten 
Äleibung^ftüdE aU gar nid^t toor feiner Sraut ju erfd^einen, 

5 unb ftürjte nad^ ber 2^^ür. 

3u fj)ät! Unglütffeligeg SBort. 

,,3ulie! §err Dberbaurat!" fc^rie er toerjtoeiflung^bott au§ 
bem SBagen l^inau«. 
,,2lber, §err Slffeffor, tüo iüollen Sie benn ^in?" Unten auf 

10 bem ^erron ftanb bie ganje (Sefettfd^aft im ^Jeftanjug unb fa^ 
bem unglüdflid^en Bräutigam nad^, ben il^nen ein l^ö^nift^e^ 
©efd^idf, laum gezeigt, toieber entfül^rte. 

„^oXW id^ mu^ l^inau^!" fd^rie in einem legten 3l!t ber 
SSerjh>eifIung ber unglüdffelige 2lffeffor in 9lanfing. Slrmer 

15 SKann, toe^l^alb mad^teft bu eine SSergnügungStour in einem 
©d^nettjug, ber toeber '^t^txx^, nod^ Erbarmen, fonbern nur 
©tunben unb 3Rinuten !ennt! Slc^t 3Rinuten berfäumt! toie 
lonnte bie ein bred^enbe^ 2lffefforl^erj auftoiegen. 9Sorh)ärtg 
braufte ber 3^9 *> ^i'^ ftarfer ft^riHer ^JJfiff; brausen borbei 

20 fliegt mit betäubenbem Staffeln ber anbere ©d^netljug, ber, 
t)on ®if enad^ fommenb, in iüenigen 3Jlinuten faft in g^rött* 
ftebt; toaö ^ilft e§ il^m? er lann nid^t l^inüber; Vorbei, unb 
loeiter, toie auf ©turme^fittigen getragen unb l^ier t)on ber 
bebeutenben ©enlung nod^ begünftigt, bonnerte ber fd^nau^ 

25 benbe Äolo^ tl^alab. 

3)er Heine 3Rann fanf toie Dernid^tet auf ben ©i^ mir 
gegenüber, unb id^ fud^te il^n je^t bamit ju tröften, ba^ aud^ 
er ja mit bem näd^ften ©üterjuge nac^ ^röttftebt jurüdf 
lönne. 

30 „9td^ bu lieber ®ott/' flagte er aber; „ber fommt ja erft 



134 GERMAN READER. 

5 U^r 45 3Rinuten, unb erft abenb^ f))ät ge^t bic ^ferbeba^n 
tüieber nad^ SBalter^l^aufen !" 

@$ loar nid^tg babei ju mad^en, unb bi§ ©ifenad^ it>urbc 
fein 3Bort iüeiter jtoifd^en un« getoed^felt. SBenn c^ aber 
einen (5m)erlatik) im ©d^toeigen geben lönnte, fo leiftete ben 5 
ber 2)itfe, ber toäl^renb ber ganjen borbefd^riebenen ©cene 
nid^t einmal ben Äoj)f bal^in gebre^t, ja mit feiner SEBim^jer 
gejudft ^atte. SBie <x\x^ Stein genauen fa^ er ba, unb nur 
ber S)am^)f tjerriet, ba^ nod^ innere Söärme in il^m lebte. 

3n ©ifenad^, lt)o id^ ebenfattö au^ftieg, um bie Söerrabal^n 10 

ju benu^en, l^atte ber fleine nod^ einige ©d^tüierigfeiten, bi§ er 

fein eingeflemmteö ©tütf Slanfing.au^ ber gegenüber befinb^ 

lid^en 2^l^ür befommen fonnte, unb er mu^te einen ber SBagen? 

fd^mierer ein gut SBort geben, ba^ er bie 2^t;ür t)on ber anbern 

©eite öffnete. Stlö id^ il^n jule^t fal^, ftanb er toel^mütig auf 15 

ben ^erron, l^ielt baö l^eimtüdfifc^e ©tüdE 3^wg in ber §anb 

unb fal^ nac^ ber U^r l^inauf, bie fünfjel^n 3Kinuten nad^ brei 

jeigte. 

(Serftäcfer. 



IMMENSEE, 1 3 5 



%* Smntettfee. 

2)er Slltc. 

Sin einem S^)ätl^erbftnaci^mitta0e ging ein alter, too^Iges 
fleibeter 9Rann (angfam bie Strafe ^inab. 6r fd^ien bon 
einem S^)ajiergan0e nac^ §aufe jurücfjufe^ren, benn feine 
©d^nattenfd^ul^e, bie einer Vorübergegangenen SKobe angehörten, 

5 toaren beftäubt. ©en langen Sol^rftocf mit golbenem Änoj)f 
trug er unter bem Slrm ; mit feinen bunf len 3lugen, in toeld^e 
ftd^ bie ganje Verlorene !5wgenb gerettet ju ^aben fd^ien, unb 
lüeld^e eigentümlid^ bon ben fd^neetvei^en paaren abftad^en, 
faf^ er rul^ig um^er ober in bie Stabt l^inab, toeld^e im 

lo Slbenbfonnenbufte öor i^m lag. — ßr fd^ien faft ein ^re.mber, 
benn öon ben 3>orübergel^enben grüßten il^n nur ioenige, ob* 
gleid^ mand^er unh)itt!ürlid^ in biefe ernften äugen ju fe^en 
gejiüungen tourbe. gnblid^ ftanb er bor einem l^ot;en ©iebel- 
l^aufe ftill, fat; noc^ einmal in bie Stabt l^inau^ unb trat 

15 in bie §au^biete. Sei bem ©c^all ber 2:i^ürglodEe tourbe 
brinnen in ber ©tube bon einem ©udfenfter, loeld^e^ nad^ ber 
35iele l^inau^ging, ber grüne 3Sor^ang toeggefd^oben unb ba^ 
®efic^t einer alten ^rau baf^inter fid^tbar. 35er "^(xwa toinfte 
i^r mit feinem Slo^rftodE. „9lod^ fein 2id^t!" fagte er in 

2o einem etiüa^ füblid^en Stccent, unb bie §au^l^älterin lie^ ben 
SSorl^ang loieber fallen, ^er Sllte ging nun über bie toeite 
§au«biele, burd^ einen $efel, too gro^e eid^ene ©d^ränfe mit 
^orjettanbafen an ben SBänben ftanben; burd^ bie gegenüber? 
fte^enbe 2^^ür trat er in einen fteinen* ^lur, bon h?o au« 

25 eine enge 2^re^)j)e ju ben oberen 3^"^"^^^" ^^^ §interl^aufeg 
führte. 6r ftieg fie langfam t;inauf, fd^lo^ oben eine 2^^ür 



136 GERM AN READER. 

auf unb trat bann in ein mä^ig gro^eö 3i"^^^^- ^^^^ ^^'^ 
e^ j^eimlid^ unb ftitt ; bie eine 3Banb lt)ar faft mit 5Re^)ofitorien 
unb Süd^erfd^ränfen bebetft; an ber anbern l^ingen Silber 
t)on 3D?enf(l^en unb ©egenben; bor einem 2^ifcl^ mit grüner 
2)e(fe, auf bem einzelne aufgefd^Iagene Sudler uml^erlagen, 5 
ftanb ein fd^iüerfäHiger Sel^nftul^I mit rotem Sammetüffen. — 
5lad^bem ber 3l(te §ut unb ©toc! in bie @dfe geftettt ^atte, 
fe^te er fid^ in ben Sel^nftul^I unb fd^ien mit gefalteten §änben 
bon feinem ©^)ajiergange auSjurul^en. — SBie er f f a^, it>urbe 
e^ allmäf^Iid^ bunfler; enblid^ fiel ein 5Konbftral^l burd^ bie 10 
^enfterfd^eiben auf bie (Semälbe an ber 9Banb, unb iüie ber 
l^effe ©treif (angfam lüeiter rüdfte, folgten bie 2lugen be§ 
SJJanne« untoiHIürlic^. 5lun trat er über ein fleine^ 93ilb in 
fd^Hd^tem fd^iüarjem Slal^men. „ßlifabetl^!" fagte ber Stite 
leife; unb toie er ba^ 9Bort gefj)rod^en, iüar bie 3^'* ber* 15 
loanbelt: er tt)ar in feiner ^WQ^»^^- 

S)ie Sin ber. 

93alb trat bie anmutige ©eftalt eineg fleinen 9Käbd^en§ ju 
il^m. ©ie l^ie^ ®(ifa6et(> unb mochte fünf ^al^re jäl^Ien; er 
felbft toar boj)^)eIt fo alt. Um ben §a(^ trug fie ein rots 
feibene^ 2^üd^elc^en ; ba^ (ie^ il^r f^übfd^ %\x ben braunen 3lugen. 20 

„SRein^arbt ! rief fte, „toir \io!o^x^. frei, frei ! ben ganjen 2^ag 
leine ©d^ule, unb morgen aud^ nid^t»" 

Sleinl^arbt ftellte bie SRed^entafel, bie er fd^on unterm 3lrm 
l^atte, flinf l^inter bie ipau^t^ür, unb bann liefen beibe Äinber 
burd^g §au§ in ben ©arten, unb burd^ bie ®arten^)forte ^inau^ 25 
auf bie SBiefe. S)ie' unijer^offten Serien famen it;nen ^errlid^ 
%\x ftatten. 9lein^arbt ^atte ^ier mit ßlifabet^g §i(fe ein 
ipau§ au^ Slafenftüdfen aufgeführt; barin tüolften fie bie 



IMMENSEE, 1 3 7 

©ommcrabenbe tDo^nen; aber e^ fehlte nod^ bie San!. 9Jun 
ging er gleid^ (xy\ bie 3(rbeit ; SJägel, §ammer unb bie nötigen 
Sretter toaren fd^on bereit. SBJä^renbbeffen ging ßlifabet^ 
o>XK bem 2BaII entlang unb fammelte ben ringförmigen ^omtu 

5 ber h)ilben 3RaIt)e in i^re Sd^ürje; bat)on tooHte fie ftd^ 
Letten unb §alöbänber mad^en; unb aU SWein^arbt enblid^ 
tro| mand^e« Irumm gefd^Iagenen Siagelg feine 35an! bennod^ 
juftanbe gebrad^t l^atte unb nun lieber in bie ©onne ^ins 
austrat, ging fie fd^on toeit baöon am anbern 6nbe ber 

lo SBiefe. 

„ßlifabet^!" rief er, „@lifabetl^!" unb ba fam fie, unb i^re 
Sodfen flogen. ,,Äomm/' fagte er, „nun ift unfer §au^ fertig. 
Du bift ja ganj l^ei^ getoorben; lomm l^erein, h)ir tooHen 
yxxi^ auf bie neue 95an! fe^en. %i) erjä^P bir ettoa^." 

15 35ann gingen fie beibe l^inein, unb festen ftc^ auf bie neue 
35anf. ßlifabetl^ na^m i^re Stingeld^en au^ ber Sd^ürje unb 
jog fie auf lange Sinbfäbcn; Slein^arbt fing an ju erjä^len: 

„%^ toaren einmal brei ©jjinnfrauen " 

,,2ld^," fagte ßlifabet^, ,^oA toei^ id^ ja auötDenbig; bu 

2o mu^t aud^ nid^t immer ba^felbe erjäl^len." 

2!)a mu^te Slein^arbt bie ©efd^id^te t)on ben brei ©))inns 
frauen ftedEen laffen, unb ftatt beffen erjäl^lte er bie ©efd^id^te 
bon bem armen 3Rann, ber in bie Sötüengrube geworfen h)ar. 
,,9lun h)ar eö 9lad^t," fagte er, „\ov!^i bu? — ganj finftere, 

25 unb bie SötDen fd^liefen. 3Kitunter aber galanten fie im ©d^laf 
unb redten bie roten Bw^Ö^'^ ^^^\ "^^"^"^ fd^auberte ber 5!Jtann 
unb meinte, ba^ ber 5!Korgen fomme. 2)a tüarf e^ um i^n 
^er auf einmal einen l^eHen Sd^ein, unb al^ er auffal^, ftanb 
ein @ngel öor i^m. 2)er toinfte il^m mit ber §anb unb ging 

30 bann gerabe in bie Reifen l^inein." 



138 GERM AN READER, 

©Ufabetl^ l^atte aufmerifam jugel^ört. „6tn 6ngel?" fagte 
fte: ,,§attc er benn ^lügel?" 

,fl^ ift nur fo eine ©efc^id^te;" anttDortete 9leinl^arbt; „^^ 
giebt ja gar !eine ßngel." 

,,D J)fut, Sleinl^arbt!" fagte fte unb fa^ il^m ftarr in§ 5 
©eftd^t. Site er fte aber finfter anbliäte, fragte fte il^n jtüeis 
felnb: „SBarum fagen fte e« benn immer, 3Butter unb 2'ante 
unb aud^ in ber ©d^ule?" 

„%(x^ toei^ id^ nid^t;" antwortete er. 

„9lber bu," fagte ßlifabetl^, „giebt eö benn auc^ feine 10 
2öh)en?" 

„£öh)en? ^^ e^ Sönjen giebt? %Xi %xi\Mx\,\ ba f^)annen 
bie ®ö^enj)riefter fie bor ben SBagen unb fal^ren mit il^nen 
burd^ bie 3Büfte. SBenn ic^ gro^ bin, toitt id^ einmal felber 
^in. S)a ift eö biel taufenbmal fd^öner ate l^ier bei un^; ba 15 
giebt eS gar feinen SBinter. S)u mu^t aud^ mit mir. SBiUft bu?" 

„%(x,*' fagte ßlifabetl^; „aber 3Kutter mu^ bann aud^ mit, 
unb beine 3Rutter auc^." 

,,5lein," fagte Sleinl^arbt, ,,bie finb bann %\x alt, bie fönnen 
nid^t mit." 20 

f^isf barf aber nid^t aHein." 

,,3)u foUft f d^on bürfen ; bu toirft bann toirf lid^ meine S^rau, 
unb bann l^aben bie anbern bir nid^t^ ju befel^len." 

„2lber meine 3Kutter toirb meinen." 

,!^\x fommen ja lieber," fagte SReinljarbt ^eftig ; „fag' e§ 25 
nur gerabe l^erau«, toiHft bu mit mir reifen? ©onft ge^' id^ 
allein; unb bann fomme ic^ nimmer toieber." 

2)er Äleinen fam bag SBeinen nal^e. ,,5Rad^' nur nid^t fo 
böfe aiugen," fagte fie; „id^ toiH ja mit nad^ ^nbien." 

3teinl^arbt fa^te fie mit au^gelaffener greube bei beiben 30 



IMMENSEE, 1 39 

§änbcn unb jog fte ^inau^ auf bic SBicfc. w9Jac^ S^^Wcn, 
nac^ 3Snbien!" fang er unb fd^toenfte fid^ mit i^r im Greife, 
ba^ \\)x \>oÄ rote 2:üc^elci^en bom §alfe flog. 2)ann aber lie^ 
er fie j)(ö^lic^ lo^ unb fagte ernft: „G^ toirb bod^ nid^tö bar^ 
5 au§ toerben; bu ^aft leine Courage." 

ffßlifabet^ ! Sein^arbt I'' rief e« je^t t)on ber ©ar* 

tenjjforte. „§ier ! §ier !" anttDorteten bie Äinber, unb fjjrangen 
§anb in §anb nad^ §aufe. 

3m 2öalbe. 

©0 lebten bie Äinber jufammen; fie h)ar i(^m oft ju ftitt, 

lo er tüar i^r oft ju heftig, aber fie liefen be^^alb nic^t öon 
einanber; faft ade ^reiftunben teilten fie, tointer« in ben 
befc^ranften äiw^n^^r« i^i^^i^ 3Kutter, fommer^ in Sufc^ unb 
gelb. — 2l(« (Slifabet^ einmal in Sleinl^arbtö ©egentoart öon 
bem ©c^utte^rer gefc^olten njurbe, ftie^ er feine 3^afel jornig 

15 auf ben 3^ifc^, um ben 6ifer be^ SKanne^ auf fid^ ju lenfen. 
6^ tüurbe nic^t bemerft. 2lber Sein^arbt t)erIor alle 2(uf= 
merffamleit an ben geogra^)l^ifd^en Vorträgen; ftatt beffen 
berfa^te er ein langet ©ebid^t; barin berglid^ er fic^ felbft 
mit einem jungen Slbler, ben Sc^ulmeifter mit einer grauen 

20 Ärä^e, ßlifabetl^ toar bie treibe 2:aube; ber 2lbler gelobte 
(xv. ber grauen Srä^e Stäche ju nehmen, fobalb i^m bie glü= 
gel getoad^fen fein toürben. 2)em jungen 2)id^ter ftanben bie 
Sl^ränen in ben äugen; er fam fid^ fel^r erl^aben bor. 9lfö 
er nac^ §aufe gefommen tüar, \o\x^i^ er fid^ einen ileinen 

25 ^ergamentbanb mit bielen treiben Slättern ju berfc^affen; 
auf bie erften Seiten fd^rieb er mit forgfamer §anb fein er^ 
fte« ©ebid^t. — 93alb barauf fam er in eine anbere ©d^ule ; 
l^ier fd^Io^ er mand^e neue Samerabfd^aft mit Änaben feinet 



I40 GER MAN READER. 

3(Itetd; aber fein %tdt\jx mit ßlifabetb iourbe baburc^ nid^t 
^eftort. %on ben ^ärc^en^ ioelc^e er i^r fonft er^ä^It unb 
toieber erja^It ^atte, fing er je^t an, bie, toelc^e ibr am 
beften gefallen Ratten, auf^uf (^reiben ; babei toanbelte i^n oft 
bie £uft an, ettvaS t)on feinen eigenen @ebanlen l^inein^u^ 5 
biegten: aber, er iou^te nicht tpe^^alb, er fonnte immer nic^t 
baju gelangen. @o fc^rieb er fte genau auf, loie er fie felber 
gebort ^atte. ^ann gab er bie glätter oca ßlifabet^, bie fte 
in einem Scf^ubfac^ il^rer Schatulle forgfältig aufbetoal^rte ; 
unb e^ getüä^rte i^m eine anmutige Sefriebigung, toenn er 10 
fie mitunter abenb^ biefe ©efc^id^tc^en in feiner ©egentoart au^ 
ben "o^xi il^m gefc^riebenen §eften i^rer 3Wutter borlefen l^örte. 

Sieben ^a^re toaren borüber. Steinl^arbt fottte %\x feiner 
toeiteren 3lu§bilbung bie Stabt Derlaffen. 6Iifabetl^ lonnte 
fid^ nid^t in ben (Sebanlen finben, ba^ e« nun eine '^^xi ganj 15 
ol^ne Sleinl^arbt geben toerbe. 6^ freute fie, al§ er il^r eine^ 
2^age§ fflgte, er toerbe, h)ie fonft, SKärd^en für fie auffd^reis 
\>ix\.\ er tootte fie i^r mit ben ©riefen an feine 3Kutter fc^ifs 
fen; fie muffe il^m bann toieber f (^reiben, toie fie il^r ge* 
fallen Ratten. S)ie Slbreife rüdfte l^eran; bor^er aber lam ao 
nod^ mand^er SReim in ben ^ergamentbanb. 2)ag aHein h)ar 
für ©lifabetl^ ein ©e^eimni^, obgleid^ fie bie 3Seranlaffung ju 
bem ganjen '&\xi^% unb ju ben meiften Siebern toar, toelc^e 
nad^ unb nad^ faft bie §älfte ber toei^en 33lätter gefußt 
\)qXUx\„ 25 

6§ toar im %\xx(\ ; Sleinl^arbt foßte am anbern 2^age reifen. 
9Jun tooßte man noc^ einmal einen feftlid^en Xag jufammen 
begel^en. 2)aju tourbe eine £anb^)artie nad^ einer ber na^e 
belegenen §oljungen in größerer ©efeUfc^aft beranftaltet. 
35er ftunbenlange 2öeg bi§ an ben Saum be^ Sßalbeö tourbe 30 



IMMENSE E. 141 

}u SBa^en jurücfgelegt ; bann na^m man bte $robiantl5rbe 
herunter unb marfd^ierte toeitcr. ©in ^^annenfle^ölj mu^tc 
juerft burd^toanbert Serben ; e« toar fü^l unb bämmerig unb ber 
Soben überall ntit feinen 9labeln beftreut. 9lacl^ l^albftünbigem 

5 SBanbern lam man au« bem 2^annenbun!el in eine frifd^e 
SSud^entoalbung ; ^ier toar alle« lid^t unb grün ; mitunter 
brad^ ein Sonnenftra^l burd^ bie blätterreic^en 3^^i0^; ^^^ 
eid^fäftd^en ^rang über i^ren Kö))fen bon äft ju 9lft. — «uf 
einem $Ia^e, über toeld^em uralte Sud^en mit i^ren Äronen 

10 ju einem burc^jtd^tigen £aub9ett)ölbe jufammentDud^fen^ machte 
bie ©efettfd^aft §alt. ßlifabetl^« 3Kutter öffnete einen ber 
Äörbe; ein alter §err toarf fic^ jum ^robiantmeifter auf. 
,,2Cffe um mid^ l^erum, i^r jungen SSögel!" rief er, „unb 
merfet genau, toa« id^ eud^ ju fagen ^abe. 3^«^ ^rül^ftücf 

15 ermt je|t ein jeber bon eud^ jtüei trodene SBedfen ; bie 
S5utter ift ju §aufe geblieben; bie ^\xU\i mu^ fid^ ein jeber 
felber fud^en. 6« fte^en genug ©rbbeeren im SBalbe, ba« 
l^ei^t für ben, ber fte ju finben toei|. 3Ser ungefc^idft ift, 
mu| fein 39rot trodfen effen; fo ge^t e« überaß im geben. 

20 §abt i^r meine Siebe begriffen?" 
„^a h)o^l!" riefen bie jungen. 

f,^a fe^t," fagte ber alte, „fie ift aber nod^ nid^t ju 6nbe. 
SBir alten ^aben un« im Zthtn fd^on genug um^ergetrieben ; 
barum bleiben h)ir je^t ju §au«, ba« ^ei^t, l^ier unter biefen 

25 breiten Säumen, unb fd^älen bie Kartoffeln unb mad^en ^euer 
unb ruften bie 2^afel, unb xozxm bie U^r jtoölf ift, foHen 
aud^ bie (Sier gefod^t toerben. Dafür feib i^r un« bon euren 
©rbbeeren bie §älfte fd^ulbig, bamit toir ani) einen 5Rad^tifd^ 
ferbieren lönnen. Unb nun ge^t nad^ Dft unb 3öeft unb feib 

30 el^rlid^/' 



142 GERM AN READER, 

®ie Sw'iÖ^'^ mad^tcn allerlei fc^elmifc^e ©efic^ter. „^cXiV* 
rief ber alte §err nod^ einmal. „%<x^ brauche id^ ^^xij tool^I 
vS&ji ju fagen, mer feine finbet, brandet aud^ leine abzuliefern; 
aber ba^ fc^reibt tyx&j h)ol^l l^inter eure feinen D^ren, t)on un« 
Sllten befommt er aud^ nid^t^. Unb nun ^abt il^r für biefen 5 
2^ag gute Se^ren genug; toenn il^r nun nod^ ßrbbeeren baju 
l^abt, fo toerbet il^r für l^eute fc^on burd^S geben lomnten." 

3)ie jungen toaren berfelben 3Keinung, unb begannen fid^ 
))aarh)eife auf bie gal^rt ju mad^en. 

„Äomm, ßlifabet^/' fagte Slein^arbt, „ic^ toei^ einen ßrb= 10 
beerenf d^tag ; bu fottft fein trodfene« S3rot effen." 

®lifabet^ Inüj)fte bie grünen Sänber i^re« ©tro^^ut« ju= 
fammen, unb l^ing i^n über ben Slmt. „©0 fomm," fagte 
fte, „ber Sorb ift fertig.'' 

2)ann gingen fie in ben 2Balb l^inein, tiefer unb tiefer; 15 
burd^ feuchte Saumfc^atten, h>o aUe^ ftitt toar, nur unfid^tbar 
über il^nen in ben Süften baö ©efc^rei ber Ralfen; bann 
h)ieber burd^ bid^te^ ©eftrü^)^, fo bid^t, ba^ Steinl^arbt borans 
gelten mu^te, um einen 5ßfab ju machen, l^ier einen S^^^Ö 
ju Inidfen, bort eine SRanfe bei ©eite ju biegen. Salb aber 20 
l^örte er hinter fic^ ©lifabetl^ feinen 5Ramen rufen, ßr njanbte 
fid^ um. r,9lein^arbt!" rief fie, „toarte boc^, Slein^arbt!" — 
@r lonnte fie nid^t getoal^r toerben; enblid^ fal^ er fie in 
einiger ßntfernung mit ben ©träud^ern fäm^)fen; i^r feinet 
Äö^)fd^en fd^toamm nur laum über ben ©})i|en ber ^arn= 25 
fräuter. ^wxi ging er nod^ einmal jurüdf unb fül^rte fie burc^ 
bag SBirrni^ ber Kräuter unb ©tauben auf einen freien ^la^ 
l^inau^, tüo blaue galter jtoifd^en ben einfamen SBalbblumen 
flatterten. SRein^arbt ftrid^ il^r bie feud^ten §aare au« bem 
er^i^ten ©efid^td^en; bann toollte er i^r ben ©tro^^ut auf= 30 



IMMEN SEE, 143 

fe^en, unb fte iüollte ed nid^t leiben; aber bann bat et fte^ 
unb nun Uc| fie e^ bod^ gefd^e^en. 

»333o bleiben benn aber beine ©rbbeeren?*' fragte fie enblic^, 
inbem fie fte^en blieb unb einen tiefen ätemjug t^at. 
5 rf§ier l^aben fte geftanben/' fagte er; „aber bie Äröten 
finb \xxi^ juöorgelommen, ober bie 5Dlarber ober öieHeid^t bie 
eifen.'' 

„3iÄ/' fagte ©lifabet^, „bie Slätter fielen nod^ ba; aber 
fjjric^ l^ier nid^t bon ®lfen. Äomm nur, ic^ bin noc^ gar 
10 nid^t mübe; toir Motten toeiter fud^en. 

aSor i^nen toar ein Heiner SSad^, jenfeit^ lieber ber SBJalb. 

SReinl^arbt l^ob ©lifabetl^ auf feine 3lrme unb trug fte l^inüber. 

9lad^ einer SBeile traten fie oyx^ bem fd^attigen Saube toieber 

in eine toeite 2id^tung ^inau^. ,f§ier ntüffen ©rbbeeren fein," 

15 fagte ba« 3Käbd^en, ,,e« buftet fo fü^." 

©ie gingen fud^enb burd^ ben fonnigen SRaum; aber fte 
fanben feine. „Stein/ fagte SReinl^arbt, „e^ ift nur ber 2)uft 
beS §eibe!rauteg." 

§imbeerbüfd^e unb §ülf enbom ftanben überall burd^einanber ; 

20 ein ftarler ßJerud^ Don §eibe!räutern, toelc^e abtoed^felnb mit 

furjem ®rafe bie freien Stellen beö Soben^ bebedEten, er? 

füllte bie Suft. „§ier ift eö einfam/' fagte ©lifabet^; „h)0 

mögen bie anbem fein?" 

2tn ben SRüdftDeg l^atte Slein^arbt nid^t gebac^t. „SBarte 
25 nur; tüol^er lommt ber SBinb?" fagte er, unb ^ob feine §anb 
in bie ipö^e. 3lber e§ lam fein SBinb. 

„©tili/ fagte ©lifabet^, „mid^ bünft, id^ ^5rte fie fj)red^en. 
Stufe einmal bal^inunter." 

SReinl^arbt rief burd^ bie ^o^le §anb: „Äommt ^ier^er!" — 
30 ,r§ier^er!" rief eä jurüdf. 



144 GERM AN READER. 

,,©ic antworten!'' fagte ©lifabetl^ unb Ilatfd^e in bie 
§änbc. 

„9lein, e^ toar nid^t«, e« toar nur bcr SQäibcrl^all.'' 

eiifabet^ fa^te SRein^arbt« §anb. «3Rir graut!'' fagte fic. 

r,9iein," fagte SReinl^arbt, „baö mu^ e« nid^t. §ier ift e^ 5 
^räd^tig. ©e^' bid^ bort in ben Sd^atten jtoifd^en bie Kräuter. 
£a^ ung eine SBeile au^rul^en; h)ir finben bie anbem fd^on.'' 

ßlifabet^ fe^te fid^ unter eine über^ängenbe 33uc^e unb 
laufd^te aufmerffam nad^ allen ©eiten; Sleinl^arbt fa^ einige 
©d^ritte babon auf einem 33aumftumj)f unb fal^ fc^toeigenb 10 
nad^ i^r l(|inüber. 2)ie ©onne ftanb gerabe über il^nen; e§ 
h)ar glü^enbe 5Kittag«l(|i|e; Heine golbglänjenbe, ftal^Iblaue 
fliegen ftanben flügelfd^toingenb in ber Suft; ringg um jte 
l^er ein feine« ©d^toirren unb ©ummen, unb mand^mal ^örte 
man tief im SBalbe ba« §ämmern ber ©J)ed^te unb ba« 15 
Äreifd^en ber anbem Sffialbböget. 

,,§orc^/' fagte ©lifabet^ „eg läutet." 

„aSo?" fragte Slein^arbt. 

„hinter un«. §örft bu? m ift aJlittag." 

,,2)ann liegt l^inter \xxi^ bie ©tabt; unb iüenn mir in biefer 20 
Slid^tung gerabe burd^gel^en, fo muffen h)ir bie anbem treffen." 

©0 traten fie il^ren StüdEtoeg <KXi\ ba« ßrbbeerenfud^en 
Ratten fie aufgegeben, benn ©lifabet^ toar mübe getoorben. 
ßnblid^ Hang jtüifc^en ben Säumen l^inburd^ ba« Sad^en ber 
©efeUfd^aft; bann fallen fte aud^ ein toei^e« 2^ud^ am S3oben 25 
fd^immem, baö U)ar bie 2^afel, unb barauf ftanben ®rbbeeren 
in §ütte unb ^ütte. I)er alte §err ^atte eine ©erbiette im 
Äno^)flod^ unb l^ielt ben Sangen bie gortfe^ung feiner mora^ 
lifd^en Sieben, tüäl^renb er eifrig (xx\, einem ?3raten ^emm^ 
trand^iertet 30 



JMMENSEE, 145 

„2)a ftnb bie 3Jaci^jügIcr/' riefen bie jungen, aU fie 
5Reinbarbt unb 6lifabet(^ burd^ bie Säume lommen fa^en. 

„§ier^er!" rief ber alte §err, „lüd^er ausgeleert, §üte 
umgefel^rt! 9Jun jeigt her, toaS il^r gefunben l^abt." 
5 ,,§unger unb 35urft!" fagte SRein^arbt. 

„SBenn baS aüeS ift/' ertoiberte ber Sllte unb ^ob il^nen bie 
t)oIIe ©c^üffel entgegen, „fo mü^t \\)x e« aud^ behalten. 3^r 
fennt bie Slbrebe; l^ier toerben feine aKü^iggänger gefüttert." 

Gnblid^ lie^ er ftc^ aber boc^ erbitten, unb nun tDurbe 
10 S'afel gehalten ; baju fcblug bie Droffel <x\\^ ben SBad^boIbers 
büfd^en. 

So ging ber Xag ^in. — 9leinbarbt ^atte aber bocf^ ti\Q^^ 
gefunben; toaren eS leine ßrbbeeren, fo mar eS bod^ ^yxij im 
ffialbe gefbad^fen. 3(Iö er nad^ §aufe gefommen toar, fd^rieb 
15 er in feinen alten ^ergamentbanb: 

$)ier ixxi, ber S8erge§()Qlbc 
SSerftummet ganj ber 3Sinb; 
Die S^J'cigc Rängen nicbcr, 
3)Qruntcr fi^t \iQi^ Ä'inb. 

20 ©ic fift in 2:^i)miane, 

©ic fifl in lauter 3)uft; 
%\t blauen fliegen fummcu 
Unb bli^n bur(S^ bie Suft. 

es ftc^t ber SBalb fo frfimeigenb, 
25 ©ic f^aut fo flug barein; 

Um i^rc braunen Socfen 
Einfließt ber Oonnenfc^ein. 

%tx 5hxcfu(f lacöt Oon fenfe, 
es ge^t mir burc^ ben Sinn; 
30 ©ie ^at bie golbnen klugen 

Der 3BalbeSfönigin. 



146 GERM AN READER, 

©0 toar fic nid^t allem fein Sd^ü^Iing; fte tDar il^m aud^ 
ber Slu^bruc! für atteö Sieblic^e unb SSJunberbare feinet aufs 
gel^enben Sebenö. 

Da ftanb ba« Äinb am 2öege. 

Söei^nad^t^abenb fam ^eran, — @§ hjar noc^ nad^mittagg, 
ate SWeinl^arbt mit anbern ©tubenten im Slat^fetter am alten 5 
®ic^entifd^ jufammenfa^. Sie Sam^^en an ben 3Bänben tüaren 
angejünbet, benn l^ier unten bämmerte e^ fc^on; aber bie 
®äfte lüaren fj)arfam Derfammelt, bie Lettner lehnten mü^ig 
(xxi ben 9Jlauer^)fei(em. ^n einem SBinlel be^ ©en^ölbe^ 
fa^en ein ®eigenfj)ieler, unb ein '^\i\j^xx((Q<^&j^'^ mit feinen 10 
jigeunerl^aften 3ii9^^; fi^ i^atten ifjre ^nftrumente auf bem 
©d^o^ liegen unb fd^ienen teilnal^mlo^ t)or fid^ l^injufel^en. 

2lm ©tubententifd^e fnallte ein 6^am^)agner^)fro^)fen. 
,,S^rin!e, mein bö^mifc^ Siebc^en!" rief ein junger 5Kann Don 
junferl^aftem Slu^em, inbem er ein tooHe^ ©lag ju bem 15 
SKäbd^en t^inübeneid^te. 

„^d^ mag nic^t," fagte fie, ol^ne iljre ©tettung %\x Ders 
änbern. 

„©0 finge!" rief ber ^unfer, unb lüarf ifjr eine ©ilber^ 
münje in ben ©c^o^. 35a§ 3Räbc^en ftrid^ fid^ langfam mit 20 
ben Ringern burd^ il^r fd^h)arjeg §acir, ioäl^renb ber ©eigen- 
f^)ieler \\)x in^ D^r flüfterte; aber fie loarf ben So^)f jurüdf 
unb ftü^te bag Äinn auf i^re '^yX\)VC, „gür ben fj)ier id^ 
nid^t," fagte fie. 

Sleinl^arbt f^jrang mit bem ©lafe in ber §anb auf, unb 25 
ftettte fic^ t)or fie. „5Kag loiaft bu?" fragte fie tro^ig. 

„2)eine 3(ugen feigen." 

,,3Bag ge^en bid^ meine Slugen an?" 



IMMENSER, 1 47 

Slein^arbt \<x\i funfelnb auf fte nieber. „3^ ^^i^ \o^%\, 

fie ftnb falfd^!" — Sic legte i^re aßange in bie flad^e §anb 

unb fa^ i^n lauernb (xxk, SReinl^arbt ^ob fein ©lag an ben 

3Jlunb. ,,2luf beine fd^önen fünbl^aften Slugen!" fagte er, 

5 unb tranl. 

Sie lachte, unb toarf ben Äo))f ^erum. ,,®ieb!'^ fagte 
fie, unb inbem fte il^re fd^tüarjen äugen in bie feinen l^eftete, 
tranl fte langfam ben 9left. SDann griff fie einen Dreülang 
unb fang mit tiefer leibenfd^aftlid^er ©timme: 

lo ^eute, nur ^ute 

Sin \^ fo f(3^ön: 

9Rorgen, ac^ morgen 

9Ku6 alles Dergel^n! 

^^ur biefc «Stunbc 
15 93ift bu nod) mein; 

Sterben, Oi^ fterben 

@oII t(^ aQein. 

SBä^renb ber ®eigenf^)ieler in rafd^em 2^em^)o bag Slad^fjjiel 
einfette, gefeilte fid^ ein neuer 2lnfömmling ju ber ®ruj)^)e. 
20 „%ij h)ollte bid^ abholen, Slein^arbt;" fagte er. „%\x toarft 
fc^on fort; aber baS ß^riftünb h)ar bei bir eingele^rt." 

,,S)a§ ßl^riftf inb ?" fagte SRein^arbt, „ba« lommt nid^t mel^r 
ju mir." 

rr®i tpaS! S5ein ganje« 3^"^^^^^ i^od^ nac^ ^^annenbaum 
25 unb braunen ^\xi)^xi.J* 

SReinl^arbt fe^te ba« ©lag aug feiner §anb unb griff nad^ 
feiner 5Wü|e. 

„aßag h)iaft bu?" fragte bag SKäbd^en. 

,!^&j lomme fd^on toieber." 



148 GERM AN READER, 

©te runjelte bie Stirn. ,,95Ieib* !" rief fte Icife, unb fal^ 
t^n t)ertrauKci^ ^n, 

Sleinl^arbt jögcrtc. „%i) fann nid^t," fagtc er. 

©te ftie^ i^n lad^enb mit ber ^u^f^)i^e. „®e^!'' fagte fte, 
wDu taugft nid^t^; i^r taugt ade mit einanber nid^tg." Uitb 5 
toä^renb fte fid^ abtoanbte, ftieg JReiit^arbt langfam bie Äeffer^ 
trej)^)e hinauf. 

3)rau|en auf ber ©tra^e h)ar e^ tiefe SJämmerung; er 
füllte bie frifd^e SBinterluft ait feitter l^ei^en ©tirtt. §ie 
unb ba fiel ber l^eHe ©d^ein eine§ brennenben 2^annenbaum§ 10 
^\x^ ben ^enftem, bann unb toann l^örte man Don brinnen 
ba« ©eräufd^ t)on Ileinen ^Pfeifen unb 33Iec^tromj)eten unb 
bajlüifd^en jubeinbe . Äinberftimmen. ©d^aren bon 93ettelfin= 
bern gingen Don ^<x\x^ ju §auö, ober ftiegen auf bie 2'rej3= 
J)engelänber unb fud^ten burd^ bie genfter einen S3Ud in bie 15 
berfagte §errlic^feit ju gewinnen. 3Kitunter hjurbe auc^ eine 
%\j\\x J)Iö^lid^ aufgeriffen, unb fd^eltenbe ©timmen trieben 
einen ganjen ©d^toarm fold^er Keinen ®äfte au« bem fetten 
§aufe auf bie bunfle ©äffe l^inau«; anber^too hjurbe auf 
bem §au«flur ein alte« aBeil^nad^t«lieb gefungen; e« toaren 20 
Ilare 5iJläbc^enftimmen barunter. 3lein^arbt ^örte fie nid^t, 
er ging rafd^ an allem Vorüber, (x\x^ einer ©tra^e in bie 
anbere. 311« er an feine SBo^nung gefommen, toar e« faft 
böllig bunfel geloorben; er ftol^)erte bie 2^rej)j)e hinauf unb 
trat in feine ©tube. ©in fü^er 2)uft fd^lug i^m entgegen; 25 
ba« heimelte il^n (xxk, ba« roc^ h)ie ju S^<xyx^ ber 3Kutter 
9S3ei^nad^t«ftube. 3Kit jitternber §anb jünbete er fein Sid^t 
an; ba lag ein mäd^tige« ^afet auf bem 2^ifd^, unb al« er 
e« öffnete, fielen bie lool^lbelannten braunen g^eftlud^en l^erau« ; 
auf einigen toaren bie ä(nfang«buc^ftaben feine« Flamen« in 30 



IMMENSEE, 1 49 

3ucfcr auögeftreut ; bag fonntc nietnanb anber^ aU ßUfabct^ 
get^on l^abcn. 2)ann fam ein ^äcfd^en mit feiner gefticfter 
SBäfc^e jum 3Sorfci^ein, I^üd^er unb SKanfc^etten, jule^t 33riefe 
Don ber 5Kutter unb ®Ufabet^. SRein^arbt öffnete juerft ben 

5 lederen; ©lifabet^ fd^rieb: 

,,Die fc^önen 3ucferbuci^ftaben lönnen 2)ir tool^I erjäl^Ien, 
it)er bei ben Andren mitgeholfen ^at; biefelbe 5Perfon ^at 
bie 3Jlanfc^etten für 2)icl^ gefticft. Sei ung h)irb e« nun 
am SBei^nad^t^abenb fel^r ftiH toerben; meine SKutter ftellt 

10 immer fd^on um l^alb jel^n il^r S^)innrab in bie 6dfe; e^ 
ift gar fo einfam biefen SBinter, tüo 2)u nid^t ^ier bift. 
9Jun ift aud^ borigen ©onntag ber §änfling geftorben, ben 
2)u mir gefc^enft ^atte; id^ ^abe fe^r getDeint, aber id^ 
l^ab' it^n bod^ immer gut getoartet. 2)er fang fonft immer 

15 nachmittags, tt)enn bie ©onne auf fein Sauer fd^ien; ®u 
tDei^t, bie ^Kutter ^ing oft ein 2^ud^ über, um i^n ju 
gefd^toeigen, "votnxi er fo red^t auS Gräften fang. 35a ift 
eS nun nod^ ftiller in ber Kammer, nur ba^ 3)ein alter 
JJreunb 6rid^ unS je^t mitunter befud^t. 3)u fagteft 

2o einmal, er fäfje feinem braunen Überrodf ä^nlid^. S)aran 
mu^ id^ xoxxi immer benfen, loenn er jur Sl^ür l^ereinlommt, 
unb eS ift gar gu lomifd^; fag' eS aber nid^t jur SKutter, 
fie toirb bann leidet berbrie^lid^. — SRat', toaS ic^ 3)einer 
3Rutter ju ffiei^nac^ten f diente! 2)u rätft eS nic^t? 3Kid^ 

25 f eiber! Der ßrid^ jeid^net mid^ in fd^toarjer Äreibe; id^ 
l^abe i^m breimal fi^en muffen, jebeSmal eine ganje 
©tunbe. 6§ fear mir red^t jutoiber, ba^ ber frembe 5D?enfd^ 
mein ©efid^t fo auSloenbig lernte. %i) looHte aud^ nid^t, 
aber bie 5Kutter rebete mir ju; fie fagte, eS tüürbe ber 

30 guten ^rau 2Berner eine gar gro^e g^reube mad^en. 



I 50 GER MAN READER, 

aber SDu ^ältft nid^t aSort, SRcinl^atbt. 2)u ^aft leine 

5Dlärc^en gefd^iät. 3^ %^^ ^'^^ oft bei ©einer 3Wutter 

öerHagt; fie jagt bann immer, S)u l^abeft je^t me^r ju 

t^un, al^ folcf^e Äinbereien. %i) glaub' e^ aber nid^t; e« 

ift ipol^l anber^." 5 

3Jun la« SWein^arbt auc^ ben Srief feiner 9Kutter, unb 

alg er beibe Sriefe gelefen unb langfam n)ieber jufammenge= 

faltet unb Ipeggelegt l^atte, überfiel i^n ein unerbittlid^eg 

§eimn)el^. ßr ging eine '^^\i lang in feinem 3^"^"^^^ ^wf 

unb nieber: er f^)rad^ (eife unb bann l^albberftänblic^ ju fid^ lo 

felbft : 

@r toore faft uerirret 

Unb lüufete nid)t l^inau^5; 

S)a ftanb ^iOi^ ^Inb am Söcgc 

II nb ipinfte t§m nac^ §au§. 15 

©ann trat er an fein $ult, nal^m einiget ®elb l^erau§, unb 
ging lüieber auf bie ©tra^e ^inab. — §{er h)ar e^ mittler^ 
ipeile ftiller getoorben; bie SBei^nad^t^bäume toaren auöge^ 
brannt, bie Umjüge ber Äinber l^atten aufgel^ört. I)er SBinb 
fegte burd^ bie einf amen ©trajsen ; Sllte unb S^nge f a^en in 20 
il^ren Käufern familientoeife jufammen; ber glüeite 2tbfd^nitt 
be^ SBeil^nad^t^abenb^ f^atte begonnen. — 

2II0 Slein^arbt in bie 9lä^e be^ Slat^Ieller^ fam, ^örte er 
aug ber 2^iefe l^erauö ©eigenftrid^ unb ben ©efang be§ 
3itl^ermäbd^eng; nun Ilingelte wnitn bie Äellertl^ür, unb eine 25 
bunfle ©eftalt fd^lpanlte bie breite, matt erleud^tete 2^re^)j)e 
l^erauf. Slein^arbt trat in ben §äuferfd^atten unb ging bann 
rafd^ t)orüber. - 9tad^ einer SBeile erreid^te er ben erleud^teten 
gaben eine§ ^utüelier^; unb nad^bem er ^ier ein fleine^ 
Kreuj mit roten ÄoraHen eingel^anbelt l^atte, ging er auf 30 
bemfelben SBege, ben er gefommen h)ar, toieber jurüdf. 



IMMEN SEE, I 5 I 

9lic^t tüeit toon feiner 3Bol^nung bemerfte er ein Heine«, in 
Iläglic^e £um^)en gel^üttte« 5Käbci^en an einer l^o^en §au«t^ür 
ftel^en, in öergeblid^er Semül^ung, fie ju öffnen. ,,SoII xij 
bir l^elfen?" fagte er. 35a« Äinb ertüiberte nid^t«, lie^ aber 

5 bie fc^toere 2^^ürflinle fal^ren. Sleinl^arbt l^atte fd^on bie 
%\j\xt geöffnet. „9iein/' fagte er, „fie fönnten bid^ ^inau«= 
jagen; lomm mit mir! id^ h)itt bir 2öeil^nad^t«fuc^en <^%htxij' 
2)ann mad^te er bie %\jvx^ tüieber ju unb fa^te ba« Heine 
SKäbd^en an ber §anb, ba« ftittfd^hjeigenb mit i^m in feine 

lo aBol^nung ging. 

6r l^atte ba« Sid^t beim SBeggel^en brennen laffen. „§ier 
l^aft bu ^yxij^w," fagte er, unb gab i^r bie ^oX\it feine« 
ganjen ©c^a^e« in i^re Sc^ürje, nur feine mit ben "^yxivi- 
bud^ftaben. ,^yxx[, ge^ nad^ §aufe unb gieb beiner SWutter 

15 auc^ bat)on.'' 2)a« Äinb fal^ mit einem fd^euen S3lirf ju i^m 
l^inauf; e« fc^ien fold^er ^reunblid^feit ungehjol^nt unb nic^t« 
barauf ertoibern ju lönnen. 3teinl^arbt mad^te bie Il^üre 
auf unb leuchtete il^r, unb nun flog bie kleine h)ie ein 
aSogel mit i^rem ^ud^en bie Xre^j^je ^inab unb ^um §aufe 

2o l^inau«. 

Sleinl^arbt fc^ürte ba« g^euer in feinem Dfen an unb ftettte 
ba« beftaubte 2^intenfa^ auf feinen Jifd^; bann fe^te er fid^ 
l^in unb fd^rieb, unb fd^rieb bie ganje 5lad^t Sriefe o^v. feine 
aKutter, an ßlifabetl^. 5Der Seft ber 3Beif)nad^t«fuc^en lag 

25 unberül^rt neben il^m; aber bie SWanfd^etten t)on ßlifabet^ 
^atte er angefniH)ft, h)a« ftd^ gar hjunberlid^ ju feinem toei^en 
^lau«rod au«nal^m. ®o fa^ er nod^, al« bie SBinterfonne 
auf bie gefrorenen ^enfterfc^eiben fiel unb il^m gegenüber im 
S^)iegel ein blaffe«, ernfte« 9tntli§ geigte. 



152 GERMAN READER. 

3)al^eim. 

Site e« Dftern getoorben toar, reifte SReinl^arbt in bie §eis 
mat. 31m 5Wor0en nad^ feiner 2lnfunft ging er ju (Slifabet^. 
„2Bi^ Ö^^o& ^w getoorben bift/' fagte er, al« ba« fd^öne, 
fc^mäc^tige ^Räbc^en i^m löc^elnb entgegenlam. @ie errötete, 
aber fie ertoiberte nic^t^g ; i^re §anb, bie er beim SBiUfommen 5 
in bie feine genommen, fud^te fte il^m fanft ju entjie^en. 6r 
fa^ fie jiDeifelnb OiXi, ba^ l^atte fie früher nid^t get^an; nun 
h)ar e^, aU trete ettoa^ ^rembe^ jtoifc^en fie. — 2)a^ blieb 
aud^, al§ er fd^on länger bagetoefen, unb alg er 2'ag für 
3^ag immer toiebergelommen toar. 2öenn fie aHein jufam= 10 
menfa^en, entftanben Raufen, bie i^m ))einlic^ toaren unb 
benen er bann ängftlid^ guborjufommen fud^te. Um toä^renb 
ber ^erienjeit eine beftimmte Unterl^altung gu l^aben, fing er 
(xw., ßlifabet^ in ber Sotanil ju unterrichten, toomit er ftd^ 
in ben erften 5Konaten feinet Uniöerfität^Iebeng angelegentlid^ 15 
befd^äftigt l^atte. ßlifabeti^, bie il^m in allem ju folgen ge= 
tool^nt unb überbieg lel^rl^aft toar, ging bereitwillig barauf 
ein. 9lun tourben mel^rere 9Rale in ber 2Boc^e (Sjfurftonen 
ing g^elb ober in bie Reiben gemad^t; unb Ratten fie bann 
mittag^ bie grüne S3otanifier!a^)fel boH Äraut unb 33lumen 20 
nad^ §aufe gebrad^t, fo fam SReinl^arbt einige ©tunben f|)äter 
toieber, um mit ®lifabet^ ben gemeinfd^aftlid^en ^unb ju teilen. 

3n folc^er Slbftd^t trat er eine« Slac^mittag« in« 3^"^'"^'^/ ^^ 
ßlifabeti^ am g^enfter ftanb, unb ein öergolbete« 3Sogelbauer, 
ba§ er fonft bort nid^t gefeiten, mit frifd^em §ül^nerfd^toarm be= 25 
ftedfte. %x(i Sauer fa^ ein Äanarienbogel, ber mit ben klügeln 
fd^lug unb freifd^enb nac^ (glifabet^g S^inger ^)idfte. ©onft l^atte 
SReini^arbt« 3Sogel ^xs, biefer ©teile gegangen. ,,§at mein armer 



IMMEN SEE, 1 5 3 

Hänfling fic^ nad^ feinem 2^obe in einen ©olbfinfen bertoans 
belt?" fragte er Reiter. 

„^oA Jjflegen bie Hänflinge nic^t", fagte bie SRutter, tveld^e 
f^jinnenb im Sei^nftui^I fa^. „^^r ^reunb ßrid^ \j<xi i^n l^eut* 
5 mittag für ßlifabeti^ üon feinem §ofe l^ereingefd^iit." 

,,3Son toelc^em §ofe?" 

„%<x% h)iffen Sie nid^t?" 

,3a« benn?" 

,,3)a^ ©rid^ feit einem 5!Ronat ben gleiten §of feine« SSater« 
lo am S^menfee angetreten l^at?" 

„3lber ©ie )!jobv^ mir fein SBort babon gefagt." 

«®i/' fagte bie ?IKutter, „©ie l^aben fid^ aud^ nod^ mit feinem 
3Borte nad^ "^xvcci. ^reunbe erfunbigt. @r ift ein gar lieber, 
toerftänbiger junger ?!Rann." 
15 3)ie 5Kutter ging l^inau«, um ben Kaffee ju beforgen ; ®Iifa= 
betl^ l^atte Sleinl^arbt ben Wiitx\, jugetoanbt unb toar nod^ mit 
bem 33au i^rer fleinen %Qxlh^ befd^äftigt. „Sitte, nur ein fleine« 
Säeild^en," fagte fte; „gleid^ bin ic^ fertig." — %<x SReinl^arbt 
tüiber feine ©eiDo^nl^eit nic^t antwortete, fo lüanbte fie fid^ um. 
2o 3n feinen 3lugen lag ein J)lö$lid^er 3lu«brudf bon Kummer, ben 
fie nie barin geiDaf^rt ^oXU, w2Ba« fe^It bir, Jlein^arbt ?" fragte 
fie, inbem fie nal^e ju i^m trat. 

„?!Kir ?'' fagte er gebanfenio« unb lie^ feine 2lugen träumerifd^ 
in ben if^ren rul^en, 
25 „2)u ftel^ft fo traurig au«." 

„glifabetl^,'' fagte er, ,,id^ fannben gelben 3SogeI nic^t leiben." 

Sie fa^ i^n ftaunenb an, fie berftanb i^n nid^t. „2)u bift fo 
fonberbar,'' fagte fte. 

6r nal^m i^re beiben §änbe, bie fie ru^ig in ben feinen lie^. 
30 93alb trat bie 3Kutter toieber herein. 



154 GEKMAN READER, 

5Racl^ bcm Äaffec fe^te biefe jtd^ (xxi i^r ®j)tnnrab ; SRetnl^arbt 
unb ßUfabet^ Bingen ing 9lcbcn}immer, um i^rc ^flanjen ju 
orbnen. 3?un tourbcn ©taubfäben gejäl^It, 93Iätter unb Slütcn 
f orgf ältig ausgebreitet, unb üon jeber Slrt jtoei @jem^)Iare jum 
2^ro4nen jtüifd^en bie Slätter eine« großen Folianten gelegt. 6« 5 
tüar fonnige 5Jaci^mittagSftitte ; nur xitht^oca f d^nurrte ber SKutter 
©J)innrab unb bon 3^i^ Ju 3^it h>urbe SRein^arbtS gebäm^)fte 
©timme gehört, \o^xv^ er bie Drbnungen ber klaffen ber ^flanjen 
nannte ober ©lifabet^S ungefc^icfte 3(uSfj)racl^e ber lateinifd^en 
5Romen forrigierte. 10 

„33ttr fel^lt noc^ üon neulid^ bie 5Kaiblume/' fagte fie je^t, als 
ber ganje ^unb beftimmt unb georbnet toar. 

SHein^arbt jog einen fleinen toei^en ^ergamentbanb auS ber 
2:afcl^e. r,§ier ift ein 5Kaiblumenftengel für bid^/ fagte er, in^ 
bem er bie ^albgetroinete ^flanje l^erauSnal^m. 15 

2llS ßlifabetfi bie befd^riebenen Slätter fal^, fragte fie : „§aft 
bu toieber 5Wärd^en gebid^tet?" 

„6S ftnb feine 3Rärd^en," antioortete er unb reid^te il^r baS 
«ud^. 

6S iraren lauter SSerfe, bie meiften füllten l^öd^ftenS eine ao 
©eite. ©lifabetl^ iüanbte ein Slatt nad^ bem anbern um ; fie 
fd^ien nur bie Überfd^riften ju lefen. „3llS fie toom ©c^ulmeifter 
gefd^olten lt)ar." r,3llS fie fidj^ im SBalbe toerirrt l^atten." 
w5Wit bem Dftermärd^en." „SllS fie mir jum erftenmal ges 
fd^rieben f^atte;" in ber 2Beife lauteten faft alle. Sleinl^arbt 25 
blidfte forfd^enb ju i^r l^in, unb inbem fie immer toeiter blätterte, 
fal^ er, lt)ie jule^t auf il^rem f laren Slntli^ ein jarteS Sot l^eröor- 
brad^ unb eS aHmäl^lid^ gan^ überjog. @r lüoUte i^re Slugen 
fe^en; aber (glifabetl^ fa^ nid^t auf, unb legte baS 93ud^ am 
@nbe fc^tüeigenb bor il^n l^in. 30 



lAfMENSEE. I 5 5 

w®ieb mir c^ nic^t fo jurüd!" fagte er. 
©ie nal^m ein braune« Sei« au« ber Stec^fa^)feL ,^3^ ^i^ 
bein 2ieblin9«fraut l^ineinlegen/ fagte fte, unb ^ah il^m ba« 

8uc^ in feine §änbe. 

5 (Snblic^ fam ber le^te lag ber gerienjeit unb ber ^Borgen ber 
Stbreife. 3(uf i^re Sitte erl^ielt Glifabet^ üon ber aJlutter bie 
ßrlaubni«, i^ren g^eunb an ben ^^oftiüagen %w begleiten, ber 
einige Strafen Don i^rer 3Bol^nung feine Station l^atte. 911« 
fie bor bie §au«tbür traten, gab Steinl^arbt ibr ben 3lnn ; fo 
lo ging er fc^toeigenb nthtn bem fc^lanfen 3Käbci^en l^er. 3e nä^er 
fte il^rem ^kU famen, befto mel^r toar e« i^m, er l^abe i^r, el^e 
er auf fo lange Slbfd^ieb nel^me, ettoa« DJottoenbige« mitjus 
teilen, ettoa«, tooöon aller 2Bert unb alle Sieblic^feit feine« fünf= 
tigen ^th^n^ abhänge, unb bodj^ fonnte er fid^ be« erlöfenben 
15 SBorte« nid^t betonet loerben. S)a« ängftigte if^n ; er ging im= 
mer langfamer. 

,r3)u lommft ju fi)ät," fagte fie, „e« f^at fc^on je^n gefd^lagen 
auf St. SWarien.^' 
6r ging aber barum nid;t fd^netter. ßnblidj^ fagte er ftam^ 
2o melnb : „6Iifabetf|, bu toirft mid^ nun in jtoei ^a^ren gar nid^t 

feigen toirft bu ntid^ Xooiji nod^ ^^tn fo lieb ifobtxi toie je^t, 

lüenn id^ loieber ba bin?" 

Sie nidfte, unb faf| i^m freunblid^ in« ©efidj^t — „3^^ ^^^^ "^^^ 
auc^ ijerteibigt;'' fagte fte nad^ einer ^aufe. 
25 „3Jlid^? (Segen toen ^t^f* ^w «^ nötig?" 

„(Segen meine 5Kutter. 2Bir f^)rad^en geftern Stbenb, al« bu 
Weggegangen toarft, nod^ lange über bic^. Sie meinte, bu feieft 
nic^t mel^r fo gut, toie bu getoefen." 

Sleinl^arbt fd^toieg einen Stugenblicf ; bann aber nal^m er il^re 
30 §anb in bie feine, unb inbem er i^r ernft in i^re Äinberaugen 



IS6 GERM AN READER, 

blidte, fagtc er : „3^ ^^"^ "^^^ ^^^^ \^ 9wt, h)ic td^ getocfen bin ; 
glaube bu baö nur feft. ©laubft bu eö, ßlifabet^?" 

»S^/'' f^9^^ fi^- 61^ li^fe i^'^^ §önb loö unb ging rafc^ mit i^r 
burc^ bte le^te ©tra^e. 3e nä^er i^m ber Slbfc^ieb lam, befto 
freubiger lt)ar fein ©efid^t; er ging i^r faft ju fc^neH. 5 

rrSBag l^aft bu, Slein^arbt?" fragte fte. 

r,3cl^ l^abe ein ©e^eimni^, ein fd^öne« !'' fagte er, unb fa^ fie 
mit leud^tenben 3lugen an. „SBenn id^ v,<xi) jtoei ^I^^^I^ten lt)ieber 
ba bin, bann foHft bu e^ erfaf^ren.'' 

SKittleriüeile Ratten fie ben ^ofttoagen erreicht; c« toar noc^ 10 
^zx< '^txi genug. 9lod5> einmal na^m Steinl^arbt il^re §anb. 
„Seb^too^l!" fagte er, „leb» too^I, glifabet^! 3Sergi^egnid^t!" 

©ie fc^üttelte mit bem Äoj)f. ,,2eb' tüo^l!" fagte fie. 
SReinl^arbt ftieg hinein, unb bie ^ferbe jogen an. Sil« ber 
SBagen um bie ©tra^enedfe rollte, fal^ er nod^ einmal i^re 15 
liebe ©eftalt, tDie fie langfam ben 3öeg jurüdfging. 

©in Srief. 

g^aft jtüei %o^\jX^ nad^f^er fa^ SReinl^arbt toor feiner 2am^)e 
jh)ifd^en Suchern unb papieren in ©rtoartung eine^ g^reunbeg, 
mit tüeld^em er gemeinfd^aftlid^e ©tubien übte. '^QiX\. !am 
bie 2:rej3})e l^erauf. „§erein!" — ©^ h)ar bie 9Birtin. „ßin 20 
Srief für ©ie, §err aSemer!" ^^x^xk entfernte fte ftd^ tDieber. 

Jteinl^arbt \j<x\Xt feit feinem Sefud^ in ber §eimat nid^t an 

©lifabetl^ gefd^rieben unb öon il^r feinen 33rief mel^r ermatten. 

Slud^ biefer toar nid^t Don i^r; eg loar bie ipanb feiner SWut^ 

ter. 3leinl^arbt brad^ unb lag, unb balb lag er g^olgenbeg : 25 

„%xi ©einem Sllter, mein lieber Äinb, ^t nod^ faft jebeg 

Sal^r fein eigene^ ©efid^t, benn bie ^wgenb lä^t fid^ nid^t 

örmer x((^i)^xi, §ier ift audj^ manc^eg anberg geloorben, ix>ae 



IMMEN SEE, 1 5 7 

3)ir too^I erftan toel^ tl^un toirb, toenn id^ 3)i(i^ fonft red^t 
berftanbcn l^abc. ßrid^ l^at jid^ ^t^tva enblid^ ba^ S^^ort 
t)on ßlifabct^ gel^olt, nad^betn er in bcm legten 3SierteIj|al^r 
jtüetmal öcrgeben^ angefragt \jQMt. ©ie ^at fid^ immer nid^t 
5 baju entfd^ liefen lönnen; nun l^at fie ed enblid^ bod^ get^an; 
jie ift aud^ noc^ gar ju jung. 2)ie §od^jeit toirb balb fein, 
unb bie ^Rutter tüirb bann mit i^nen fortgel^en.'' 

Smmenfee. 

aOäieberum toaren ^okjXt Vorüber. — aiuf einem abtoärt« 
fü^renben fc^attigen SBalbiDege toanberte ox^. einem toarmen 

lo g^rü^ling^nad^mittage ein junger 3Kann mit fräftigem, ge^ 
bräuntem 9lntli^. ^JRit feinen emften bunleln äugen fal^ er 
gef})annt in bie g^eme, aU ertoarte er enblid^ eine 3Seränberung 
be^ einförmigen SBegeg, bie jebod^ immer nid^t eintreten 
iDottte. ©nblid^ lam ein Äarrenful^rtüerf langfam toon unten 

15 herauf. „^^^<x\ guter ^reunbl" rief ber SBanberer bem 
nebengel^enben Sauer ju, „ge^t'^ l^ier rec^t nad^ 3"^menfee?" 
,,3i"wer gerab' au^," anttoortete ber 3Rann, unb rüdfte ^x^> 
feinem Slunbl^ute. 
„§at^« benn nod^ toeit ba^in?" 

20 ,,3)er §err ift bid^t baöor. Seine ^albe ^feif 2:obaf, fo 
l^aben*g ben See; ba^ iperrenl^auö liegt l^art baran." 

Der 93auer fu^r vorüber; ber anbere ging eiliger unter ben 
Säumen entlang. 9lac^ einer 3SierteIftunbe l^örte il^m jur 
Sinfen !t)Iö^lic^ ber ^ijoXi^xi auf; ber 2öeg fixierte <xxi einen 

25 Slb^ang, au^ bem bie ©ijjfel l^unbertjäl^riger ßid^en nur !aum 
l^eröorragten. Über fie l^intoeg öffnete ftd^ eine toeite, fon= 
nige Sanbfd^aft. 3:ief unten lag ber ©ee, ruf^ig, bunfelbfau, 
faft ringsum bon grünen, fonnenbefd^ienenen SBälbern ums 



158 GERMAN READER. 

%thvci\ nur QXi einer SteQe traten fte au^einanber unb ge^ 
toä^rten eine tiefe J^mfic^t, bi^ auc^ biefe burc^ blaue Serge 
gefc^Ioffen tüurbe. Duer gegenüber^ mitten in bem gränen 
2aub ber Söälber, lag e« toie ©(^nee barüber^er; ba^ 
tüaren blül^enbe Dbftbäume, unb barau^ l^eröor auf bem l^ol^en 5 
Ufer erl^ob fi(^ ba§ §errenl^au«, h)ei^ mit roten 3i^0^I'i- 
Gin ©tor(^ flog Dom ©(^ornftein auf unb Ireifte langfam 
über bem 3Baffer. — „3"^menfee!" rief ber SBanberer. ßö 
toar faft, alö l^ötte er je^t ba^ '^\A feiner Steife erreicht, benn 
er ftanb unbeiDeglid^, unb fal^ über bie ®ij)fel ber Säume ^u 10 
feinen gü^en l^inüber an^ anbere Ufer, too ba^ Sj)iegelbilb 
be^ iperreni^aufeö leife fc^aufelnb auf bem SBaffer fc^toamm. 
2)ann fe^te er >)Iö^li(^ feinen 2Beg fort. 

6ö ging je^t faft fteil ben 93erg l^inab, foba^ bie unten- 
fte^enben Säume toieber ©chatten getoäl^rten, jugleic^ aber bie 15 
Slu^ftc^t auf ben ©ee üerbeiten, ber nur jutoeilen jtoifd^en 
ben Süden ber 3*^^i9^ I^inburd^bli^te. Salb ging eö toieber 
fanft em^)or, unb nun Derfd^toanb red^t^ unb lin!^ bie ^oljung; 
ftatt beffen ftrecften fid^ bid^tbelaubte ffiein^ügel am 9Bege 
entlang; ju beiben ©eiten beöfelben ftanben blü^enbe Dbfts 20 
bäume boH fummenber h)ül^lenber Sienen. Gin ftattlid^er 
"^QCMi in braunem Überrod fam bem SBanberer entgegen» 
Sllö er i^n faft erreid^t f^atte, fc^toenfte er feine 3Rü^e unb 
rief mit ^eUcr ©timme: ,,2öiIl!ommen, h)illIommen, Sruber 
Steinf^arbt! SBiUfommen auf @ut gmmenfce!" 25 

,,©ott grü^* bid^, Grid^, unb 3)anl für bein aßittfommen!'' 
rief i^m ber anbere entgegen. 

®ann toaren fie ju einanber gelommen unb reid^ten fic^ bie 
§änbe. „Sift bu e« benn aber aud^?" fagte Grid^, al^ er fo 
nal^e in ba^ ernfte ©efid^t feinet alten ©d^ulfameraben fa^. 30 



IMMENSEE, 159 

„gteilid^ bin ic^'ö, ßrid^, unb bu bift cö aud^; nur fie^ft bu 

faft nod^ l^eitcrer au^, aU bu fc^on fonft immer getl^an l^aft." 

@in frol^c« 2äc^cln machte grid^^ einfädle 3^0^ bei biefen 

aßorten nod^ um toielc« Weiterer. f,%<y., Sruber SRein^arbt," 

5 fagtc er, biefem nod^ einmal feine §anb reid^enb, „id^ l^abe 
aber aud^ feitbem ba^ gro^e 2o« gejogen; bu toei^t e« ja." 
^QXiXi rieb er ftd^ bie ipänbe unb rief Dergnügt: „2)a« tDirb 
eine Überrafc^ung ! 2)en erwartet fte nid^t, in ade ßtoigfeit 
nid^t !'' 

10 „@ine Uberraf c^ung ?'' fragte Sleinl^arbt. r^Jür h)en benn?" 
,,gür eiifabet^.^' 

„@lifabetl^! 2)u I^aft it^r nic^t Don meinem Sefuc^ gefügt?" 

«Äein SBort, ©ruber Sleinf^arbt; fie benft nid;t QiX\. bic^, bie 

SJlutter auc^ nic^t. S4> '^^'^* ^^^ 0<*"ä i" geheim ijer^ 

15 fd^rieben, bamit bie greube befto größer fei. 2)u toei^t, id^ 
l^atte immer fo meine füllen ^länd^en." 

Sleinl^arbt ivurbe nac^benflic^; ber 2ltem fd^ien i^m fd^lt)er 
ju toerben, je nä^er fie bem §ofe lamen. 2tn ber linfen 
©eite be^ SBege^ l^örten nun aud^ bie Steingärten auf unb 

20 mad^ten einem iveitläufigen Äüd^engarten ^la^, ber fid) biö 
faft an ba^ Ufer beö ©ee^ l^inabjog. 2)er ©tord^ \jQXi^ firf; 
mittlertpeile niebergelaffen unb fj)ajierte graöitätifc^ jlt)ifd^en 
ben ©emüfebeeten uml^er. „§oIIa!'' rief 6ric^, in bie ipänbe 
Ilatfd^enb, »rftief^It mir ber l^oc^beinige ^g^))ter fd^on lt)ieber 

25 meine furjen ßrbfenftangen !" 3)er 3SogeI erl^ob fic^ langfam 
unb flog auf bag 2)ad^ eine^ neuen ©ebäubeö, ba^ am 6nbe 
be^ Äüd^engarteng lag unb beffen 3Jlauern mit aufgebunbenen 
^Pfirftd^s unb 9l^)riIofenbäumen überjtoeigt toaren. „2)a§ ift 
bie ©^)ritfabrif/' fagte ßrid^; „id^ \)okt fie erft l)or jloei 

30 3^'^^^'^ angelegt. 2)ie ffiirtfd^aftögebäube l^at mein feiiger 



l6o GERM AN READER. 

SSatcr m\x auffegen laffcn; ba^ SBäof^n^auö ift fd^on öon 
meinem ©ro^üater gebaut toorben. ©o fommt man immer 
ein bi^c^en h)eiter. 

©ie lt)aren bei biefen SEBorten auf einen geräumigen %\<x\ 
gefommen, ber an ben ©eiten burc^ bie länblid^en SBirtfd^aftgs 5 
gebäube, im §intergrunbe burd^ ba§ §errenl^aug begrenjt tourbe, 
an beffen beibe glügel fic^ eine f^o^e ©artenmauer anfd^Io^ ; 
l^inter biefer fa^ man bie 3wge bunfler 2^ajugtoänbe unb f^in 
unb h)ieber liefen ©^ringenbäume il^re blül^enben 3^^i9^ i'^ 
ben iQofraum l^inunterl^ängen. 3Ränner mit fonnen= unb ar= 10 
beit^l^ei^en ©eftc^tem gingen über ben ^la^ unb grüßten bie 
g^reunbe, toäl^renb ßrid^ bem einen ober bem anbern einen 
Sluftrag ober eine ^rage über i^r 2^agetoerf entgegenrief. — 
35ann l^atten fie ba« §au« erreid^t. @in l^oi^er, fül^ler ^au^s 
flur nal^m fie auf, an beffen ®nbe fie linfe in einen ti\OQ^^ 15 
bunlleren ©eitengang einbogen. §ier öffnete 6rid^ eine 2^l^ür, 
unb fie traten in einen geräumigen ©artenfaal, ber burd^ ba^ 
Saubgebränge, iDelc^eg bie gegenüberliegenben g^enfter bebedfte, 
ju beiben ©eiten mit grüner 2)ämmerung erfüllt h)ar; jh)ifd^en 
biefen aber liefen jh)ei f^ol^e, loeit geöffnete glügeltl^üren ben 20 
öotten ©lanj ber g^rü^Ungöfonne f^ereinfaUen, unb geiüäl^rten 
bie 3luöfic^t in einen ©arten mit gejirlelten Blumenbeeten 
unb l^ol^en fteilen Saubtoänben, geteilt burc^ einen geraben, 
breiten ©ang, burd^ toeld^en man auf ben ©ee unb toeiter 
auf bie gegenüberliegenben SBätber f^inau^fal^. Stlö bie 25 
g^reunbe l^ineintraten, trug bie 3wgluft il^nen einen ©trom 
bon ^uft entgegen. 

Sluf einer 2^erraffe Dor ber ©artentl^ür fa^ eine toei^e, 
mäbc^en^afte ^rauengeftalt. ©ie ftanb auf unb ging ben 
©ntretenben entgegen; auf l^albem SBege blieb fte h)ie ans 30 



IMMENSEE, l6l 

getourjclt fteJ^en unb [tarrtc bcn grembcn unbctoeglid^ oxi. 
Cr ftrcdte il^r läd^clnb bie §onb entgegen. „Slein^arbt ! " rief 
fie, „SRein^arbt ! 5Jlein @ott, bu bift eö ! — SBir ^aben un« 
lange nic^t gefe^en." 

5 ,,£ange nid^t/' fagte er, unb lonnte nid^t« toeiter fagen; 
benn al« er i^re ©tintme ^örte, ftil^Ite er einen feinen förj)er= 
liefen Sd^merj am §erjen, unb toie er ju il^r aufblirfte, ftanb 
fie bor i^m, biefelbe leidste järtlid^e ©eftalt, ber er öor 
3al^ren in feiner Saterftabt Sebetoo^l gefagt ^atte. 

lo (Srid^ toar mit freubeftral^Ienbem 2(ntli| an ber %\jvx ju« 
rücf geblieben. ,,5Run, eiifabet^?" fagte er; „gelt! ben ^ätteft 
bu nid^t erlt)artet, ben in alle ®n)igleit nic^t!'' 

ßlifabet^ fa^ il^n mit fc^toefterlic^en Slugen an. „I)u bift 
fo gut, 6rid^!" fagte fte. 

15 6r nal^m i^re fd^mate §anb liebfofenb in bie feinen. „Unb 
nun toir i^n ^ben/' fagte er, „nun laffen h)ir i^n fobalb 
nid^t h)ieber lo«. ®r ift fo lange brausen getoefen; h)ir 
tootten i^n toieber f^eimifd^ mad^en. Sd^au* nur, toie fremb 
unb bornel^m au^fel^enb er iDorben ift. 

ao ein fd^euer Slidf eiifabet^« ftreifte SRein^arbt^ 3lntti^. M 
ift nur bie 3^^^/ i^i^ *^i^ ^i^* beifammen toaren,'' fagte er. 

gn biefem Slugenblidf fam bie 3Rutter, mit einem ©d^lüfl[el= 
förbc^en am 3lrm, jur 2^l^üre herein. „§err SQSerner!" fagte 
fie, al^ fte SReinl^arbt erblidfte; „ei, ein ^h^'^ fo lieber als 

25 unerwarteter ®aft." — Unb Xi\xxi ging bie Unterl^altung in 
fjragen unb Slntioorten i^ren t^tx[,txi %vXi, Sie 3^rauen festen 
fid^ ju i^rer 3lrbeit, unb loäl^renb Sleinl^arbt bie für il^n 
bereiteten erfrifd^ungen geno^, l^atte ©rid^ feinen foliben 
5Keerfc^aumIo^f angebrannt, unb fa^ bamj)fenb unb bi^fu^ 

30 tiercnb an feiner Seite. 



102 GERM AN READER, 

3(m anbern i^age tnu^te Slein^arbt mit il^m f^tnau«; auf 
bie Scfer, in bie aBcinberge, in ben §oJ)fengarten, in bic 
©j)ritf abrif . e<§ h)ar atteö h)o^l beftellt ; bie ^^wU, toelc^c 
auf bem gelbe unb bei ben Äeffeln arbeiteten, Ratten aHe ein 
gefunbe^ unb jufriebeneö 3(u§fel^en. 3^ ^iWittag fam bie 5 
3^amilie im ©artenfaal jufammen, unb ber Stag tüurbe bann, 
je nad^ ber 3Ku^e ber 3Birte, mel^r ober minber gemeinfcl^aft= 
lid^ Deriebt. 3lur bie Stunben öor bem Slbenbeffen, h)ie bie 
erften be^ SSormittagö, blieb Slein^arbt arbeitenb auf feinem 
3immer. Gr l^atte feit S^^^^"/ h)0 er beren I^ab^aft Serben 10 
f onnte, bie im Solle (ebenben Sleime unb 2ieber gefammelt, 
unb ging nun baran, feinen Sc^a^ gu orbnen unb too möglid^ 
mit neuen Slufjeid^nungen (x\x^ ber Umgegenb ju toermel^ren. 
— ©lifabet^ ioar }u allen 3^iten fanft imb freunblid^ ; ßrid^ö 
immer gleid^bleibenbe 3lufmerlfamfeit na^m fie mit einer faft 15 
bemütigen 2)anfbarfeit auf, unb Sleinl^arbt badete mitunter, 
ba§ {^eitere Äinb toon ef^ebem l^abe tool^l eine ioeniger ftitte 
g^rau i)erf!()roci^en. 

©eit bem jioeiten 3:age feinet §ierfeing >)flegte er abenb« 
einen ©:()ajiergang o>x\, ben Ufern beö (2ee§ ju machen. 2)er 20 
SBeg fül^rte f^art unter bem ©arten Vorbei. 2lm ßnbe be^fels 
ben, auf einer borf^)ringenben Saftei, ftanb eine 33anf unter 
l^ol^en Sirfen; bie SKutter l^atte fie bie älbenbbanf getauft, 
\x>^\\ ber %\<x% gegen Slbenb lag, unb be^ Sonnenuntergang^ 
l^alber um biefe '^6X am meiften benu^t tourbe. — SSon einem 25 
©^jajiergange auf biefem $!Bege lehrte Slein^arbt eine^ 3lbenbg 
jurüd, al§ er i)om Siegen überrafd^t h)urbe. 6r fud^te ^ij\x% 
unter einer am SQSaffer ftel^enben Sinbe; aber bie fd^toeren 
3:ro^)fen fd^lugen balb burd^ bie Slätter. ®urc^nä^t, toie er 
loar, ergab er fid^ barein unb fe^te langfam feinen 9lüd!h)eg 30 



IMMENSEE, 1 63 

fort. ©^ iüar faft bunicl; ber Siegen fiel immer bid^ter. 
3tl§ er fi(^ ber 2lbenbbanf näherte, glaubte er jtoifc^en ben 
fd^immernben 33ir!enftämmen eine toei^e g^rauengeftalt ju yxx\,' 
terfd^eiben. Sie ftanb unbetoeglid^ unb, tüie er beim 9lä^er= 

5 fommen ju erfennen meinte, ju il^m l^ingeh)anbt, alö toenn 
fie jemanben erwarte. @r glaubte, e« fei ßlifabetl^. Site er 
aber raf(^er jufc^ritt, um fie ju erreid^en unb bann mit i^r 
jufammen burc^ ben ©arten in^ §au^ jurüdfjulef^ren, toanbte 
fte fid^ langfam ab unb toerfd^toanb in ben bunleln ©eitens 

10 gangen. 6r lonnte baö nid^t reimen ; er toar aber faft jornig 
auf ©lifabetl^, unb bennod^ jhjeifelte er, ob fie e^ getoefen 
fei; aber er fd^eute fidj^, fie barnad^ ju fragen; ja, er ging 
bei feiner SRüdffel^r nid^t in ben ©artenfaal, nur um ©lifabetl^ 
nid^t ettoa burd^ bie ©artentf^ür l^ereintreten ju fe^en. 

5!Keine 3Kutter \)(xV^ getoollt. 

15 ßinige 2^age nad^l^er, e^ ging fd^on gegen 3lbenb, fa^ bie 

^amilie, toie geioöl^nlid^ um biefe 3^it i"^ ©artenfaal jus 

fammen. 2)ie 3:l^üren ftanben offen; bie ©onne loar fd^on 

l^inter ben SBälbern jenfeitg be^ ®ee§. 

Sleinl^arbt tourbe um bie 3Ritteilung einiger 3Soltelieber ge^ 

20 beten, toeld^e er am Slad^mittage bon einem auf bem Sanbe 
lool^nenben greunbe gefd^idft befommen l^atte. 6r ging auf 
fein 3i"^"^^^/ wnb !am gteid^ barauf mit einer ^a^)ierrolle 
jurüd, toeld^e au^ einjelnen fauber gefd^riebenen Slättern ju 
beftel^en fd^ien. 

25 5Kan fe^te fid^ q>x\. ben 2:ifd^, ßlifabetl^ <iXi Stein^arbt^ 
©eite. ,,3Bir lefen auf gut ©lud," fagte er, ,,id^ l^abe fie 
f eiber noc^ nid^t burc^gefel^en." 

ßlifabetl^ rollte ba^ 3Kanufcrij)t auf. „§ier finb 3loten," 
fagte fie; ba^ mu^t bu fingen, 9leint|arbt." 



l64 GERM AN READER, 

Unb biefer la« xi\xx\, jucrft einige Siroler ©d^naber^ü^jferl, 
inbem er beim 2efen jutoeilen bie luftige 3KeIobie mit ^alBer 
Stimme anIHngen lie^. ®ine allgemeine ipeiterleit bemäd^s 
tigte ftd^ ber Ileinen ©efeDfd^aft. ,,38^^^ ^^t bod^ aber bie 
fd^önen gieber gemad^t?" fragte ßUfabet^. 5 

„@i," fagte (Srid^, ,,baö ^ört man ben 2)ingern fd^on an; 
©d^neibergefeHen unb g^rifeure unb berlei luftige« ©efinbel." 

Slein^arbt fagte: ,,Sie Serben gar nid^t gemad^t; fie 
toad^fen, fie fallen au« ber 2uft, fie fliegen über 2anb toie 
ÜJlariengarn, l^ierl^in unb bortl^in, unb toerben an taufenb lo 
©teilen jugleid^ gefungen. Unfer eigenfte« 2:^un unb geiben 
finben toir in bief en giebern ; e« ift, al« ob toir alle oxi i^nen 
mitgel^olfen l^ätten." 

@r nal^m ein anbere« Statt: „%ij ftanb auf ^ol^en Sergen. . .'' 

«2)a« lenne idj^!" rief ®Iifabet^. „©timme nur an, Stein« 15 
l^arbt, ic^ tüiU bir l^elfen." Unb nun fangen fte jene 3Kes 
lobie, bie fo rätfel^ft ift, ba^ man nid^t glauben lann, fie 
fei bon SKenfd^en erbatet toorben; ©lifabetl^ mit il^rer ^\Xoq^^ 
Derbedften Slltftimme bem Xenor felunbierenb. 

2)ie 5Kutter fa^ injtüifd^en emfig occs, il^rer Jläf^erei, 6rid^ 20 
f^atte bie §änbe in einanber gelegt unb l^örte anbad^tig ju. 
211« ba« gieb ju ®nbe toar, legte Sleinl^arbt ba« Slatt fc^toei^ 
genb bei Seite. — 3Som Ufer be« See« l^erauf fam burdj^ bie 
aibenbftiffe ba« ®eläute ber §erbenglodfen ; fie ^ord^ten un« 
toiHf ürlid^ ; ba ^örten fie eine Ware Änabenftimme fingen: 25 

3(^ ftanb auf ^o^en ^Bergen 
Unb fal^ in« tiefe 2:§al . . . 

gieinl^arbt läd^elte: „§ört i^r e« ioo^I? So gel^t'« t)on 
aRunb ju aRunb.'^ 



IMMENSEE, 1 65 

ff^^ U)irb oft in biefer ©eflenb gefungen/ fagte ßlifabet^. 

»3ö/' faßte ßrici^, «e« ift ber ipirtenfa^^jar ; er treibt bie 
Sterlen ^eim." 

Sie l^ord^ten noc^ eine SBeile, bi« ba^ ©eläute l^inter ben . 
5 SBirtfc^aftggebäuben toerfd^tounben toar. «Da« ftnb Urtöne/ 
fagte Sleinl^arbt ; „fie f d^Iafen in Sßalbe^grünben ; (Sott toei^, 
n>er fie gefunben l^at.'' 

6r JO0 ein neue« Statt l^erau«. 

6« toar f c^on bunüer getoorben ; ein roter Slbenbfd^ein lag 
10 h)ie ©d^aum auf ben SBälbem jenfeit« be« See«. Slein^arbt 
roBte ba« Slatt auf, ©lifabet^ legte OiX^. ber einen Seite i^re 
ipanb barauf, unb \oki mit l^inein. ^(xxva la« Meinl^arbt: 

SWeinc 9)Jutter ^it'« gcipoüt, 
Xen anbcm i(^ nehmen foUt': 
15 3Sa*3 id) juDor bcfeffen, 

SWein .^erj foüt' e« ocrgeffen; 
^a« ^at e« nid)t getooUt. 

?Ketnc 3Kutter !(ag' id) an, 
8te ^at nic^t n)ot|( get^an; 
20 3Ba« fonft in (S^ren ftünbc, 

9hin ift c§ morben Sünbc. 
2öa« fong' id) an! 

Sür all mein ©tolj unb Srcub' 
©croonnen ^ab' i(^ ßeib. 
25 Wsi, njär' ba« nic^t gef(^]^cn, 

?l(^, fönnt' i(^ betteln ge^en 
Über bie braune ^eib' ! 

SBäl^renb be« Sefen« ^atte Stein^arbt ein unmerllid^e« 

gittern be« ^a^ier« em^funben; a(« er ju 6nbe toar, fd^ob 

30 eiifabet^ leife il^ren Stu^l jurüdf, unb ging fd^toeigenb in 



l66 GERM AN READER. 

bcn ©arten l^inab. 6in SlidE ber 3Kutter folgte il^r. ßrid^ 
toottte x\.(xi:i(^^\jt\i\ bod^ bie 9Rutter fagte: „ßlifabeti^ l^at 
brausen ju t^un." So unterblieb eö. 

^rau^en aber legte fid^ ber Slbenb me^r unb mel^r über 
®arten unb ©ee, bie 5Raci^tfci^metterIinge fc^offen furrenb (xx^ 5 
ben offenen J^ren vorüber, burd^ iDelc^e ber 3)uft ber S3(u- 
men unb ©efträud^e immer ftärler l^ereinbrang ; öom SBaffer 
l^erauf fam ba« ©efc^rei ber S^öfc^e, unter ben genftern 
fc^Iug eine Slad^tigaU, tiefer im ©arten eine anbere; ber 
9Ronb fal^ über bie Säume. Slein^arbt blidte nod^ eine SBeile 10 
auf bie ©teile, too ßlifabet^^ feine ©eftalt gh)if(^en ben 
Saubgängen berf4)tounben toar; bann rollte er fein ^Kanu* 
fcri})t jufammen, grüßte bie Slntoefenben unb ging burd^^ 
§au^ an ba§ SBaffer l^inab. 

Sie SBätber ftanben fd^toeigenb unb toarfen il^r 2)unfel 15 
ioeit auf ben ©ee l^inau^, iüäl^renb bie 39Jitte be^felben in 
fd^ioüter SKonbeöbämmerung lag. 3Kitunter fd^auerte ein leifei^ 
©äufeln burd^ bie Säume; aber eö toar fein SBinb, e^ h)ar 
nur ba^ Sltmen ber ©ommernac^t. SRein^arbt ging immer 
am Ufer entlang, ©inen ©teintourf bom Sanbe fonnte er 20 
eine toei^e 25Jafferlilie er!ennen. 9luf einmal toanbelte il^n 
bie 2uft an, fie in ber 9Jäl^e ju f e^en ; er ioarf feine Kleiber 
ab, unb ftieg in^ Sßaffer. G^ toar flac^; fc^arfe ^^flanjen 
unb ©teine fd^nitten il^n ^x^. ben ^ü^en, unb er !am immer 
nid^t in bie jum ©d^toimmen nötige 2;iefe. ^(xxvsi toar e^ 25 
^)lö^lid^ unter il^m loeg, bie 3Baffer quirlten über il^m %\X' 
fammen, unb c^ bauerte eine '^t\i lang, el^e er. toieber auf 
bie Dberfläd^e fam. 3?un regte er §anb unb ^^u^ unb 
fd^ioamm im Greife uml^er, bi^ er \\i^ betonet getoorben, öon 
too er l^ineingegangen tt)ar. 33alb fa^ er (xwi) bie Silie 30 



IMMENSEE. 167 

toicber ; fie lag cinfam jtoifd^en bcn großen blanicn Slättertt. 
Sr fc^toamm langfam ^inau^, unb ^ob mitunter bie Slrme 
auö bem SBaffet, ba^ bie l^erabriefelnben 2^ro^)fen im 3Ronb= 
lichte büßten; aber e^ toar, al^ ob bie ßntfernung jtoifd^en 

5 il^m unb ber Slume biefelbe bliebe; nur ba^ Ufer lag, toenn 
er fid^ umblidte, in immer ungetoifferem Dufte l^inter il^m. 6r 
gab inbe^ fein Unternehmen nid^t auf, fonbem fd^toamm rüftig 
in berfelben Slid^tung fort. (Snblid^ toar er ber Slume fo nal^e 
gefommen, ba^ er bie ftibernen Slätter beutlic^ im 3Konbs 

10 lid^t unterfd^eiben fonnte; jugleid^ aber füllte er ftd^ in 
einem 9le§e öerftridEt ; bie glatten Stengel langten öom ®runbe 
l^erauf unb rauften ftd^ an feine nadften ©lieber. S)ag un= 
befannte SBaffer lag fo fc^toarj um i^n ^er, l^inter fic^ ^örte 
er ba^ ©^)ringen eine^ '^A^^^\ ^^ tourbe il^m j)lö|lid^ fo 

15 un^eimlid^ in bem fremben Elemente, ba^ er mit ©etoalt ba^ 
©eftric! ber 5ßflanjen jerri^, unb in atemlofer §aft bem 2anbe 
jufd^toamm. 2(1^ er öon ^ier auf ben ©ee jurüdEblidEte, lag 
bie Silie toie jubor fern unb einfam über ber bunflen Jiefe. 
— @r fleibete fid; an unb ging langfam nad^ §aufe jurüdE. 

20 21U er au^ bem ©arten in ben ©aal trat, fanb er (grid^ unb 
bie 3Rutter in ben 35orbereitungen einer fleinen ©efd^äft^reife, 
toeld^e am anbern 2^age bor fid^ gelten follte. 

„SBo finb fie benn fo fj)ät in ber Slad^t getüefen V rief it^m 
bie 3Kutter entgegen. 

25 ff3^ ?" erlDiberte er ; „id^ tooHte bie SBäafferlilie befud^en ; e« 
ift aber nid^t§ barau^ getoorben.'' 

„35aö berfte^t loieber einmal fein 5Kenfd^ !'' fagte ßrid^. ,,2i8a^ 
taufenb t^atteft bu benn mit ber 2öafferlilie ju tl^un ?" 
„^d^ l^abe fie früt^er einmal gefannt,'' fagte Slein^arbt, „e^ 

30 ift aber fc^on lange ^er." 



l68 GERM AN READER. 

glifabet^. 

3lm folgenben Jiad^mittaQ toanberten Slein^arbt unb SKfabctl^ 
jenfeit^ bc^ ©ee^ balb burc^ bie ^oljung, balb auf bem toor^ 
f^)rinöcnben Uferranbe. (Slifabett^ l^atte bon Srid^ ben Sluftracj 
etl^alten, tüät^renb feiner unb ber 9Kutter Slbtoefen^ett Slein^rbt 
mit ben fd^önften 3tugfici^ten ber näd^ften Umgegenb, namentlich 5 
toon ber anbem Uferfeite auf ben §of felber, befannt ju machen. 
3lun gingen fie Don einem $unlt gum anbem. önblid^ lüurbe 
ßlifabet^ mübe, unb fe^te fid^ in ben ©d^atten überl^ängenber 
Steige; Sleinl^arbt ftanb \\jX gegenüber, an einen Saumftamnc 
gelel^nt ; ba ^örte er tiefer im 2Balbe ben Äudfutf rufen, unb e§ 10 
fam Mcjxa J)(5^lid^, bie§ aUe^ fei fc^on einmal ebenfo geh>efen. 
er fa^ fie feltfam läc^elnb an. ,,3Botten h)ir @rbbeeren fud^en?" 
fragte er. 

„e^ ift leine (Srbbeerenjeit,'' fagte fie. 

w©ie lüirb aber balb fommen.'' 15 

©Hfabet^ fc^üttelte fd^toeigenb ben Äo))f ; bann ftanb fie auf, 
unb beibe festen i^re SBanberung fort ; unb loie fie fo an feiner 
©eite ging, loanbte fein 93lidE fid^ immer loieber nac^ i^r l^in; benn 
fie ging fc^ön, al^ loenn fie bon it^ren Kleibern getragen loürbe. 
@r blieb oft unn)ill!ürlid^ einen ©d^ritt jurüdE, um fie ganj unb 20 
Dott in^ Stuge faffen ju fönnen. ©0 lamen fie <kx^, einen freien, 
^eibebeload^fenen %\o.% mit einer loeit in^ Sanb reid^enben 3lu^= 
ftd^t. Slein^arbt büdEte fid^ unb j)flüdfte tX\o^^ t>on ben am Soben 
toad^fenben Kräutern. 311^ er loieber auffat^, trug fein ©efid^t 
ben Slu^brudE (eibenfd^aftlid^en ©d^merjeg. rrKennft bu biefe 25 
33Iume?" fragte er. 

©ie fat^ il^n fragenb <xxk, »6^ ift eine ©rica. %ii ^abe fie 
oft im Söäalbe ge^jflüit." 



IMMENSEE, 1 69 

„%ii l^abe ju i&aufc ein alte« Sud^/' fagte er; id^ i)flegte fonft 
atterlei Sieber unb SReime J^ineinjufd^reiben ; e« ift aber lange 
nid^t mel^r gefd^el^en. 3*^U^^" ^^'^ Slättern liegt aud^ eine 
ßrica ; aber e« ift nur eine Dertoellte. SBei^t bu, toer fie mir 

5 gegeben l^at?" 

Sie nidfte ftumm ; aber fie fd^lug bie ätugen nieber unb fal^ 
nur auf baö Kraut, ba« er in ber §anb t^ielt. ©0 ftanben fie 
lange. 211« fie bie 2(ugen gegen i^n auffd^lug, fa^ er, ba^ 
fie Dott 2^l^ränen tparen. 

10 w®lifabetl^,'' fagte er, — „l^inter jenen blauen Sergen liegt 
unfere SiiQ^'^i^- 2ßo ift fie geblieben?'' 

Sie f^)rac^en nid^t« mel^r ; fie gingen ftumm neben einanber 
jum See l^inab. 2)ie Suft tpar fd^toül, im SBeften ftieg fd^lüar* 
je« ®eh)öl! auf. ,,g« toirb ©elüitter,'' fagte (Slifabet^, inbem 

15 fie i^ren Sd^ritt beeilte. SRein^rbt nirfte fd^toeigenb, unb beibe 

gingen rafd^ am Ufer entlang, bi« fie it^ren Äal^n erreicht l^atten. 

Sffiä^renb ber Überfal^rt lie^ ©lifabetl^ it^re §anb auf bem 

Slanbe be« Äa^ne« rut^en. @r blidfte beim SRubern ju il^r ^in^ 

über ; fie aber f at^ ^xk it^m Vorbei in bie g^erne. So glitt fein 

20 SlidE l^erunter unb blieb auf i^rer §anb ; unb bie blaffe §anb 
toerriet il^m, toa« i^r Slntli^ it^m berfd^tpiegen t^atte. @r fa^ auf 
i^r jenen feinen 3ug geheimen Sc^merje«, ber fid^ fo gern fd^öner 
grauent^änbe bemächtigt, bie nad^t« auf franlem iperjen liegen. 
— 211« ßlifabetl^ fein 2luge auf i^rer §anb rut^en füllte, lie^ 

25 fie fie langfam über Sorb in« SBaffer gleiten. 

2tuf bem §ofe angelommen, trafen fie einen Sd^erenfd^leifer^ 
f arren öor bem §erren^auf e ) ein "^(xwc^, mit f c^toarjen, nieber^ 
l^ängenben SodEen trat emfig ba« 3lab unb fummte eine '^\%tyxxitx^ 
melobie jlüifd^en ben ß^l^nen, tpä^renb ein eingefd^irrter §unb 

30 fd^naufenb baneben lag. 2luf bem §au«flur ftanb in £um^)en 



1 70 GERM AN READER, 

gefüllt ein ?!Jläbcl^en mit bcrftörten fd^öncn 3"8^w uwb ftretfte 
bcttcinb bie §anb gegen glifabetl^ au«. 3leint^arbt griff in feine 
S^afd^e ; aber glifabet^ fam i^m jubor unb fd^üttete l^aftig ben 
ganjen ^nt^alt i^rer Sörfe in bie offene §anb ber Bettlerin. 
3)ann tpanbte fie fic^ eilig ob, unb Sleint^arbt l^örte, toie fie 5 
fd^Iud^jenb bie Sre^)j)e l^inaufging. 

6r tpottte fie aufhalten, aber er befann fid^ unb blieb (xxi ber 
SCre^j^je jurüc!. S)a« ^Räbd^en ftanb nod^ immer auf bem g^Iur, 
unben)eglic^, ba« em^)fangene 3llmofen in ber §anb. ,,9Ba« 
toittft bu nod^?" fragte Sleinl^arbt. lo 

©ie fu^r jufammen. ,,3^ ^i^ nid^t« mel^r," fagte fie ; bann 
ben Äoj)f nac^ il^m jurütftoenbenb, i^n anftarrenb mit ben t)er= 
irrten 3lugen, ging fie langfam gegen bie ^^ür. 6r rief einen 
5Ramen oax^, aber fie ^örte eö nid^t mel^r ; mit gefenftem §auj)te, 
mit über ber 33ruft gefreujten 2lrmen fd^ritt fie über ben §of ^5 
l^inab. 

Sterben, ad^ fterben 
©oll irf| allein! 

(Sin alteö Sieb braufte i^m in« Dt^r, ber Sltem ftanb i^m 
ftitt, eine lurje Sßeile, bann h)anbte er fid^ ab unb ging auf 20 
fein 3i^Äter. 

®r fe^te ftc^ ^in, um ju arbeiten, aber er ^atte feine 
©ebanfen. Slad^bem er e« eine Stunbe lang bergeben« t)ers 
fuc^t l^atte, ging er in« g^amilienjimmer ^inab. S« h)ar 
niemanb ba, nur füi^le grüne Dämmerung; auf (glifabetl^« 25 
5Rät^tifc^ lag ein rote« 33anb, ba« fie am 9lad^mittag um ben 
§al« getragen l^atte. @r nat^m e« in bie §anb, aber e« 
t^at il^m h)e^, unb er legte e« toieber f^in. @r l^atte feine 
3lul^e, er ging ox^. ben See l^inab unb banb ben Äat^n lo«; 



IMMRNSEE. 1 7 1 

er ruberte t^inüber unb ging nod^ einmal äße SBege, bie er 
furj Dorther mit ©lifabet^ jufammen gegangen h)ar. 311^ er 
lüieber nad^ §aufe !am, toar e^ bunlel; auf bem §ofe be= 
gegnete i^m ber Äutfd^er, ber bie aBagenj)ferbe in« ®raö 
5 bringen tpottte; bie Sleifenben toaren eben jurüdgele^rt. Sei 
feinem ßintritt in ben §au§flur l^örte er Gric^ im ©artenfaal 
aufs unb abfd^reiten. Gr ging nic^t ju it^m hinein; er ftanb 
einen Slugenblid ftill unb ftieg bann leife bie 2^re^)j)e hinauf 

nai) feinem 3^^"^^^- §i^^ f^^*^ ^"^ f^^ i" ^^^ Sei^nftul^l 

lo an« ^enfter; er tl^at bor fic^ felbft, al« tootte er bie Stac^tis 
gall t^ören, bie unten in ben 3:aju«h)änben fc^lug; aber er 
^örte nur ben ©d^Iag feine« eigenen iperjen«. Unter il(^m im 
§aufe ging äffe« jur Stulpe, bie 9lad^t berrann, er füllte e« 
nid^t. — ®o fa^ er ftunbenlang. Gnblid^ ftanb er auf unb 

15 legte fic^ in« offene g^enfter. 2)er Siad^ttau riefelte gtpifd^en 
ben Slättern, bie 5lad^tigaff ^atte aufgehört ju fd^lagen. 
3(ffmä^lic^ tpurbe aud^ ba« tiefe 95lau be« 9iad^t^immel« bon 
Dften ^er burd^ einen bla^gelben Schimmer berbrängt; ein 
frifd^er SBinb erl^ob fid^ unb ftreifte Sleint^arbt« l^ei^e ©tirne; 

2o bie erfte Serd^e ftieg jauc^jenb in bie Suft. — Sleint^arbt 
feierte fid^ j)lö^lic^ um unb trat an ben 2:ifc^ : er ta^)j)te nad^ 
einem S3leiftift, unb al« er biefen gefunben, fe^te er fic^ unb 
fc^rieb bamit einige ^txUn auf einen iüei^en Sogen ^Papier. 
9lad^bem er l^iermit fertig toar, nal^m er ^ui unb ©to(f, unb 

25 ba« ^at)ier jurüdflaffenb, öffnete er bet^utfam bie 3:^ür unb 
ftieg in ben 3^lur ^inab. — 2)ie ?iRorgenbämmerung ru^te nod^ 
in äffen 2Sinfeln; bie gro^e §au«fa^e be^nte fid^ auf ber 
©trol^matte unb fträubte ben Slüien gegen feine §anb, bie er 
gebanlento« entgegenhielt. 2)rau^en im ©arten aber J)rie= 
30 fterten fdf)on bie ©^)erlinge bon ben ß^^'ö^'^ wnb fagten e« 



1/2 GERMAN READER, 

äffen, ba^ bie 9taci^t borbei fei. 2)a l^örte er oben im §aufe 
eine 2^^ür gelten; eö fam bie 3:re^)^>e l^erunter, unb aU er 
auffa^, ftanb ©lifabetl^ bor it^m. Sie legte bie §anb auf 
feinen Strm, fte betoegte bie 2i|)})en, aber er l^örte feine SBorte. 
,,2)u lommft nidbt n)ieber/' fagte fie enblic^. ,,3^ *^^ift ^^, 5 
lüge nid^t; bu fommft nie toieber." 

„9?ie/' fagte er. Sie lie^ it^re §anb fmfen unb fagte 
nid^t^ mel^r, Gr ging über ben glur ber 3:^üre ju; bann 
loanbte er ftc^ noc^ einmal. Sic ftanb betoegungglo^ an 
berfelben Steffe unb fal; it^n mit toten Stugen o<x(, .@r tl^at lo 
einen Sd^ritt toortoärtg unb ftrerfte bie 3lrme nad^ i^r au^. 
2)ann feierte er fidf) geloaltfam olfo, unb ging jur 2^l^ür l^inauö. 
— Draußen lag bie SBelt im frifc^en 51Rorgenlid^te, bie 
2'au^)erlen, bie in ben S^)innengeh)eben fingen, bli^ten in 
ben erften Sonnenftrat^ten. 6r fa^ nic^t rüdEn)ärt^; er n)ans 15 
berte rafd^ l^inau^; unb meljr unb mel^r berfanf l^inter i^m 
baS ftiffe ©ef^öft, unb bor it^m auf ftieg bie gro^e toeite 
SBelt. 



2)er 2tlte. 

2)er 5Wonb fd^ien nid^t me^r in bie ^enfterf d^eiben ; e^ toar 
bunlel getoorben; ber Sllte aber fa^ nod^ immer mit gefall 20 
teten §änben in feinem Sel^nftu^l unb blidte bor ftd^ ^in in 
ben 3taum beö 3iwiwier^. Slffmä^lid^ berjog fid^ bor feinen 
3lugen bie fd^loarje 3)ämmerung um i^n l^er %\x einem breiten 
bunfeln See; ein fd^toarjeö ©etoäffer legte fid^ t^inter baS 
anbere, immer tiefer unb ferner, unb auf bem legten, fo fern, 25 
ba^ bie 2lugen be^ 3ttten fte faum erreid^ten, fd^toamm ein« 
fam jloifc^en breiten Slättern eine toei^e SBafferlilie. 



IMMENSEE, 1 73 

Die Stubent^ür ging auf, unb ein l^eller Sid^tfd^immer fiel 

in« 3i"^w^^i^- //®^ A^ 0wt/ ^^fe Si^ fommen, Srigitte/ fagte 
ber Sllte. ^^Stetten ©ie ba« £ic^t auf ben 2:ifci^." 

2)ann rüdfte er aud^ ben Stu^I jum ^ifd^, na^m eine« ber 
aufgefd^lagenen Sudler unb vertiefte ftd^ in ©tubien, an benen 
er einft bie Äraft feiner ^ugenb geübt ^atte. 

(n?eobor Storm. 



Dramatic Selections. 



IHüHcr als Sünbcnbocf. 

Sdfwanf in einem 2Iuf5U9e. 

^erfonen. 

(Sottlieb IHüIIer, 33Icd)tüarenfobri!ant qu« 33erUn. 

Salome 5d?mibt, SBittuf, au« ©d^tcufingen. 
Katl^arinef^ormann. 

ein ^IJoUjcibeaniter. ©in Äcttner. 

(Sine ^u^mad^erin. (5iu ^JJortier. 

(Sin $au«fncd^t @in ^aufiercr. 

ein äfunge. ©in 33arbier. 

3)ie ^anblung bcgiebt fid^ jur aJiegjeit in i^eip^ig. 



3inimer im ©afl^ofe. SD^ÜtteUpre, linfd ^eitent^üren, Koffer, 

Xifd^f, ©tü^Ie. 

OErfter Uuftrith 

äRÜtter (im ®(l^{afro(fe, fonft geKeibet, triitft Kaffee). 

3?erbammt bünn, ber Äaffee! Unb ba^ in unfcrem 3^^^= 
^unbert, ipo id^ fo borfrefflid^e Äaffecmafc^inen erfunben ^abc, 
bie ein h)at;re§ ©j)ottgeIb foften. SBenn baö 3Serbienft ber 
ßrfinber in Deutfd^Ianb anerfannt lüürbe, iä) mü^te mit 
meinen Äaffeemafd^inen fc^on eine Slillion i^erbient l^aben, 
aber ber $ro^)l^et gilt nic^tö in feinem 3Satertanbe. 3)a^ 
bumme SSolI bleibt bei feinem alten ©d^lenbrian unb trinit 
biefe braun gefärbte Srü^e ftatt Kaffee, namentlid^ l^ier in 
©ad^fen. 



Auft. 2-3.] MÜLLER ALS SUNDENBOCK, 175 

3itfeiter Uuftrlth 

Kellner. ®uten SWorgen. ©eftern abenb ift biefer 
Srief an Sie gefommen. ©ie toaren nid^t ju §aufe, unb fo 
ift er bi^ l^eute morgen liegen geblieben. 

ZHuIIer. ^i)W Dani! 
5 Kellner {^\i), 

ZHüIler. äffe SEBetter! bon ©d^Ieufingen ! (sieft taf*, mut» 
meinb.) „3Seret^rter §err" — in 2eij)jig — 3Ba^? §eute ? Wxi 
bem erften 3"fl^? ©aj)j)erment ! ber lommt ja gleid^ nad^ ad^t 
Ul^r. (Sic^t na(^ bec u^t.) 2)er mu^ fc^on l^ier fein! (ÄUngcu.) 
10 ©c^öne ©efd^id^te! 2ä^t ber ®fel üon Sortier ben Srief 
unten liegen. %ij foffte x^^i^i bem Sal^nt^ofe, um fie abjus 
Ij^olen, aber id^ lenne fie ja nid^t. 6^ ift aud^ fd^on ju f^ät. 

Dritter Uttftritt* 
anaHer. ^Qiter. 

Kellner. §aben ©ie geläutet? 

ITTüIIer. 3«, ja, id^ mu^ nod^ ein 3^"^»"^^ l^aben. 
15 Kellner, Unmöglid^! %<x^ ganje ^^w^ ift befe^t. ©ie 
fönnen benfen, in ber 3Rejfe — 

ZHüller. Slber ic^ mu^ ein 3i"^w^^^ f^aben! ®ine 3)ame 
fommt mit bem erften 2^l^üringer 3wge — fd^ciffen ©ie 9lat. 

Kellner. §m, l^m, — ja, ja, e« h)irb ge^en. 
20 ZTTüller. Stttfo? 

Kellner. 3)er §err x\,^h^xi(xx{. reift eben ab, ba^ S^"^'"^'^ 
fönnen ©ie l^aben. 

211 ü Her. ®ut, gut, forgen ©ie ba^ e^ gleid^ in Drb- 
nung gebrad^t lüirb. 



176 GERMAN READER, 

Kellner. ©oH gefd^el^en! (si6.) 

HTüIIer. "^xxi aber rafd^ angejoßen! 35o(i^ erft mu^ id^ 
ben Srief nod^ einmal «lefen. I)ie S^t^üringer güge treffen ja 
immer ju f^ät ein, alfo toerbe id^ '^^xi l^aben. 

(^armoniemurtl hinter ber «Scene, etoad entfernt, mie toon bei @tra^e ^erauftüngenb : 

„3)eln tft mein ^rj".) 

2TlüIIer (acft). ,,3Serel^rter §err. 2)a tpir nun fo tpeit 5 
berl^anbelt baben toegen unferer §eirat, unb ba h)ir blo^ 
nod^ feftgeftellt l^aben ba^ toir unö borl^er nod^ einmal feigen 
unb f^jred^en h)otten ob h)ir unS aud^ gefatten, unb ba ©ie jur 
SRejfe in fieijjjig finb unb mir borgefd^lagen l^aben ba^ toir 
un« ba treffen h)otten, fo lomme id^ 3)onner^tag ben ad^t^ 10 
jel^nten mit bem erften ^Jrül^juge bort an. Sitte mir ein 
3immer ju befteHen. §oc^ad^tunggboIl ©alome ©d^mibt, ge^ 
borne §arth)ig." ®ein ift mein §erj — ba« ift eine gute 
aSorbebeutung 1 (Sigentlid^ ettoa« feltfamer ©til in biefem 
S3rief! %\x lieber §immel! für einen S3rief au« ©d^leufingen 15 
gel^t er immer an. 9Bie foH nad^ ©d^leufingen ein guter 
©til fommen? Slber nun anjiel^en. 35ie Seinfleiber lann id^ 
bel^alten, aber feibene SBefte unb gtadf mu^ fein. 3"^mer 
nobel. 35iefe ©d^leufingerin mujj gleid^ ben feinen SSerliner 

bor fid^ feigen. (SBlrft ben ©d^rafroc« unb bie SBefte ab, nimmt ou8 bem ftoffer 20 
eine feibene 3Befte unb einen ^frarf unb «elbet fl(^ on.) 2llf eublid^ toerbe 

id^ fie erblidfen, bie meine« geben« fd^önere §älfte toerben 
foU, h)ie 3Kaj im SBaHenftein fagt. ©alome ©d^mibt, ge^ 
borne §artn)ig. 3Küller, alter ^wnge, id^ glaube bu mad^ft 
je^t ben gefd^eiteften ©treid^ beine« Seben«. ©o al« Sung^ 25 
gefeUe fein ganje« Si^^x\. ju öerbummeln ift bod^ nid^t«. '^x^^va 
toäre e« fd^abe, trenn mein ©efd^led^t au«ftürbe. (»otbem 
©Meflet.) ©ar nic^t übel für fünfunbbierjig 3^1^^^- 2llfo l^ei« 



Auft. 4.J MÜLLER ALS SUNDENBOCK, ijy 

raten auf jeben g^att. Sin junge« TOäbd^en, bie toa« l^at, 
nimmt mid^ nid^t. 2l(fo eine SBittoe. SBei^ id^ bod^ je^t 
ju toa« ein Setter gut ift! 393äre SSetter J^raugott nid^t, h)ie 
^ätte id^ erfal^ren ba^ in (Sd^leujtngen eine junge SQ3ittt)e 

5 lebt, bie Suft jum t^eiraten unb nebenbei fünfunbjtoanjig tau^ 
fenb 2:l^aler l^at. So — je^t lann id^ mid^ f e^en laffen, jeber 
3oII ein berliner, fagt ©^alef^)eare irgenbtoo. Unb toie fielet 
eö benn im 3i^"^^^ ^w«? (Sin bi^d^en aufräumen t^ut not. 
(Ȋumtauf.) Unb ber gute SSetter 2^raugott l^at aud^ bie 3Ser= 

lo ^anblungen gefül^rt. @« fommt nur barauf an ba^ toir un« 
gegenfeitig gefallen, ^m ! id^ beule, id^ ftel^e meinen SKann, 
id^ l^abe nid^t« ju fürd^ten. 3^ fönnte mid^ für einen guten 
2)rei^iger ausgeben, lein 5D?enfd^ fie^t mir bie fünfunbs 
toierjig an. 3!)a« finb bie guten folgen einer mä^ig t)er= 

15 lebten S^genb. aber fie? SQBirb fie mir gefallen? §m! ^m! 
eine aSittoe? Sld^tunbjtoanjig foll fie fein. 9la e« toirb too^l 
ettoa« mel^r ^erau^Iommen ! Sled^nen toir fünf ^Qi\^xz baju, 
fo toäre fie breiunbbrei^ig, ba fann fie nod^ immer ganj 
ftattUd^ fein. Setter 2'raugott fagt: fie toäre fe^r ^übfd^. 

20 SBir toerben ja feigen. So — nun ift e« anftänbig, nun lann 
fie lommen. 3lein, nun mu^ fie fommen, e« ift längft über 
bie ^i\i, 

Vierter auftritt* 

äRfitter* @a(ome, ^ttner (mit einet ^nbtafd^e). 

«ellncr. §ier ift §err gWütter! 

ZHüIler. §ier ift §err 5Wütter, ganj red^t. Unb toenn 
25 mein al^nenbe« §erj mid^ nid^t täufd^t, fo ^abe id^ bie ©t^re 
unb ba« Vergnügen ^rau Salome Sd^mibt, geborne §arth)ig, 
bor mir ju feigen. 



1 8o GERM AN READER. 

alles ift ja notariell feftgeftettt — eS fet^lte nur nod^ ba^ iDir 
uns gefallen, ©ie gefallen mir, ©ie gefallen mir fe^r, Sie 
gefallen mir ungeheuer, ©ollte id^ baS Unglüc! I^aben S^ren 
Seifall nid^t ju befi|en? 

Salome, 35aS l^abe ic^ nid^t gefagt; aber h)ir lennen 5 
uns bod^ noc^ ju tüenig. 

2TtüIIer. prüfen Sie mid^. 9Beine Seele liegt offen 
bor ^xktxi ba, fagt bie g^rieb^Slumauer als ^rau §irfd^ im 
Äammerbiener. 

Salome. 2lber Sie lennen mid^ nid^t. 3^ ^^^ meine 10 
^el^ler. ^d^ bin jum S3eifj)iel fel;r eiferfüd^tig unb alfo auc^ 
ettüaS mi^trauifd^. 

IHüUer. Sd^auen Sie mir in bie 2^iefen ber Seele! 
Sel^e id^ auS tüie ein SSerräter? 

Salomc. §m! I^m! man lann eud^ 3Kännern nid^t 15 
trauen. 

2TtüIler. ^d^ iann nid^t leugnen ba^ einzelne Snbibibuen 
unfereS ©efd^led^tS juiüeilen auf äbtoege geraten, allein ju 
biefen bertüerflid^en ©Eem^laren ber 5Dlännerh)elt gel^öre id^ 
nid^t. ^ür mic^ fann id^ ftel^en. SBer lönnte aud^ an "^x^x 20 
Seite eine anbere nur anfe^en! Sllfo beftimmen Sie ben 
2^ag ber §od^jeit. 

Salome. 3Wan Iann bod^ einen fo tüid^tigen Sd^ritt nid^t 
f raf d^ tl;un, man mu^ überlegen. — («topfen.) 

in ü Her. 3Ber flo^)ft benn ba? §erein! ©ntfd^ulbigen 25 
Sie. 

ä^orige* ^aiti^fned^t (mit einem alten ^ute, ben ec auf ben Sttttfen l^SIt). 

^ausfnec^t. ©el^orfamfter 3)iener. 30 



Auft. 5.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, l8l 

ZTtüIIcr. 3)iener! a^iencr! SBer fiitb ©ie? 3S3a« trotten 
©ie? 

^ausfnedjt (öutmatig, ^pfr»9 isc^einb). 5la! ©ie lönnen c« 
fd^on bcnicn! 
5 IHüIIcr. SBa« lann id^ beulen? SJid^t« lann id^ benfen. 

^ausfncdjt 3Son toegen öeftern obenb. 

ZlTüIIcr. ©eftern abenb? 

^ausfned^t. 3^ l^i« ber §aug!ned^t au« beut grüneu 
glefauteu. 
lo JHüIIcr. 35Ja« ge^t mid^ ber grüue ßlef aut mit feinem 
§au«!ued^t an? 

^ausfnedjt. 3^ nun bon toegen geftern abenb. 

ITT ü Her. 2ßa« gel^t mid^ gejiern abenb au? 

^a usf nedjt. ®« ift ja toeiter nid^t« babei, ba« fann 
15 einem jeben üorfommen. 

IHüIIer. SJorfommen? ©e^eimni^botter §au«Inec^t, Sie 
fjjred^en in Slätfeln, ^x ganje« ißierfein ift mir eine ß^arabe. 

^ausfncdjt. 9la machen ©ie nic^t fo öiele Umftänbe; 
toir finb ja alle 3Renfd^en. 
2o ITTüIIer. I^a tool^l, h)ir finb alle beutfd^e SSrüber — auf 
2^um= unb ©ängerfeften, — au^erbem gönnen h)ir einanber 
ba« SBei^e im 3fuge nid^t. 

^ausfncc^t. 9la alfo bejat^Ien ©ie, unb ba« Ding ift 
abgemad^t. 
25 in ü Her. Sejat^Ien? 

^ausfnec^t. 2>ie jerbrod^enen ©läfer unb jtoei jer^ 
fd^lagene ©tül(^Ie. 

Salome. SBa« ift ba«? 

IHüIIer. §au«fned^tlid^e« 3RitgIieb be« beutfd^en gSater= 
30 lanbe«, belieben ©ie ftd^ ettoa« beutlid^er au^jubrüdfen. 



l82 GERMAN READER, 

^ausfnedjt. 5Ra, ®ie toiffcn ja boc^, ©ie Ratten einen 
über ben Surft genommen. 

Salome. §err 3JlüIIer! 

iriüller. 3c^? 

f^ausfncdjt. Slngefäufelt nennt man ba§. 5 

Salomc. §err 3Rütter! 

ilTüIIcr. Scf)? 

^ausfncdjt. 6^ ift ja nid^tg bobei, ba^ fann jebem 
gefd^el^en. 

Salome. 316er, §err 2RülIer! 10 

JTlüIIcr. 2^euerfte Salome, id^ berfte^e lein SBort. 

Salome. SReben ©ie bod^ toeiter, §aug!ned^t, toarum 
fott §err SKüOer beja^len? 

£)ausfnec^t. SP i« ^^"^ Äleinigfeit, 3Rabamd^en, g^r 
§err ©emat^l — 15 

Salome. Der §err ift nid^t mein 59tann. 

^ausfned^t (ppfPa Minjeinb). 9Jid^t ? 

ITtüller. Da^ ^ei^t, noc^ nic^t. SBoIIen ©ie mir nun 
enblid^ fagen, tra^ ©ie bon mir beget^ren? 

^ausfnedjt. 9Jun ©ie ioiffen bod^, ©ie tourben un= » 
angenebm, nad^l^er fam bie Seilerei — 

müller. Seilerei? 

Salome. iperr ^Kutter? 

^ausfned?t. Unb bann tourben ©ie l^inau^öetoorfen. 

Salome (ftef)t auf). 2)a§ ift ju ftarf, §err 5WüIIer ! 25 

2TfüIIer. Sleiben ©ie fi^en, ©alome, bleiben ©ie ft|en. — 

^ausfnec^t. 2)abei bie jerbrod^enen ©läfer, bie jer- 
fd^lagenen ©tül;le — bie muffen ©ie bod^ biUigertreife be^ 
jal^len. 

tlTüIIer, §err, toie lönnen ©ie fid^ unterteilen an mid^ 30 



Auft. 5.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 183 

fjorbcrungcn ju ftetten? ^d^ bin niemals in ^xvcci, lafter^ 
l^aften grünen (Siefanten getoefen, \i) toei^ nic^t^ öom t^in« 
au^getüorfen tüorben fein. Unb nun "^oAtxi ®ie fid^! 

^ausfnedjt ©reifem Sie fid^ nid^t, §err 3Rütter, tüir 
5 badeten tool^l Sie tütirben leugnen, ^abe barum ben Setoeiö 
mitgebracht. 

ZHülIer. Setoei«? Sffia« für einen »etoei«? 

^ausfncd?t. §ier ber §ut, ben Sie bei ber Äeilerei 
verloren. 
10 müller. aSa«? 2)iefer fc^äbige 3)edfel fott mein $ut 
fein? 

^ausfned^t. §m! je^t fie^t er fd^äbig au^; freilid^ 
toenn fo ein §ut mit Sierfeibeln bearbeitet toirb. 

IHüIler. §ut, §ut! Söarum fott ber §ut ber meinige 
15 fein? — 

^ausfncd^t. i^e nun, eö fte^t ja 3f^r 5Wame barin. So 
famen toir auf bie Sj)ur, unb id^ l^abe bann fo lange ge« 
fragt, bi^ ic^ ben §errn 3Wütter gefunben l^abe. 

müller. ©eben Sie ^er! 
20 Sa lome. SRun §err 3RtiHer? 

müller. SK^a! 

£)au5fnedjt. 9lun? 

ZTTüIIer. I)a ftet^t ja beutUc^ auf ber Äarte 3Rüaer au« 
©logau, id^ bin aber 3Wütter au« Serlin. 
25 ^ausfned?t. ät^! 

Salome. SBirllic^? 

ZTTüIler. §ier ift mein §ut. 2)a fetten Sie meine Karte: 
©ottlieb 3)Züffer (xv<^ Serlin. Sllfo bin ic^ nid^t ber l^inauös 
geworfene 5Wüffer, unb nun ge^en Sie unb fud^en fid^ ben 
30 angefäufelten unb gefeilten 5KülIer au« ©logau! 



l84 GERMAN READER. 

^ausfned^t. §m! h)enn ©ie au« Setiin fmb, bann 
bin id^ <xxi ben unred^ten gefornmen. 5ia, id^ fann nid^t 
bafür, ®ic finb felbcr fd^ulb. 
müller. 3c^? aSic fo? 

^ausfnec^t. aBarum l^ei^en ©ie 3Rütter! (9ib). ^ 

ZHüIIer. Söarum ^ei^e id^ aKüttet? «bgefd^marft! 3ln 
nid^t« ift ber 3Kenfd^ fo unfc^ulbig, h)ie an feinem Flamen, 
f)ier ift er förmlid^ unjured^nunö^fäl^ig. 2lber, öerel^rte ^rau, 
teuerfte ©alome, ©ie ^aben mid^ bitter gelränft. 
Salome. 3Biefo benn, §err SKüIIer? lo 

ZTTüIIer. 3Baren ©ie nid^t im Segriff ben 95efd^ul= 
bißungen biefe« S^^^^ng fuc^enben §au«Ined^t«, ©lauben ju 
fc^enfen? 
Salomc. 3^ '^wn — 

ZnüIIer, n%^ nun/' fagen ©ie? SBie? ©in nobler 15 
berliner follte in ben fünb^aften grünen ßlefanten ge^en, 
ftd^ einen anfäufeln, Seilerei anfangen unb ^inau^getoorfen 
tDerben? D ©alome! 
Salome. ©el^en ©ie, ic^ f^abe Erfahrungen gemacht — 
2HüIIer. 3"^ l^inau« getDorfen toerben? 10 

Salome. 9lid^t bod^, mein feliger 3Rann — 
ITTüIIer. 3^. f»- 3?un ba« toar ein ©d^Ieufinger, bei 
bem fonnte ba« borfommen. 
Salome. 3(d^ id^ toar fec^« ^a^re verheiratet, 
in ü Her. ©ec^« ^af^re? 25 

Salome. ©d^on mit bem jtoeiunbjtoangigften ^al^re trat 
ic^ in ben ©tanb ber (S^e. 3!Rein ©eliger ^)flegte alle Slbenb* 
auf ben SBat^Ieller ju gelten unb ©fat ju fj)ielen. Unb ba 
toar id^ benn alle Slbenb* allein. ©0 ^abe id^ über ba« 
2öirt«bau«geben ber SRänner bie traurigften ©rfa^rungen ge« 30 



Auft a] MÜLLER ALS SÜMDENBOCK. 185 

mad^t, unb Sie fönnen mir nic^t tocrbenfen ba^ id^ fd;auberte 
bei bem ©cbanfen, aud^ Sie — 

ZTTüIIer. SRic^t toeiter, Salome. 3^ *^itt ^^rem ©eligen 
nid^t« Söfe^ nad^fagen, aber er mu^ ein fc^änblid^er Äerl 

5 öehjefen fein, entfd^ulbigen Sie. 9iein, Salome, ba^ l^aben 
Sie bei mir nic^t ju fürd^ten. ©ef^e id^ abenb^ au«, fo 
gelten \xi\x jufammen. Dj)ern^au«, 2ucca; Sc^auf^)ielt^au«, 
Döring, giHeb-SIumauer ; SBaHner, ipelmerbing ; ^riebrid^ 
aBid^elmfiäbtifd^e«, 5Kittett — unb fo tüeiter. 9?ein, Salome, 

lo l^aben Sie bei ^l^rem Seligen angefäufelte unb l^inauöge^ 
toorfene ©rfaEirungen gemad^t, meine Siebe foH Sie bafür 
entfd^äbigen. 2lIfo toa« ben S^ag unferer §od^jeit — (Äio^fen). 
2Ber ftört un« benn fd^on lieber? §erein! 

Sedtfter auftritt. 

Vorige. ^It^ntad^entt (mit einem IDameu^ute). 

Pu^mad^erin. 33in id^ ^ier red^t bei §errn 3JlüIler? 
15 ZHüIIer. 3" bienen, ja! 

Salome. 2öa« foH ba« ^ei^en? 
ITTüIIer. 2öir werben ja feigen! 
Pu^madyerin. .^err 3Jlüßer (x\x^ Berlin i* 
ITTulIer. 3^ ^^"^ ^^^'^ ^Kutter au« Serlin. 
20 Pu^mad^ertn. §ier ift ber beftettte §ut unb ^ier ift 
bie 3led^nung. 
Salome. 3lber erflären Sie mir boc^ — 
in ü Her. ein 3Ri^t)erftänbni«, geben Sie ac^t. m<x^ 
foH id^ mit bem §ute? 
25 Pu^madjerin. 3^re g^räulein ?3raut l;at il^n bei un« 
au«gefud^t — 



l86 GERM AN HEADER, 

Sa lome. ^l^re Staut? 

ITTüIIer. Sein ©te boc^ ni^iß. 3Jieine SJraut? 

Pu^mad^erin. 3<^, unb ftc ^at befteßt ba^ ber §ut 
an ©ic gefc^icft werben foH, ©ie tDürben il^n bejal^Ien. 

Sa lome. S^ falle <k\x9^ ben aBoIfen! 5 

IHülIer. 2)a« ift ju l^od^ ! 3^ toerbe il^n aber nic^t 
be^al^Ien. 

Pu^madjertn. 2)a« h)äre eine fd^öne ärt ©efd^äfte 
)u machen. 

lUfiller. Äurj unb gut, id^ l^abe leine Staut, (wu einem 10 
»arf ouf ©alomc.) S)ag l^ei^t, eigentlid^ lann id^ nic^t leugnen, 
ba^ id^ eine Staut l^abe — 

Pu^mac^ertn. 9Jun alfo ! 

ItlüIIer. 2lbet meine Staut fann ben §ut nid^t befteHt 
l^aben, unb futj unb gut bet §ut gel^t mid^ nid^tg an. 15 

Pu^madjerin. ©ie finb bod^ §ett 5D?üIlet? 

m Uli er. 3c^ bin §ett SWüttet. 

Pu^madjertn. 9lun alfo? 

ZHüIIer. aiber id^ bin nid^t ber biefen §ut beftefft l^abenbe 
3KüIlet, id^ bin nid^t ^utmüHet. 20 

Pu^madferin. Det 5iame trifft bod^ ju! 

Salomc. 2)a« ift bod^ tjetbäd^tig! 

jnüller. Sfbet, toetel^tte gtau, eö giebt eine unenblid^e 
9Kenge öon 3RüIIetn ; xotxix^, xi) atte bie §üte bejal^Ien fottte, 
bie bie befteHen, ic^ mü^te bei SRot^fd^ilben eine Slnleil^e 25 
mad^en. 

Pu^madjerin. Slbet ©ie ftnb bod^ §ett 3KüIlet au« 
Setiin. 

Salomc. 3!)a« trifft bod^ ju. 

ZHüIIer. 211« \ov\x\, id^ bet einjige aJlüffet in Setiin 30 



Auft. 6.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 187 

h)äre. ÜRUtcIalterlici^er Slbcrglaube ! ipunbcrttocife laufen fie in 
Scrlin l^erum, h)o mon ^va gucft, erblidt man einen 5Küffer. 

Pu^madjcrin, Slber S^re ^räulein Staut — 

ZnüIIer. ^oX benn meine Staut — ? 
5 Salomc. ©e^en ©ie, Sie toetfd^na^jjjen fid^ ! 

ZHüIIcr. §at benn ba« ^täulein, h)oIIte id^ fagen, nid^t 
angegeben h)o bet ftaglid^e ipett ?IKüttet au« Setiin tool^nt? 

Pu^madjerin. 3«, abet bie SRabame l^at e« t)et= 
geff en ; unb ba h)it im ^embenblatte fanben — 
lo 2n filier, 9Jun, fo fagen ©ie S^tet 3JJabame : ©ie mäten 
<x\\ ben unted^ten 3Rüllet gefommen, fie foH fid^ befinnen bi« 
i^t bet ted^te einfällt, unb in ßw^wnft fid^ bie 2lbtef[en auf= 
fd^teiben. 

Pu^madjerin. SBenn ic^ l^iet unted^t bin, fo mu^ id^ 
15 um ßntfd^ulbigung bitten, m-) 

in All er (gutmütifl). 9la, fd^on gut, mein Äinb, fc^on gut. — 

Salome. 3^ "^wfe ^^'^ i>^*^w ^od^ eine ßtllätung au«= 
bitten. 

2TI filier, ©ie fe^en ja, liebfte ©alome, ein SKi^öet- 
20 ftänbni«, eine Settoed^^lung. 

Salome. 9Benn ©ie mic^ täufd^en fönnten, — id^ bin fo 
eif etfüd^tig, — toenn id^ $^l^te Siebe nic^t ganj befommen f ann, 
fo toitl ic^ fie gat nid^t. 

2Tluller. ®anj foHen ©ie fie l^aben, ©alome, ganj, 
25 nid^t ein ad^tel ^tojent foH ^l^nen betloten gelten. 

Salome. "^txix^, e« (xyxi^ toiele 9)lüllet in Setiin giebt, 
fo ift e« bod^ feltfam ba^ getabe jtoei l^iet jut 3Mef[e — 

Zn filier, ©eltfam? 9Kein ®ott! bon ben l^unbetten, 

bie e« in Setiin giebt, fommen fie bu^enbtoeife jut 3Reffe. 

30 ©ie toetben bod^ leinen Sltgtool^n liegen gegen mic^, ©alome? 



l88 GERMAN READER, 

Salome. Sld^, mir f dalägt ba^ §crj ^örbar! SBenn 
Sie bod^ — 

inüllcr. aScnn ic^ boc^ eine »raut ^ätte? 3lber ba^ 
märe ja reine Sigamie — Staat^antoalt — ®efcl^h)orne, 
3uci^t(^au^. 5Wein, ©alome, feigen ®ie mid^ an. können 5 
©ie glauben ba^ biefe e^rlid^e 5Kiene gelogen ^at? (ftro^fen.) 
§erein! ^a^ ift h)irflid^ unau^ftel^Kd^. 

Siebenter auftritt. 

9$Ort0e. @ttt Sunge (mit einer SKapV«)- 

3unge. SBof^nt l^ier §err 5KülIer? 

jrtüller. S«, f^ier h)oI^nt §err gjlütter. 2öa« fott»«? 

3un9C. öier ift bie beftellte ^^otogra^j^ie. Äoftet fed^^ 10 
3:l^aler. 

inüHcr. Da« ift falfd^, ic^ ^abe feine ^^otograjj^ie 
beftettt. 

3ungc. Sie fmb bod^ §crr SRüHer? 

TXi ü 1 1 e r, Slßerbing«. 15 

3un9e. 3(u^ 33er(in? 

inüller. 3^ ^offe, ba« fielet man mir an. 

3un9C. Älem^jner? 

2nüIIer. Sled^tDarenfabrifant, mein Sol^n. So lange 
man auf bem Sd^emel fi^t unb l^ämmert, f^ei^t'g ÄIemj)ner, 20 
h)enn aber ein Saben bajufommt mit großem Sd^aufenfter 
unb lädierten SBaren, l^ört ber Älemj)ner auf, unb ber 33led^= 
tDarenfabrifant fängt an. 

3unge, 3Keinettoegen. Slber ba§ ftimmt ja alle^: 3JlülIer, 
Berlin, 33(ed^h)arenfabri!ant. 25 

Salome. 3«, ba^ ftimmt. 



Auft. 7.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 1 89 

in ü Her. 2öa« fott ftimmen? 

3unge. 9lun ber Sled^tDarcnfabrifant 9JlüIIcr au« ©erlin 

ift öotöeftem in unfcrm Atelier getoefen unb ^at ftd^ ))^oto= 

0rapl[;ieren laffen, gro^, jum aufhängen, unb If^at gefagt: 

5 mein §err foHe ba« SSilb fd^ön retoud^ieren laffen, benn e« 

h)äre ein ©efc^enf für eine 35ame. 

Salome. ^ür eine 2)ame? iperr a)tüUer, für tüeld^e 
3)ame ^ben ©ie fid^ ^)^^otogra^)l^ieren laffenV ^ür eine 
2)ame beftellen Sie ein 33ilb, h)ä^renb ©ie mit mir — (Af, 
10 ba« ift ftarf ! 

iHüIIer. 9?un, nun, e« lönnte ja aud^ eine ganj un? 
fd^ulbige 2)ame fein, eine SWutter, eine ©d^toefter, eine 
Spante. 
Salome. §aben ©ie eine 3RutterV 
15 Zn ü 1 1 e r. 9iein. 

Salome. §aben ©ie eine ©c^tvefter'^ 
ZHuller. 5Rein. 

Salome. §aben ©ie eine 2:anteV 
ZTIuIIer. 5Rein. 
20 Salome. 9iun ift ed entf trieben, $^l^re ^alfd^^eit liegt 
am 2^age. 
müller. SiJie fo ^alfc^^eitV 

Salome. ©ie l^aben ^x 33ilb für eine anbere 2)ame 
mad^en laffen. 
25 ZHüller. Urlauben ©ie, ba« ift ja nid^t h)abv. 
Salome. 3Bie? 

ITTüller. 35a^ mu^ ein anberer 3RüUer fein. 
Salome. Slu^flüd^te ! 2)ie«mal trifft alle« ju, aWüUer, 
Serlin, Älemj)ner. 
30 ZHüller. ©led^njarenfabrüant. 



I90 GERM AN READER. 

Salomc. Da^ ftnb ©ie bod^ offenbar. 

ITTüIIcr. SBie fo? SBo tft ber »etoei«? Unter ben 
beinal^e ncunf^unbert 3KülIern in 33erlin fann e^ bod^, h)irb 
e^ aud^, mu^ eö fogar mel^rcre 35(ed^h)arcnfabrtfantcn geben, 
Don benen fid^ einer lann i^jj^otogra^jl^ieren laffen, ol^ne ba^ 5 
id^ e^ bin. 3)a^ toar ein ©d^Iu^, berel^rte %t(x\x, logifd^ 
nennt man ba^. 

Salome. kennen ©ie benn nod^ einen 33Ie(^h)arenfabri= 
fanten SRütter in »erlin? 

2TlülIer. 9?ein, id^ fenne feinen SSIed^müIIer. 10 

Salomc. 3)ann finb ©ie e^ auc^. 

ZTTülIer. SBo bleibt ber Setoei^? ©0 toenig h)ie id^ 
alle 3Jlütter fennen fann, fann ic^ aud^ alle Sled^toarenfabri^ 
fanten fennen. 

3unge. Slber id^ toitt mein (Selb! 15 

JHüIler. ©tili, ^unge! 

Salomc. D bejal^Ien ©ie immer, mein §err, unb ber^ 
eieren ©ie ber fraglid^en 2)ame ba§ 33ilb. 

müllcr. aiber \xC^ Äuiui« 5Ramen — bitte um SSer= 
jeif^ung, teuerfte ©alome! 20 

Salomc. 3^ berbitte mir bie trauliche Stnrebe, mein 
§err, toir ftnb gefc^ieben! 

JHüIIcr. ©efd^ieben, nod^ el^e toir getraut fmb? 

Salomc. Dber betoeifen ©ie ba^ ©ie nid^t ber Sled^« 
h)arenfabrifant 3KüIler (xyx^ Serlin ftnb, ber biefeg 33ilb beftellt 25 
^at. 

Ztlullcr. 3Bie foll id^ benn betoeifen ba^ ic^ id^ bin unb 
nid^t ein anberer? 5^ ^^"^ ^^^ i^/ wnb biefeg mein 3^^ 
fann bod^ nur im SSergleid^ mit einem anbern gd^ fic^ alö 
ba§ ed^te rechte ^d^ ertoeifen; n)enn ic^ aber fein anbere§ 3° 



Auft. 7.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 191 

%ij neben mid^ ftetten fann, fo bleibe td^ bod^ immer id^ — 
iperr ®ott, id^ berl^ebbere mir ganj. 

Salotne. 2)a« tl^un Sie aud^, ©ie I5nnen ben Sehjei^ 
nid^t fül^ren, alfo finb Sie entlarvt. («Jinge^«.) 
5 ZHüIIer. §alt! %ij toerbe e^ betoeifen. 

Salome. SBie? 

ZTTuIIer. 28ie bumm ba^ mir ba$ nic^t gleid^ einfiel. 
SKenn id^ mid^ l^abe J)^otogra^)^ieren laffen, fo mu^ ba« 33ilb 
bod^ aud^ mein S3i(b fein. 
10 Salome. 6« XdxxV^ auc^ fein. 

XHüIIcr. Äann'« nid^t fein, ber ^^otograj)^ mü^te mid^ 
benn im SSorbeigel^en geftol^Ien l^aben. §er mit bem Silbe. 

3 U n 9 e. i&ier. (öffnet tle aRa»)pe.) 

müller. a5a fe^en fie felbft, bin id^ ba«V 
15 Salome. 2affen Sie fe^en. (wimmt bo« »iibo 

ZHüIIer. 2)iefe 3=ra^e fönnen Sie bod^ nid^t für mid^ 
l^alten. Selben Sie ben großen 9Runb, bie bidfe 9lafe, bie 
Ileinen Slugen, ber Äerl ift ja J)olijeih)ibri0 l^ä^lid^. Sold^en 
©efid^tern foffte bon Dbrigfeit« toegen verboten tverben fid^ 
2o J)l^oto0ra^)l^ieren %\x laffen, bamit fold^e ipä^Iid^Ieit unferer 
aufgeflärten 3^it nid^t in lünftige ^al^rl^unberte gelange. 

Salome (öiebtba8»uDäurücf). 9Jein, ba§ finb Sie boc^ nid^t. 

ITTüIIer. 2)anfe für gütige Slnerlennung. 

3un9e. SBie ift e« benn mit ben fed^« 2:mern? 
25 ZlTüIIer. 2)u fte^ft bod^ ba^ biefe ^l^otograj)l^ie unb id^ 
jh)ei berfc^iebene ^ßerfonen finb! 

3ungc. 3fla, ba mag ber iperr f eiber feigen, h)o er ben 
redeten finbet, id^ laufe fd^on in allen ©aft^öfen l^erum. (stb.) 

2TT U 1 1 e r (trium^^ierenb, fteat ftc^ bor ©aloine). 9lun ? 

30 Salome. SQBie? 



192 GERM AN READER, 

IlTüIIcr. 9lun? 

5 a 1 m e. Stttcrbing^ ! 

illüller. 5Run? 

Salomc. Sie toaren eö nid^t. 

in ü Her. aSie fte^e id^ ba im ©ctoanbe bct Unfd^ulb? 5 

Sa lome. 3c^ ^abc ©ie in falfd^em SSerbad^tc gel^abt. 

2TtüIIcr. 25ie« ©eftänbni« entwaffnet meine geredete 
6mj)finblid^feit. 5Run barf id^ aud^ lieber ©alome fagen? 

5 a 1 m e (»erfc^ämt). äd^ §err ÜRüffer ! 

ZHüIIer. "^^xiXi Sie wüßten toeld^ tDunberbare Sßerän= 10 
berung in mir öorgegangen ift feitbem ic^ ©ie gefeiten l^abe. 
©Ott \oqA mu^ ^x ©eliger für ein Ungeheuer getoefen fein 
ba^ er biefen ^i^<x% nid^t ju fd^ä^en tou^te, ba^ er ©ie nid^t 
auf ben §änben trug, ba^ er biefen Ileinen ^ü^en geftattete 
ben raul^en 93oben ber SBirflid^feit ju betreten, ^reilid^ in 15 
©d^Ieuftngen haaren ©ie nid^t an "^x^m ^(a^e. 9lur in 
Serlin mei^ man ba^ ^iflm ju fd^ä^en, 9!Ketroj)oIe ber 
Sntettigenj nennt man ba^. 2)arf id^ nun bem fd^önen '^x^t 
xcCxij näl^ern unb bie ?Jrage oxi ©ie rid^ten — («topfen.) herein! 
2)ag h)irb immer ärger! 20 

addier auftritt. 
Sortge. S^elltter« 

Kellner. §err 9Rütter, ein §err h)itt fie fj)red^en. (gr 
märtet im Sleftauration^jimmer, id^ tDodte il^n nid^t l^erauf 

laffen, h)eil id^ nid^t toU^te — (wirft einen «Ucf auf (Solome). 

ZHülIer. ©d^on gut, fd^on gut, id^ lomme! 

Kellner (ob). 25 

ZHüIIer. SReine teuetfte ©alome, irgenb ein ©efd^äft! 

@« ift eben 9Keffe. ^d^ eile e§ rafd^ abjumad^en, fünft 



lO 



Auft. 9.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK\ 193 

fommt ber ^^^"^^^ ^^^ l^erauf. ©leic^ bin id^ toiebet bei 

Salome (naein). §m! I^ml bcr 3Kann ift tDirflid^ rcd^t 
Ueben^toürbiß. 3^ör fein Sünglinö me^r, aber id^ bin ja 
wxi^ fc^on eine SBittoe. 6r ift gebilbet, f^jrici^t gut, unb in 
SerHn toirb ftd^'d bod^ QivAj angenehmer leben laffen^ aU in 
Sd^leufingen. ^d^ foQte eigentlich ja fagen, ba aUe^ bereite 
fo tt>eit abgemacht ift^ e^ ift mir aber immer ald l^ielte mid^ 
^XmoA jurüdt. (ft(o))fen.) ic^erein. Wein @ott unb id^ bin adein 
f^ier. 

neunter Uuftritt. 

(3a(ome. Sortier (bringt einen «rief). 
Portier (tegt l>en »rief auf ben %\\6^). ^Ür §errn 3KülIer. (?lb.) 

Salome. ßin 33rief für i^n. (stimmt i^n.) §a! ba« ^at 
fieser ein ^^^auenjimmer gefd^rieben. (Sieft.) „§errn ®. SKütter, 
berjeit in £ei^)jig, Hotel de Pologne." SBenn ic^ h)ü^te 
15 h)a« in bem Sriefe ftel^t. 3Kein SfrgtDol^n feiert jurüdf. 35a« 
ift fidler eine ^rauenjimmerl^anb, fie ift fri^lid^ unb fd^toer 
ju (efen. "^twx^. biefer 93rief Slufflärung für mic^ entl^ielte! 
!3c^ mad^e i^n auf! §m! ba« barf man nid^t. 3lber e« 

^anbelt ftd^ um meine ganje 3w^w"f*- 2)<* ^^^'^ ^^" f^^" 
20 ein Heine« Unred^t begel^en. (öffnet unb ueft.) ,,XreuIof er" ! 3öa« 
ift ba«? r»3^ W^^ öUe« erfal^ren. S)u h)illft mid^ berlaffen, 
h)ie bu fc^on fo mand^e berlaf[en l^aft. Äannft bu ba« 
toirflid^ an mir t^un? 2lc^, ic^ l^ätte bir niemal« ®e^ör 
fd^enlen foHen. Sitte SBelt tüei^ ba^ bu ein 2)on 3uan bift 
25 unb fd^on mand^e« tDeiblid^e §erj gebrod^en l^aft." ßntfe^Iid^! 
D e« h)ar eine ^Jügung be« Sc^idffal«, bie mid^ biefen Srief 
finben lie^. SBäie ^ei^t benn bie Unglüdflid^e? (Sie^t m^ ber 



194 GERM AN READER, 

unterft^rtft.) Slutora. Slmtc^ SBefcn! (ßieft »eiter.) ,,Sl6er \ij 
glaubte beinen Sc^tDüren, 2:reuIofer, benn mein unerfal^rene^ 
§erj lonnte fo öiel ^^Ifd^l^eit nid^t a^nen. %t%i, tüie id^ 
^öre, toiUft bu l^eiraten, nad^ ®e(be l^eiraten/' $a! fo löft 
ftd^ bag Slätfel, mein ®elb ^at il^n ju mir geführt. „3Kan 5 
fagt ba^ beine 33ermögeng^umftänbe fc^Ied^t finb; (eiber bin 
i(^ felbft arm unb fann bir nid^t l^elfen." D h)er ^ätte ba« 
gebac^t! 2Ber ^tte ba^ l^inter biefem SWenf d^en gefud^t, ber 
fo e^rlid^ au^fiel^t. 3Kit einem ^^e ftanb id^ fd^on am 
3tanbe be^ 3Serberben^. %(x, yx, er mu^ ein SSerfül^rer fein, 10 
benn aud^ id^ fül^Ie mic^ ju il^m l^ingejogen. (ftiopfen,) 2Ber 
fommt? SBeg mit bem 93riefe! (©tedt i^n ein.) 

5cl^ntcr Uuftritt. 
Salome. ßat^artne (tritt ein). 

Katljarine. ßntfd^ulbigen ©ie, man toie« mic^ l^ierl^er. 
!5d^ bin ttfol^I nid^t red^t. 
Salome. 3" toem hjünfd^en ©ie? 15 

Kat^arine. Söo^nt ^ier §err ^Jlütter? 
Salome, Slfferbing^. 
Kat^arine. §err ©ottUeb ^Kutter? 
S a 1 m c (mit fteigenber eifctfuc^t). @anj red^t. 
Kat^artnc. 3lu« Serlin? 20 

S a 1 m C. 2)erf elbe. (aWi&t fte mit fcinbUc^en «tiden.) 
Katl^artne (mi&t ©olome mit fcinblicfjen «Citfen). 3^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ — 

Salome. §err 5Kütter ift t\itx\, abgerufen toorben unb 
tüirb tDO^I gleid^ jurüdffel^ren. 

Katf^artne. So erlauben ©ie mir tool^l etloag %\x 25 
tDarten. 



Auft. 10.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 195 

Salome, Sd^ l^abe l^ier nid^t^ ju erlauben. 

Kcit^CIttTtC (mit immer gereimterem Xone). §nt ! 
S et 1 Ttl e (mit immer fteigenber f^einbfeligfeiO. $nt ! 

(hinter ber Scene entfernt, Xoxt )}on ber @traBe herauf ^rfe mit Okfang ; ..©<^mä(e, 

f(^mä(e lieber Sunge/ auö 2)on ^uan). 

Katl^arine. §m. 
5 Salome. ©ie belieben V 

Katt^arine. D, nic^t«. 

Salome. §m. 

Kat^arinc. ©ie belieben? 

Salome. D, nid^t«, id^ l^abe ^ier fein SRed^t ju fragen, 
lo Kat^artne. SKöglid^! SßieHeid^t ^ätte id^ et^er ein Siedet 
baju. 

Salome. 2öie fo? 

!:{ a t Ij a r i n e. 3d^ fte^e in Sejie^ungen ju iperrn 3D?üIler — 

Salome. So? ^n Sejiel^ungen ftel^en ©ie? Darf man 
15 Dielleid^t toiffen in tveld^en? 

Katljartne. SBarum nid^t? §en SKüHer ift mein Ser^ 
lobter. %ij toürbe mir fonft nid^t erlaubt ^aben il^n, einen 
unverheirateten §errn auf feinem 3iw^^"^^ jw befuc^en. 

Salome. SBotten ©ie toielleid^t bamit fagen — ? 
2o Kat^arine. SBa«? 

Salome. 9lid^t«, nid^tg! ©j)red^en ©ie nur weiter! 

Kat^arine. §err 3Jlütter ift öor ein ^aar 3:agen an- 
gelommen, id^ !e^re l^eute morgen ^\x^ S)re^ben jurüd, ers 
fa^re feine SBo^nung burd^ baö ^embenblatt unb bin eth)a« 
25 erftaunt — 

Salome. 9Kid^ l^ier ju finben? 

Katljartne. @th)a^ bergleid^en. 

Salome. aSietteid^t \j^t id^ aud^ ba^ Siedet ^ier ju fein. 



196 GERM AN READER. 

Kat^arine. 9Bie? 

Salome. SBcnn nun ipert 3RüHer aud^ mit mir bcriobt 
toäre ! 

Kat^artne, 3Ba^ fagcn SicV 

Salome. 3Ba« bcr SBal^r^eit fe^r nal^e !ommt. 5 

Kat^arine. 9Bie? ©ie Ratten mir meinen SBerlobten 
abfj)enftig gemad^t? 

Salome. 6« fragt \\ij, mer l^ier ältere Sted^te ^at. 

Katljarine. 3d^, id^, id^! 

Salome (^a^nifc^). Seruf^igen ©ie fid^, id^ trete ^^fX^tx^ 10 
alle SRed^te ab, bie ic^ auf §errn ^JlüHer ^aben fönnte. 5iie 
toerbe id^ mid^ fo h)eit erniebrigen mit einem SKanne mid^ ju 
öerbinben, ber treulos eine anbere nebenbei l^at. 

Katljarine (immer äomißer). 5lebenbeiV 2)a^ ift ftarf. 
SBenn eine Don un^ nebenbei ift, fo finb ©ie e^! 15 

Salome. SBie? 3d^? 

Katl^arine. S)od^ berul^igen ©ie fid^. (.wnif(^) §err 
SKüUer h)irb fommen, toirb un§ Siebe ftel^en, unb XotXKX^, e§ 
XOQ^x ift ba^ ©ie 2lnf})rüd^e auf il^n ^aben, trete id; jurüdE; 
id^ bin ju ftolj bie Siebe eineö 3Ranne« teilen ju tooHen. 20 

elfter Uttftritt. 

ZHüller (bemeiit fint^ariuc iiic^t gleich). ©0, baö Joäre abge« 
madbt, nun fmb h)ir l^offentlid^ ungeftört, meine teure ©alome. 
Salome. 3wi^üdf, mein §err, ©ie finb entlarvt! 
ITT ü Her. ©d^on tüieber? 

Salome. ©eljen ©ie nid^t bort ^^re i^erlobteV 25 

IHüller. Sierlobte? 



Auft. 11.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 197 

Salome. 9iun mein ^räulcin, erflären Sie jic^. 
Kat^arinc. %qA ift nic^t §err 3Kütter. 
XHüIIcr. SBBa«? §eute ben ganjen 2:afl bin id^ in einem 
fort 5Kütter, 5Wütter für jeben onbern 3Rütter, unb nun foH 
5 \ij auf einmal gar nic^t 3Rütter fein? 

Kat^arine. Sie toären §err 9KülIer? 
2nüIUr, 3a! 
, Kat^artne. Slu« Serlin? 

JTTüIIer. Sd^meid^Ie mir au« Serlin ju fein, l^offe ba^ 
lo meine Haltung, mein ganje« Söefen ba« nid^t gügen ftraft. 
Salome. 3a, ja, mein ^räulein, ba« ift §err ®ottIieb 
5!KülIer au« Serlin. 

Kat^arine. So finb Sie nic^t ber, ben id^ fuc^e, unb 
id^ bitte um ßntfc^ulbigung. Sie müf[en einen 9tamen«t)etter 
15 in Serlin l^aben. 

XrtüIIer. einen? äc^, lüeit über ad^t^unbert. 
Kat^artne. Seltfam ba^ Sie aud^ ben 9Jamen Sott- 
Heb führen, 
ZHüIIer. @ar nid^t feltfam! Unter ben l^unberten Ser^ 
20 liner 3Küttern ^eifeen getoi^ ein Jjaar 2)u^enb aud^ ©ottlieb. 
Kat^arine. So bitte id^ um ©ntfd^ulbigung, mein 
^täulein. 
Salome. 3Kabame, h>enn*« beliebt. 
Katl^arine. Sllfo, 5Dlabame, Sie l^ätten übrigen« gleid^ 
25 beulen fönnen ba^ ein junge« SWäbd^en toie id^ nid^t einen 

fo ältlid^en §errn jum 3SerIobten baben toirb. Sitte 

nod^mal« um SSerjei^ung. (9ib). 

HT ü 1 1 e r (ßcgcn Me j^üre iiQc^rufenb). ^Itlid^er §err? 3)a« ift 

ftarl. erlauben Sie, id^ bin ein 3Dlann in feinen beften 

^0 3^^^^"- älttid^er §err. 3lac^ meinem §erjen ^u urteilen 



198 GERM AN READER. 

bin xij ein Sw^Ö^i^Ö/ k^"" '^ W^^ ^^^ järtlid^ftc Siebe ! — 
35oci^ tüag h)itt id^? @^ ift eine 2)ame, bie mid^ beleibigt 
^at, unb gegen eine 2)ame ^at man feine SSäaffen. 9lun %\x 
un^, meine teure ©alome! 

Salome. 3«^^^^*/ "^^i" §^^- 5 

ZHüIIer. aSa«? ©ie l^ören ja ba^ e^ ein Irrtum toar, 
ba^ biefe 3)ame einen anbern 3Küffer fud^t. SSietteic^t ift e^ 
ber, ber ben fyxi bega^Ien fottte, ober ber fid^ ^at ^)l^otogra= . 
^)l^ieren laffen. 3?un ba^ ift ftarf. (®c0cn bie %mty 3Rein 
^räulein, toenn biefer ^^oto0ra^)l^ifd^e SDlütter "^x 5Dlütter ift, 10 
mit bem nel^me id^ e^ nod^ auf. Sold^ ein ^ra^engefid^t 
barf fid^ nid^t x\,%\itx\. mid^ ftellen. Sie fe^en alfo, teuerfte 
©alome, ba^ id^ unfd^ulbig bin, toenn aud^ einen Sfugenblidf 
ber ©d^ein eineg SSerbad^te^ auf mir rul^te. 

S alome. SBagen ©ie e^ nod^ mir unter bie 2(ugen ju 15 
treten? 

ZHüller. SDiefer Jon — ! 

Salome. 2)on ^uan! 

Znüller. D»)er ijon 3Kojart. SBa« fott bie ^ier? 

Salome. ©ie finb ein S)on ^wan! 20 

rtlüller. 3c^? 3ld^, bu lieber ®ott. ©in S3led^tparen= 
fabrifant unb S)on ^wan. 5ßa^t nid^t. 

Salome. Serftedfen ©ie fid^ nur hinter elenben ©^)ä^en, 
e^ l^ilft S^nen nid^t^ me^r. %i} nenne I^xk^xk einen 5Ramen 
unb ©ie öerftummen. 25 

ZHüller. 2)a toäre id^ begierig. 

Salome. 2turora! 

in ü Her. aiurora? 

Salome. Kennen ©ie Slurora nid^t? 

Zrtüller. 5Die ©öttin ber 3Korgenröte. 30 



Auft 11.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 199 

Salome. Sie möbelt fic^ breiten unb toenben toic ©ie 
loollen, e« ift alle^ entbetft. 3«^ ^^^ ^i"^" ©rief. 

JlTüIIer. aSon meinem aSetter? 

Salome. 9lu«flüd^te! @in ©rief für ©ie ift atöegeben 
5 iDorben^ id^ brad^ i^n auf. 

HlüIIer. ©ie btad^en i^n auf? 

Salome. 3" "«einer öejiel^ung ju Sinnen toar id^ baju 
bered^tigt. Diefer 93rief ftefft ©ie in "^xtx gonjen S3Iö^e 
bar. 3)a, lefen ©ie, berftummen ©ie. 
lo ZHüIIer. @in berliner berftummt nie. Urlauben ©ie 
(3)ur(^f«eflt ben »rief.) ä^ ! — 31^ ! — 2)a« ift ftarf ! — ^fui ! — 
äbfd^eulid^ ! — 3)a« ift n)irf lid^ emjjörenb ! ©o )u ^anbeln — 
unglaublid^ ! 

Salome. 3^ ^i" ^^öierig, h)ie ©ie fid^ I^ier I^eraud^ 
15 iDinben h)erben. 

ZU ü 11 er. ©ie glauben bod^ nid^t ba^ biefer ©rief an 
mid^ gerichtet ift? 

Salome. 3tn n)en fonft? S^i^ "^xv^t ben S^f^tt, ber i^n 
mir in bie §änbe geführt ^at. 
20 JTlüIIer. 3lber ber ©rief jja^t \x nid^t auf mic^, h)ie 
fönnte er wa mid^ fein? 

Salome. 9lid^t an ©ie? SBotten ©ie noc^ leugnen? §ier 

ift bie Slbreffe: §err 5Kütter au« SJerlin, berjeit in fieijjjig, 

Hotel de Pologne ! 2)a« ftimmt boc^ alle« auf ba« genauefte. 

25 JlTüIIer. 2)a mu^ fw^ jemanb einen fd^led^ten ©d^erj 

gemacht ^aben. 

Salome. ®Iauben ©ie benn ba^ id^ mic^ mit fold^en 
h)inbigen Stu^reben abfertigen laffe. ©ie ftnb ein Ungeheuer! 

ZHüIIer. 3^ Ido^I, ein Ungeheuer bon ©utmütigleit, 
30 <in Hngel^euer bon 6^rli(^feit, ein Ungeheuer bon 3ä^tlid^!eit 
bin ic^. 2)a fe^en ©ie ^er! i&ei^t ba« aRütter? 



200 GERMAN READER, 

Salome. SBa« fonft? 

JlTüIIer, 5Wöttet I^ei^t eS! S)ie morgenrötKci^e Slurora 
fd^reibt eine fd^Ied^te i&anb; toenn man nid^t genau ^infiel^t, 
!ann man fd^on ein Ö für ein Ü anfe^en. So ift e^ bem 
Sortier gegangen^ fo ift e^ ^xitXK gegangen. 5 

Salomc. SSäre e^ möglid^? (mmmt Me «breffe). iQm, ja, 
ba$ tonnte aud^ ein Ö fein. 

ZnüHcr. e« ift ein Ö, e« ift getüi^ ein Ö. »c^, toie 
fauer tvirb e^ mir gemad^t, '^x^ §ulb ju ertüerben. Stber 
nun bin Hd^ fiegreic^ burc^gefommen, nun fte^e ic^ am 3^^"^ ^ 
meiner SBünfd^e, nun — (ftto»>fen). Jaufenb 3)onnern)etter, ^ört 
ba^ no(^ nid^t auf? — herein! 

5t9dlfter auftritt. 
Vorige, ^oliaeilieamter. 

PoHseibeamter. %\)x Diener, mein iperr. 

ZHüIIer. ^^r Diener! 

Poliscibeamter. ©ie finb §err 3Rütter? 15 

müller. Sc^ Wn i&err aRütter. 

PoIt5ctbeamter (fie^t in einem ^a^crc nac^). 9(u« Serlin? 

müller. äug Serlin. 

PoHsetbeamter. 393ol^nI^aft in ber ^iebrid^ftra^e ? 

ItTüIIer. aSo^n^aft in ber ^riebrid^ftra^e. 20 

Polisetbcamter. Da« trifft ja t)ott!ommen. 

2TtüIler. SP ^^i" Äunftftüd; Sie \jobtx\, e« ja aufge^ 
fd^rieben. SBa« ftel^t ju ^bren Dienften? 

Poliäeibeamter. %ii mu^ ©ie bitten, mir auf« 
^olijeiamt %\x folgen. 25 

JlTülIer. 5ßo(ijeiamt? ©eien ©ie fo gut. 3d^ l^abe ba- 
ni(^t« ^u fuc^en. 



Auft. 12.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 20I 

Polisetbeamter. 3lber öietteid^t tiXooL^ ju finben. 
Slod^ einmal mu^ t(^ ©ie bitten mitjuge^en. 

müller. Söeg^db benn? 

Poltsctbeamter* 3^ «ww, Sie finb au« öerlin mit 
5 §interlaffun0 öon ©d^ulben entflogen, ba« GJerid^t l^at ben 
Sanfrott au«gef^)roci^en unb, ein StedEbrief forbert, ba^ man 
ftd^ Si^rer ^erfon bemächtige. 

Salome. So n)äre eö bod^ ein Ü! SBeld^e ©ntbedfung! 

ZlTüIIer. Äeine ©ntbedfung, eine SSerbedEung. 3^ ^^^ 
lo nid^t ber, ben Sie fachen, bin nic^t 33anftotts3Rütter. 

Poliseibeamter. SBenn Sie bafür gültige Setoeife 
ftetten lönnlen — 

ZlTü((er (^o(t eine ^a^farte aus feiner «rieftafc^e). 3(1^^ ofCj, \j\tX ift 

meine ^a^farte. 

15 Poliseibcamter (öerglelt^t Me Äorte mit feinem ^o^ier). 3KüIIer, 

Serlin, J^iebrid^ftra^e, ftimmt atteö ganj genau. 

Sa lomc. §err SRüHer, Sie feigen ba^ unter biefen Ums 
ftänben — 

ZHüIIcr. 9Ba« benn, teuerste Salome? 
20 Salome. SBenn Sie ftd^ bon biefer 33efd^ulbigung nid^t 
reinigen lönnen — ad^ e§ toar bod^ ein Ü auf jenem Briefe. 

ITTüllcr. ein Ö h)ar eö, ein ö. SlOe Sffietter, mu^ ic^ 

benn für alle ^KüHer ber SBelt ber SünbenbodE fein? §en, 

id^ bin h)al^rl^aftig nic^t ber, ben Sie fud^en. 3Kein ©efd^äft 

25 ift in Drbnung, ic^ l^abe feine Sd^ulben, bin ein h)ol^ls 

^benber 3Wann. 

PoIt$cibeamter. Sie finb bod^ 3Wüller (x\x^ Serlin. 

ZHülIer. (So giebt balb neunl^unbert 3Dflüller in Serlin. 

Poüsetbcamter. 3lber auö ber griebrid^ftra^e. 
30 IHülIcr. Slud^ in ber ^riebrid^ftra^e giebt e« ein ))aar 
2)u|enb SMütter. 



202 GERMAN READER. 

Poltseibeamter. 6« t^ut mir leib, ober öorber^anb 
treffen atte 3lnjeic^en bei ^xitx^, ein unb ©ie muffen mit mir 
gelten. 

müller. Söo^in benn? 

Poliscibeamter. SBir l^aben fo Heine ftiHe ©tübd^en, 5 
bon benen h)ir ^mx^, ein« jur SBo^nung einräumen, bi« 
©ie beriefen ^aben, ba^ ©ie nid;t ber SKüHer fmb ben toir 
fud^en. 

müller. ©titte ©ttibc^en! 3Riete gratis, 3lu«ft(^t auf 
ben §of, SKeublement mangell^aft! Danfe fd^ön! 3^ ^^^ ^° 
gar feine '^txi "^xt ftitten ©ttib(^en ju befud^en; l^^ier feigen 
©ie meine S3raut, geborne iparttoig qlvä ©c^Ieufingen, id^ 
mu^ l^eiraten. 

Salome. D, bat)on finb \o\x tveiter aU je. 

ZITüHer. SSJer ba ben SSerftanb nid^t verliert \f^\. leinen 15 
ju verlieren, fagt ein getüiffer Seffmg. gc^ bin ja unfd^ulbig, 
§err ^ßolijei! 

PoHsetbeamter. 9Benn ba« ganje ©ignalement auf 
©ie ))a^t? 

in ü II er. §alt! Da« ©ignalement! 35a« I^aben toir 20 
nod^ nic^t gehabt. §offentIid^ l^at ber 33anfrott::9Kütter einige 
Seberfledfen unb 9RuttermaIe, bie nid^t auf mid^ ^)affen. 
Saffen ©ie feigen. 

poltsei beamtet (Heft üeröicic^eub). 9)lül[er ift ein 9Rann 
in mittleren S^'^'^^w. 25 

ITtüIIer. 35a« "^(x^W 

Salome. Sllfo! 

Poltseibeamter. 5Rafe getoö^nlit^! 

Zn Ü 1 1 C r (faftt on feine «nfe). §m, l^m. 

Salome, 35a« "^ol^W 30 



Auft. 12.] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 203 

PoIi5etbeamter. SRunb gro^! 

JlTüIIer. §öflici^ tft ba« Signalement nic^t. 

Salomc. 3lber e^ j)o^t. 

Poliseibeamter. ©tim mittel. 
5 ZTIüIIer. ßrlauben ©ie, id^ I^abe eine l^o^e Stirn, ge- 
banlenreic^ nennt man bad. 

Poltseibeamtcr. darüber lo^t ftd^ jtreiten. ipaar 
bunlel. 

Salome. 3)ad ^a^t! 
10 JlTüIIer, SBirb benn ni(^t balb ettoa^ fommen, ba« nic^t 
>)a^t? 

Poliseibeamter. Sleligion ^roteftantif d^ 1 

müller. §alt! 

Salome. 3Bie! §aben Sie nid^t in 3^ren 3Ser^anb= 
15 lungen gefagt, ba^ Sie Jjroteftantifd^ finb? 

ZUüIIer. Über Sleligiondangelegen^eiten ftreite id^ nie. 

Polt sei be am t er. 35efonbere Äennjeid^en. 

ZHüIIer. §alt, je^t fommt*^! @in ^)aar SDu^enb 2eber= 
fledfen, Sommerf^)roffen, ein Heiner 8udel — h)ie? 
20 Polisetbeamter. Sluffattenb ftarfer §aarn)ud^^. 

ZHüIIer. §alt! 35a« »)a^t nic^t! 

Poliseibeamter. §m, %%% §aar ift jiemlid^ ftar!. 

müller. aber — 

Salome. D ja, ba^ Sie ftarfe« §aar ^aben ift mir 
25 gteic^ aufgefallen. 

müller. Stber — 

Po Hseibe amter. 9lun? 

ZTTüIIer. Xeuerfte Salome, h)otten Sie nid^t einen SCugen^ 
blid in 3^^ ßimmer treten? 
30 Salome. 9Jid^t öon ber Stelle ge^e \if, id^ toill ®e= 
toi^^eit l^aben. 



204 GERMAN READER, 

in ü Her. 5Run benn, fo feigen Sie einen Slugenblitf jum 
Jyenftet ^inau^. 
Sa lomc. 3Be«^alb benn? 
JlTüIIer. 3c^ fage e« ^(^nen f^)äter. 
Salome. Slber — 5 

ZU ü 11 er (Mttenb). 9lur einen 3fugen6Iic!! 

Salome. ©ei eg brum! (®le^t sum genftet ^innuS). 
Znüder (nimmt bie ^errütfe s\\i unb ^eifit eine gro^e ®(a$e). ^ft ba$ 

ftarfer §aarh)U(i^«? 

PoHseibeamter. Stein, ba« B^i^^w *i^iff* »^i^* 5"- '^ 

Hl ü Her (bewerft ft(^ rnf* »ieber). SRa enblic^ ! ©Ott fei Donf! 

Salome. I)arf id^ mid^ umbrel^en? 

JlTüHcr. 3)re^en Sie ftd^ um, meine Unfd^ulb ftra^It 
im ^ettften Siebte. 

Salome. SEBirflid^? ©ie toären fein Sanfrottierer? 15 

ZTTülIer. 31^ — a^ — Salome, ^ben Sie ba^ toirflid^ 
glauben fönnen? S^wgen Sie für mid^, mein §err. 

poHseibeamter. ©^ fc^eint mir atterbing^, hjenn id^ 
nod^ baju "^x ganjeö 3Befen in SCnfd^lag bringe, ba^ Sie 
nid^t ber ftnb, ben n)ir fud^en. 9Cud^ l^aben h)ir nod^ eine 20 
anbere S^)ur, auf bie id^ i)on Slnfang an mel^r gegeben ^abe. 
3d^ h)itt Sie borberl^anb nid^t Leiter beläftigen, tvenn Sie 
mir toerfpred^en bor morgen abenb nid^t abjureifen. 

ZITüIIer. 3^ "^'^"^^ ol^ne^in fo lange ^ier geblieben. 

PoHseibeamtcr. Söottten Sie 3^r 3Bort nid^t galten, 25 
h)ürben Sie fic^ bietteid^t Unanne^mlid^feiten au^fe^en, benn 
beobad^ten laffen h)ir Sie bennod^, bi^ h)ir ben redeten ^aben. 
"^tXKXK xij Sinnen befd^tperlid^ gefallen bin, fo fd^reiben Sie 
e^ fid^ felbft ju. 

ITTüUer. 2ßie fo? 30 



Auft. 13] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCk\ 20$ 

PoHseibeamter. SBarum l^ei^en Sic 3RüIler? ©uten 
SKorgen. («bo 

inüller. Sßarum j^ei^en ©ie SJlütter! ©c^on toieber. 
Sd^ >ei^e 9Küaer, ic^ toerbe üRütter ^ei^cn, i(^ toitt ^Kutter 
5 l^ei^en ! 3)oci^ ftitt ! 9lun Salomc, l^at ftd^ nid^t ba^ Unglüd 
ober ein tüdifc^er ^obolb mit feiner ganjen Sod^eit an mid^ 
gemad^t^ unb bin id^ nic^t au$ aütn groben l^erau^gegangen 
n)ie ein @nget ber Unfd^ulb? 

5 a 1 m e. '^i) mu^ geftel^en — 
lo in ü Her. 3a gefielen Sie — 

Salome. 2öa«? 

in ü II er. ®a^ Sie mid^ lieben, ba^ Sie bie SReine 
tüerben tootten — 

Salome (öerft^ämt). 3Benn nur — 
15 ZHüIIer mtm. Äein SQäenn unb fein 2lber — (»immti^te 
^anb) feigen Sie mir in bie Slugen, ba finben Sie '^\}x 33ilb, 
ba^ au$ meinem §erjen toiberftral^It. — (»cugt [\^ m t^r.) 

Dreifel^nter Huftritt. 
Vorige. $au{terer (ftedt ben stopf burc^ bie zi^üxe). 

^auftercr. SBa^ ju ^anbeln? 

in ü Her. 2)onnerh)etter, toer ge^t fo gerabeju bei ben 
2o geuten? 

^aufierer. ®ott ber ©ered^te, I^abe id^ geflo^jft brei^ 
mal ganj leife, l^aben Sie nid^t gerufen §erein, ^be id^ mir 
gebac^t — 

ITtüIIer. 2)en!en Sie h)a^ Sie motten, aber brausen. 
25 ^aufterer. 3lIfo l^aben Sie nij ju ^anbeln? 

HTüIIer» 9iid^tg, nid^tg ! §inaug fotten Sie ge^en, 
^inau^ ! 



206 GERMAN READER, 

■ 

^aufterer. ®ott ber ©ered^tc! h)a^ für ein jorniger 
3Kann! («b.) 

ZTIuIIer. @g ift jum 2^euf einölen. ©otDie man in järt« 
lid^e Stimmung lommt^ mu^ man ftd^ ärgern. («Sc^mad^tenb.) 
3«fo ©alome — ? 5 

Salome. ©ie muffen aber S^ren 5lamen änbern, fonft 
fomme ic^ aud^ in 3Sertoec^^lungen. 

ZHüIIer. %xi aSernjed^^Iungen? 3Rit einem anbern SWüHer? 

2)a^ möchte id^ mir l^öflid^ft herbitten. 816er ben 5Ramen 

änbern? Da« gel^t nid^t. 2)a müßten toir an ben Äönig 10 

gelten, unb ber geftattet fo etn)aS nur in ganj bringenben 

glätten. 
Salome. Slber — 

ZnüIIer. 3^ W^^ fo I<*"0^ M i>^« 9iamen ?!RüIIer ge= 
\jlxi, h)ie fönnte id^ mid^ an einen neuen gen)öl^nen. 15 

Salome. 3<^, aber — 

ZHüIIer. SBenn nun in Slmerifa ein D^eim ftürbe unb 
l^interlie^e mir einige 3Rittionen, ^ätte id^ bann meinen 3ta= 
men abgelegt, fämen \d\x um bie ßrbfd^aft. 

Salome. §aben ©ie benn einen D^eim? 20 

ZHüIler^ 5Rein. 

Salome. 9?un alfo. %i} tüei^ nic^t h)ag ©ie <xx[. einem 
3?amen l^ängen, ber fo gelDÖ^nlid^ ift. 

2Tr ü 1 1 e r. ©etoö^nlic^ ? 5ßun Seuerfte, ©ie l^ei^en ©d^mibt, 
h)aö l^aben ©ie benn borauS? SBenn eg in 33erlin na^e q:^^, 25 
neun^unbert 9RülIer giebt, fo giebt e« aud^ über ad^t^nbert 
©d^miebe. 3öir \i^tx\. einanber nid^t^ borjulDerfen. 2)od^ 
l^alt, jufammenh)erfen tüollen h)ir — h)ie unfere §erjen, fo 
unfere 5Wamen. aSir nennen yxx^^ 5Dflütter=©d^mibt ober 
©d^mibts9Rütter. SBa« meinen ©ie? 30 



Auft. 14 ] MÜLLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 20/ 

Sa lomc. 2)ad lie^e \\i} überlegen. 
ZITüIIer. Unb nun %\fx 3a! 
Sa lome. 3^ benn! 

ZnüIIer. §immlifc^e« SBort. ^e^t bre^en Sie 3^r 
5 liebes Äö^jfd^en ^erum, (umfofet fic) unb loffen ©ie mi(^ ben 
erften Äu^ auf ^^re fü^en 2i))^)en brütfen! 
Sa lome oträubt fi(§ icife). 9BaS tl^un Sie? 
21X0 Her. 3^ forbere mein Siecht, ben SSerlobungs^fu^. 

(^t i^c ben fio^f l^erumgcbrel^t unb luiQ fte fflffen.) 

2>ier?eltnter Uuftritt. 
Sortge. S^arbter. 

lo Barbier (ftetrt ben sropf burc^ bte ^^uce, fc^narrenb). Staftereu ge^ 
f ättig ? 

SalomC (fQ^rt jurürf). 9tc^! 

ZnüIIcr (fä^rt iurüd). Üaufenb Donnerh)etter ! 

Benebt;. 



(Einer muf f^ciratcn* 

£ujifpicl in einem 2lft. 

^crfoncn. 

3a!ob gorn, l 53vüber, ^rofefforen an einer Uniücrfität. 
lUtl qelm ^orn; > 

<5er trübe, tljre jante. 

£uife, t^re Sflidiit. 

Ort ber ^anblung: eine Uniöerfitätöftobt. 



!^e7oration: 

ein harten. 9led)t« fte^t ein X\\ä), mit Suchern, Globen unb 

pl^^jifaUjc^en 3nftrumenten beberft. 3(uf ber Unlen @eite 

ein ©artentifc^ mit @tüt)len. 

«rftev Unfiviii. 

^aUh unb fötl^elm (rechts am Xifc^ ft^enb, in Seftüre bertieft). ^rau 
@ett?ltbe (nac^ einer Ileineu $aufe t)on rechts auftretenb). 

(5 er trübe. Slid^tig! S)a ft^en fie lieber h)ic Ölgö^en^ 
in i^re alten Folianten i)ertieft. Sllle^ lönnte ringsum ju 
©runbe gelten, fie merften nid^tS babon, unb baS ftärifte ßrb* 
beben toäre nid^t im ftanbe, fte au§ il^ret Set^argie aufzurütteln. 
— §cba, i^r aSiid^ertDürmer, i^r ^ergamentmotten^ bie S^rü^s 
ftüdfsftunbe ift lange Vorüber, unb i^r t^ut gerabe, aU ob il^r 
gar leinen 3Ragen l^ättet! 



Auft. 1.] EINKR AfUSS HEIRATEN. 209 

tPtlt^elm (t)on feinem »uc^e auffe^enb, ru^ig). ^a$ l^abetl @ie Un§ 

bereite breimal gefagt. 
3 elf ob (ebenfo). Biöxtn Sic ung nid^t, liebe Spante, ba^ 

^at ja leine @ile. (»elbe lefen iDetter.) 

5 ©crtruöe (criüint). So? Unb glaubt i^r, man ^foX nid^t^ 
anbetet ju t^un^ aU ju \oaxitxi, bi$ e^ eud^ beliebt^ ba^ 
bi^d^en Äaffee ju nehmen, unb e« immer tvarm ju galten? 
(3u SBu^etm.) @ben, toeil id^ e^ f(^on breimal fagte, toäre e^ 
3eit, benfe id^, barauf ju ad^ten. 

10 IDilt^elm (o^ne auf Q^ertntbe 5U achten, iu ^atob). @^ unterliegt 

feinem 3^^if^I/ ^^fe ^^^ Rinnen unb Setten ^inboflanifd^en 
Urf^)rung^ jinb. StuS ber unleugbaren ©^)rad^berh)anbtfd^aft 
ber ^Petfd^enegen mit biefen SSoIf^ftämmen gel^t alfo ^erbor — 

(ßertrubc. 3/ i^^^ ^J^nnen unb Äalmüdfen, ba« ift benn 
15 bod^ JU arg! 6« ift gerabe, aU ob unferein^ gar nid^t auf 
ber SBelt toäre! 

3afob. 3^^ ©efd^rei^ liebe Spante, ift ein unbeftreitbarer 
S5eh)ei^ i^re^ Dafeing. 

IDilf^elm. Unb e§ h)äre toünfd^en^toert, ba^ ©ie unfere 
20 ©tubien nid^t burd^ fo nid^tige S)inge unterbröd^en. 

©er trübe. 9lic^tige 35inge? 3)a« })räc^tige 3=rü^ftüdf! 

Kaffee, Sutterfemmeln, 6ier unb ©d^infen nid^tige 9)inge? 

3)a« fönnen nur fold^e 2^intenfifd^e bel^auj)ten, h)ie i^r feib. 

©agt mir einmal, toag unter eurem ganjen geleierten Ärimg« 

25 fram§ toid^tiger ift. 

3<ifoI). Siebe 2^ante, ba« öerfte^en ©ie nid^t. 

©ertrube (ßcreiat). ©ollte mir aud^ nod^ f eitlen, mid^ mit 
fold^em 3^W9^ V^ befaffen. D, id^ h)ei^ red^t gut, ba^ i^r 
be^^alb mit ©eringfd^ä^ung auf mid^ l^erabblidt, unb bod^ fage 
30 id^, ba^ i^r nid^tg, gar nid^t^ ol^ne mid^ feib! 



210 GERM AN READER, 

IDilfjelm (unöebutbiß). 3^ i><>^! 2Bi^ iDiffen t^rc SBorjügc 
öoHfommen ju fd^ä^en, tDcnn ©ie nur nid^t fobiel Stuf^ebenö 
bat)on mad^ten. 

bulb reiben? 3ft ^^ ^id^* ^i"^ ©ünbe unb ©d^anbc, ba^ ein 5 
$aar tüd^tige, fräftigc junge 5Kännet, bie ettoo^ Sled^te^ ju 
leiften im ftanbe tpären, hinter i^ren Suchern bertrorfnen toie 
in 9tauc^ gel^angene iperinge! 

IDtlfjelm. SBeld^ j)rofaifc^er 3Sergleid^! 

©ertrube. älber Xo(AfX unb treffenb! SBenn id^ eud^ 10 
nid^t mand^mal aufrüttelte, läge ber Stoub fingerbidf auf eud^, 
toie auf ben ^ergamentbänben in eurer 33ibIiotl^ef. Unb toa^, 
h)a§ h)i^t i^r benn eigentlid^? 9lid^t«, gar nid^t^! 

3öfob. 2Baf;r, nur ju XookfX, liebe 2:antel ©tüdftoer! ift 
be^ 2Jlenfd^en SBijfen. 15 

©er trübe. %^, fold^er Starren Söiffen, toie i^r feib. 
3(nbere Seute, bie nid^t ben ganjen lieben 2^ag in ben Sudlern 
t)ergraben finb, tüiffen h)o^t h)a^ SRed^te^. 2)ie toiffen, toie 
fie il^r §au^ in Drbnung l^alten, h)ie fie il^r aSermögen Der* 
iDalten, h)ie fie leben foHen, ba^ fie unb anbere g^reube babon 20 
l^aben. 

3 ex f ob. 355enn alle fo gebadet Ratten, ftänbe e§ nod^ 
fd^limmer um bie SEBiffenfd^aft, afe e« toirflid^ ber fjatt ift. 

IDilfjelm. Unb bie J)rüfane SBelt fann bie ©elel^rten 
barum nic^t l^od^ genug fd^ä^en. 9iennen ©ie ©elbjufammens 25 
fd^arren, ®ffen, 2^rinfen unb ©d^lafen, leben? S)ie meiften 
toiffen gar nid^t, ba^ fie leben unb toarum fie über^au})t 
leben. SQSarum, SCante, leben ©ie benn eigentlid^? ©agen 
©ie mir ba§ einmal. 

©er trübe (cttoos mbiüfft). 3Ba§? 3id^? aSarum id^ lebe? 30 
5Run fe^* mir einer! 3d^ — ^^ ^^^^ jw meinem 95ergnügen! 



Auft. 1.] EINER MUSS NE/RA TEN. 2 1 1 

IDillyelm. ©d^öner ®ninb! 3)cr jiel^t nid^t, 2:ante; 
einen befferen. 

(ß er trübe (iomiß). SBarum id^ lebe?! Da« ift mir bod^ 
nod^ nid^t borgelommen! 35o« l^at mir nod^ niemanb gefagt! 

5 5^ I^^^ be^^alb, ba^ folc^e j^erfonifijierten Sud^ftaben, toie 
i^r feib, mid^ quälen unb ärgern fönnen. 2)a^ il^r mir otte 
meine ©orge, meine 5ßlage mit euc^ mit Unbanf lol^nen, ba^ 
i^r eurer alten 2^onte, bie für euren 2:ifc^, eure Äleibung, 
euer bi^d^en §au«h>efen forgt, ben 2:ob h)ünfd^en lönnt! 5^ 

lo lebe txxij tool^I fd^on ju lange? D, id^ toei^ e« tool^I, id^ bin 
eud^ jur Saft. 

IDilfjcIm* aber befte 2:ante, babon h)ar gar nid^t bie 
SRebe. 
3öfob (5u SBU^eim). ©efd^iel^t bir ganj red^t; toarum läffeft 

15 bu bid^ mit 3=rauen in Streitfragen ein. ©ie bleiben niemals 
bei ber ©tange. 

©er trübe ooütenb ju sorob). ©0, \o\x ftnb e« alfo gar nid^t 
tpert, ba^ man überl^aut>t mit un« fj)rid^t? SBSir fmb für 
nid^t«, für gar nid^t« auf ber SDäelt? SCber red^t, bu'bift ja 

20 ber ältere unb mu^t mit beinen guten Se^ren noc^ ba« bi^s 
i^tn Seben SßJil^elm« jerftören. 3)er l^at bod^ nod^ (Sefü^I, 
nod^ ein ^txi im Seibe; aber bu, bu tl^äteft am beften, bid^ 
in Seber binbcn unb ju beinen alten ©d^artelen ftellen ju 
laffen. 

25 H)ill?elm. ©iel^ft bu! ©efd^ie^t bir ganj red^t; h)arum 
mu^t bu bid^ in unfern ©treit mif d^en! 

©er trübe (auf unb aöae^enb). 3)a§ fann nid^t mel^r fo fort« 
gelten! 3)a« mu^ anber« Serben! Unb l^eute nod^ mu^ e§ 
entfd^ieben fein! ^d^ tüerbe eg eud^ fc^on jeigen! (su tritt cnt* 

3Q f(§ieben an fie ^eron.) §eiraten mü^t i^r! 6in ^aar tüd^tige 
grauen muffen ing §au«! 



2 1 2 GERM AN READER. 

IDtl^elm unb 3^'^^ (Quff»)rin9cnb, erfd^retft). ©ered^tet 
§tmmel ! 

3afob. Um ®otteg toitten, 2^ante, fommcn ©ic un§ 
nid^t h)ieber mit i^rer alten 2)ro^ung! 

IDtlfjelm (ttcintaut). Äomm, 95ruber, h)ir toollcn il^r ben 5 
SBillen t^un unb frü^ftüien ge^en. 

©er trübe (bcifcue). Sll^a! 35a^ ^at getroffen! (Caut). 3^/ 
heiraten, fag' id^, unb biegmal beftel^e ic^ barauf. 3^ ^^^ 
eud^ ^artieen genug Dorgefd^Iagen, bie atte borteill^aft ftnb. 
^x \j<M nur bie 3lugh)a^L 10 

3öfob. 2öie oft foHen h)ir S^nen benn fagen, ba^ ein 
fold^er ©d^ritt lool^I hiti(xij\. unb überlegt fein mu^? 

©er trübe. SEBie lange h)illft bu nod^ überlegen? Sefte^ 
bid^ einmal in bem ©^jiegel, unb fei fro^, toenn ein junges 
3Jläbd^en nod^ fold^ eine aSogelfd^eud^e nimmt. 15 

IDilfjelm. Um ju l^eiraten l^aben h)ir nod^ lange 3^'** 
SEBarum unb mit loeld^em Siedete brängen ©ie un§ fo? 

(ß er trübe, ©e^t bod^ einmal! 2Ber ^at eud^ benn er* 
jogen? aSer ^at eud^ auf ben Slrmen getragen unb gelten, 
fte^en unb f^jrec^en gelefjrt? 'ö ift freilid^ lange genug l^er, 20 
um e« JU öergeffen; aber id^, bie id^ eud^ loie eine 3Jlutter 
liebte, i^ab'S nid^t öergeffen. 

3 elf ob. 9lun alfo, toenn ©ie unS nod^ lieben, fo ftören 
©ie uns nic^t in unferem ©lürfe, ba§ loir in ftiHer ^wrüdE^ 
gejogen^eit, in unferen ©tubien unb gorfd^ungen finben. 25 

©er trübe-. 3^ ^^ife beffer, toa« euc^ gut ift, unb furj, 
toenn i^r nid^t folgen toottt unb eud^ nid^t gleid^ entfd^eibet, 
fage ic^ mid^ log toon eud^ unb enterbe eud^. 

IDtlljelm. D SCante, loir trachten nid^t nad^ %\)xtr^ SSer* 
mögen. 30 



Auft. 1.] EINER MUSS HEIRATEN, 213 

3 elf ob. Unfere SBünfd^e finb befd^eiben unb unfere Sc« 
bürfniffe gering. SBir tootten gern auf (Selb unb ®ut bcr* 
jid^ten, nur quälen ©ie un§ nid^t lönger mit ber fürd^terli(^en 
ipeirat. 
5 (ßertrube. ®ut, ba« fönnt i^r ^aben! Stber ic^ gel^e 
aud^ unb überlaffe eud^ eurem Sc^idEfal! @e^t bann )u^ toie 
il^r fertig toerbet. 

3afob unb IDilfjelm (erfc^redt) D, befte lante, n)o benfen 
©ie ^in? 
10 (ßertrube. 3a, id^ berlaffe euer §au§, benn biefe« 2^reis 
ben lann id^ nid^t länger mit anfe^^n. 2Bag tPoKt i^r bann 
t^un? 2^ro^ eure« SfBiffen« feib i^r gef(^Iagene Seute, benn in 
aUen euren großen äSänben fte^t nid^t, tt>ie man für Jtüd^e 
unb Äetter, ipau« unb Äleibung forgt. 2)ann werbet i^r erft 
15 einfe^en, toa« ^rauenl^änbe toert finb, toenn aud^ nur bie 
einer alten 2^ante. 

3afob. Um'« §immete Tillen, SCante— ) (r«^ „„ft^tüfpg 

IDilfjelm. ©rfd^redfen ©ie un« nid^t fo! \ onfe^eub). 

(ßertrube. 5Pfui! ©d^ämt eud^, mir alten ^rau ^\xi!i 

20 gar nid^t« juliebe ju t^un. SBenn id^ eud^ aud^ nid^t« gelte, 

folltet il^r bod^ ba« ®ebot eure« fterbenben 3Sater« in ß^ren 

^Iten. 3^ ^^^ "i^t ftubiert, aber ba« tüei^ id^ bod^, ba^ 

e« eine ^eilige ^flid^t ift, ben SBunfd^ ber Sltern ju erfütten. 

lüilfjelm («ciniaut SU Sfliob). 6« ift tDa^r, ^alob, e« toar 
25 fein le^ter SBunfd^. 

3<lfob (cbenfo). ©ein le^te« SBort! (3ut ^onte, «ntet^anbelnb). 

Slber 2^ante, er fagte boc^ nur: Siner bon un« mu^ heiraten. 
IDillyclm (fü^ner). Unb ©ie tjerlangen e« bon beiben. SBa« 
fotten h)ir benn mit jh)ei grauen anfangen? S)ann toäre ja 
30 gar feine 9lu^e me^r im §aufe. 



214 GERM AN READER, 

©ertrube» Sld^ toa^, ba§ öcrftcl^ft bu ni^t! %t mcl^r 
grauen, befto beffer. Unb tocnn nur erft einet anfängt, lommt 
ber anbete bon felbft nad^; abet einet mu^ je^t btan! 

3afob (fic^ am O^re frofeenb, iu SBit^elm.) älfo: Sinet ÖOn Un^ 

mu^ l^eitaten! 5 

IDillyelm (eeeiifo). ®« toitb lüol^I nid^t anbete gelten. 

3afob. 9lun, SBil^elm, toa« benfft bu? 2)u bift noc^ 
jung, bu fannft e« el^et toagen. 

IDtIf?elm (jurücffo^renb). 3/ ®ott betoa^te! Du bift bet äl« 
tete; füt bid^ j)a^t e§ biel beffet. lo 

3<ifob. 3!)u lüitft bi(^ leid^tet batein finben. Du l(^aft 
gefälligete ^otmen unb 3Jlanieten unb bift toitflid^ Q^xis| ted^t 
^übfd^. 

IDtllj^lm. Du bift toiel gefettet als id^, biel männlid^et; 
bu taugft mel beffet gu einem S^el^ettn afö id^. Unb bann 15 
muffen ja immet auc^ bie älteten juetft auS bem §aufe. 

3<ifob. Da-g gilt nut bei SKäbd^en. Siel^, liebet Stubet, 
id^ lann eS ni^t t^un, unmöglid^! 

IDilfjelm (öerinjcifetnb). ^d^ aud^ nic^t; id^ bin*§ nic^t im 
ftanbe ! 20 

®er trübe (iimoiaig baaioifc^entretenb). $0^ äßaufelmut unb fein 
Snbe! Da tDäten h)it alfo triebet auf bem alten ^ledfe. 
©te^t i^t ni^t ba, afe ob 'i^t ^um 9lic^t^)Iaft fotttet! ^^t 
§afenfü^e, fajt eud^ bod^ ein §etj; (x^ Äoj)f unb Ätagen ge^t 
es ja ni^t. ^ 25 

3cifob. Sßil^elm ^atte immet mel^t "^wi als id^. 

IDilEjelm. %oX6b l^ätte mit längft mit gutem S3eifj)iele 
botange^en fotlen, abet äße SJläbd^en, bie Sie i^m tootfd^Iugen, 
toieS et jutüdf. ®t fann je^t eine bat)on h)äl^Ien. 

3^fob. 9ia, bie fmb getoi^ längft atte tot obet öetJ^ei« 30 



Auft. 2] EINER MUSS HEI RA TEN, 2 I 5 

ratet. (Sur xmtt.) %6i bin überjeugt, @ie tpiffen im 3(ugens 
blicfe felbft feine Partie. 

(ßcrtru5e. SBa^? 3^^" fw^ ^i*^^l Unb ein ^rad^t* 

mäbd^en ift barunter^ bie t)iel %\x gut für euc^ ift. 3(ber frei» 

5 Hd^, fold^e ©auertöpfe, toie il^r, merfen nic^t«, unb h)enn fie 

barüber fielen. $abt i^r benn gar feine 9(u0en^ feinen @inn 

für'« ©c^öne? 

IDtlljelm. SBiefo, %mM 

(ßer trübe. $abt i^r benn gar nid^t gemerft^ tvarum id^ 
lo meine« t^erftorbenen Sruber« S^od^ter in« i^au« nal^m? 

3afob. 2Bie, SCante, Suife? S^re Stickte? Unfere aSer« 
tDanbte? 

(ßer trübe. Sine fo toettläufige 93erh)anbtfd^aft l^at gar 
nid^t« )u fagen. @ie ift nid^t reid^, aber fd^ön unb^ toa« bie 
15 §auj)tfad^e ift, gut unb broö. 2lIfo fein ^eberlefen, fonbem 
einen rafd^en (Sntfc^Iu^, benn nid^t ade« tDirb gut, h)a« lange 
toä^rt. 2)arum facfelt nid^t (ange! @iner t>on i\xii mu^ 
unter bie §aube, lüill fagen unter ben Pantoffel. Überlegt 
jje^t, unb toenn id^ tDieberfomme, mu^ id^ toiffen, toeld^er bon 
20 %\xii 93räutigam ift. Stbieu! (9(6 ins ^xii,) 

Streiter Uuftrltt. 

Sorige o^ne Bettruhe. (99eibe ge^en, bie ^nbe auf bent 9{ü(fen, itntoidig 

auf unb ab). 

3 a f b (na(^ einer ^aufe). g^^^^''^'^ Äafu« ! 

IDillyelm. §äfelic^e ©efc^ic^te! 

3 elf ob (immer ge^enb). ipat mid^ ganj in 9lufregung gebrad^t! 
2öie foll ba« erft toerben, ipenn eine ^rau im §aufe ift? 
25 H)ilf?elm (c6en|o). Sd^redflidj^! gürd^tcrlic^ ! Unb boc^ ift 
fein 3lu«h)eg. — 2Bie fie^t benn bie ßoufme au«? 



2 1 6 GERM AN READER. 

3^fob. 3^ ^^^ j^^ w^ii^ "0^ wid^* angefcl^en. 

IDtIfjcIm. 3^ öwd^ '^^t- — 2)ie 2^ante toirb nicij^t rul^en^ 
i(^ fennc fic. Sije toirb au« il^rer 3!)rol^un0, un§ }u üerlajfen, 
@mft mad^en. 

3<ifob. Unb toaS tDoIIcn lüir bann tl^un? 3Bir finb fo 5 
fel^r an unfcre alte Drbnung gelüöl^nt. 

XDiIljcIm. ^reilid^, alfo entfdj^Uc^e bic^! 

3^fob (erjc^tecft). 3^? SEBarum nic^t gar! (3u ©U^etm ttetenb, 

fafet feine ^nb, jörttic^). SBill^elm, fci tjemünftig ! Du bift ein 
l^offnung^tooHer junger 5Kann. 2l^ue mir bie Siebe unb l^eirate! lo 

IDilfjelm cebcnfo). Sieber Sruber, aße« toa« bu lüiUft, nur 
ba« nid^t! 

3afob» ©iel^, id^ toei^, bu l^aft fc^on früher bei ben 
3)amen ®Iüd gel^abt. Du l^aft mel^r Stoutine ; bu bift aud^ 
fd^on geliebt tDorben. 3Kir ift ba« nie })affiert ; id^ toürbe 15 
mid^ au^nel^men U>ie ber 93är, tüenn er tanjt, 

IDilljcIm. Da« fie^t gar nid^t übel ^vA. 3^ fa^ einmal 
ein fold^e« 2ier — 

3afob. Du l^aft mel^r 2^alent jum heiraten; bu toürbeft 
gelüij re^t glüdElid^ toerben. Der ßl^eftanb, ba« gfamiüen* 20 
leben fotten bod^ fo fd^ön fein, ^d^ fel^e bidj^ orbentlid^ t)or 
mir, an ber Seite eine« reijenben guten SBeibe«, umringt bon 
blü^enben, glüdflidj^en Äinbern, h)ie fie bid^ ^erjen unb füffen, 
auf beinen Änieen fid^ fc^aufeln, unb tt)ie il^r eud^ alle fo red^t 
Don §erjen lieb l^abt. D, glaube mir, ein fold^e« ©lüdf ift 25 
beneiben«tt)ert. 

IDilfjelm. 9?un alfo, lieber %<A^\>, berfd^affe e« bir. 
©reife bod^ nur ju! 

3afob. 3l(^, bon mir ift ja nic^t bie SRebe. %i:^ ^abe 
leiber fein Xalent für bie @^e, fo toie bu. 2lber re^t erfreuen 30 



Auft 2.] EINER MUSS HEIRA TEN, 2 I J 

tt)iß id^ m6^ an beinern ©lüde. 3d^ toitt beine Äinber er« 
jiel^en, fte lieben, aU lüenn e« meine eigenen lüären. 3Ctte^, 
alle« lüitt ic^ für bid^ tl^un! Unb bann bebenfe, toeld^ fd^öne« 
aJläbc^en Suife i[t ! 
5 IDilfjcIm. 3)u l^aft fie ja nod^ gar nic^t angefe^en. 

3<ifob. 5?un — c§ fam mir boc^ fo bor. 3lud^ fagt e« 
ja bie 2^ante. Unb fo brat) unb gut ift fie! ©ie mu^ ein 
aKerliebfte« e^raud^en abgeben! 

IDill^elm. 3a, ba« fagt aud^ bie Spante; alfo ®Iüdf ju, 
lo lieber Sruber ! 

3öf ob (uitgebuibifl ge^enb). 3Mein ®ott, bei bem ift boc^ alle« 

bergeben«. 3^ 9^6« ^^^ ötte erbenllid^e 5Wül^e, male il^m 

ba« ©lüdf ber 6l^e mit ben reijenbften ^Jatben, unb bod^ bleibt 

er !alt toie ©tein. (öaut.) ©age mir nur um'« §immel« toitten, 

15 ioarum toiHft bu benn nic^t l^eiraten? 

U)ilf?clm. SBarum Ipißft bu benn nic^t? 

3afob. Segreifft bu benn nic^t, ba^ id^ ba« nic^t fann? 

IDtlfjelm. 9lun ftel^ft bu, id^ lann e« aud^ nidj^t. 

3 a f b. 3)u toiUft alfo nic^t ? Unmiberruflid^ ? 
20 IDill^elm (lait). 3d^ lann nicbt. 

3^f ob. 3^^^ ^^ife i^/ ^^^^ i^ '^^^ beiner Siebe ju l^alten 

IDtlt^clm. 2Benn bu mid^ liebteft, toürbeft bu felbft l^ei« 
raten. I)amit bu aber fie^ft, ba^ id^ nic^t fo ^art^erjig bin, 
25 toie bu, toitt id^ bir einen 3Sorfc^lag mad^en. 
3afob. 5Kun? 

H) i l fj C l m (al8 ob er einen ©ntfc^Iufe flefofet). SÜBir hJoHeu lof eu ! 

3afob. SofenV 93ruber, ba« ift leid^tfinnig. 
IDilfjelm. 2)a« finbe ic^ aud^, barum l^eirate lieber ge« 
30 rabeju. 



2 1 8 GERMAN READER, 

3afob» 3)a« 2o« fann ja auc^ mic^ treffen. 

IDtlt^clnt. 5'^eiltcl^; aber mi(^ leiber aud;. 

3afob. S93a« fott id^ bann t^un? 

JDilfjcIm. betraten! 

3cifob. 3(^ lofe nic^t, nimmermel^r fe^e id^ mic^ ber 5 
®efa]^r aug. 

XDtll^cIm. SEBie bu millft, bann mu^t bu aber ganj 
gehji^ l^eiraten, benn id^ t^u'g nid^t! 

3 Cl f b (noc^moIS bittenb). S3ruber ! — 

XD i I f? C I m (rofc^ einfanenb, öröerlic^). 3^1* 1^6 «^^ "^ Su^e ! lo 

ßiner t>on ung mu^ baran; toir tootten beibe nidj^t, alfo mu^ 
bag 2o^ entfd^eiben, toer ber UnglüdElid^e fein fott. 3)a« tft 
mein le^te« SBort, ba« ift atteS, toa« id^ für bidj^ tl^un fann ! 

3 elf ob. "^yxxK benn in ©otteg 9iamen, toenn e^ burd;aug 
nid^t anberg fein lann. Slber tt)ie ntad^en h)ir bag? 15 

U) 1 1 fj e I m* 2)ag ift balb gef d^el^en. ((?»e^t äum xtfcft.) 2Bir 
nel^men jmei ßugeln, eine fd^lüarje unb eine toei^e. 

3cifob (ängftiic^, ine(^Qmf(^nfl(5fpre(^cnb). (Sine fd^tDarje unb cine 
toei^e. 

IDtlfjelm ooci(^ct Mt). 6^ fmb feine jur §anb. 20 

3afob (froi)). ©Ott fei ®anf! 

Xüilljelm. 9lod^ beffer, imr nehmen jhjei 3^**^1. 

3 Cl f b (Jüicber iiac^fprec^eub.) 3^^^^ 3^^^^^» 

H) 1 1 fj e Im (bie 3cttei fc^iieibcub unb toovricfitcHb). ©0, ben einen be« 
jeid^ne id^ mit einem Äreuje, ber anbere bleibt hjeij, 25 

3 et f ob. 3Kit einem Äreuje. 
XDilljcIm. ©er mit bem Äreuje berjjflid^tet jur §eirat. 

(@r ront bcn Bettel jujammcu.) 

3cifoK 2)a« ift red^t begeic^nenb. 

lüilljclm. 2)er treibe gel^t leer Qi\x^. (jRont bcn ämeiten fetter 30 

ebenfalls.) 



Auft. 2.] EINER MUSS HEIRAT EX, 219 

3afob. ®ott, tDcnn ic^ bcn beläme ! 
IDtlfjelm. 3^, ba« glaube id^; ba fönntc jcbcr fommen! 
3afob» 9lun, tt)a^ gefd^iel^t tocitct? 
EDilt^elm (Menb). SRun braud^en tt)ir eine Urne; in ßr« 
5 mangelung einer fold^en neunte id^ bein 3Korgenfäj)})d^en. 

((Streift nac^ ^atobS $o)7fe.) 

3afob (ättöftttc^). 9iein, ©ruber, nimm lieber beine«, id^ 
l^abe Unglürf! 

IDtlljelm, 9Keinettt)egen, barauf foll e« mir o^xi^ nid^t 

lo (tnfommen. (Sr nimmt baS feinige enttueber Dom .9o)7fe ober Dom Xifc^e, legt bie 

»otten hinein uiib fc^ütteit fte) ©0, je^t h)irb bie ©efdbid^te orbents 
lid^ burd^einanber gefd^üttelt. 

3afob (anflftut^). Stber e^rlid^; SSSill^elm, el^rlid^. 

U?ilf?elm. SDa« öerfte^t ftc^! aOe« nad^ 3fled^t unb 
15 ®en)iffen. ©o, jje^t jiel^'! 

3cifob (etft^rertt). 9?ein — xij — id^ \jO&t leine ßourage, 
jiel^e bu. 

U?tlljclm. 3/ w^fl^^ ^oc^ ^^^'^^ fold^en Umftänbe; rafd^ 
gebogen ! 
2o 3^'^^- 3^ ^Ä"" tDal^r^aftig nid^t, Sruber, ic^ l^abe 5KaIs 
l^eur; id^ jiel^e ganj getoi^ auf ben erften ©riff ba^ fatale 
Äreuj l^crau«. Vcixü mir ben (SefaHen unb gie^e juerft. 

IDilfjelm. 9lun, aUC^ ba^ nod^! (er ßreift nmftänbUti^ in bos 
j^ä^^c^en, f(^üttett nod^molj», sie^t enblid^ unb ]|ö(t ^afob bann baS fiöt^^c^en ^in; 

25 trorfen.) %<x nimm! 

3 ^ f b (önßftUc^ nä^et tretenb, greift jitternb hinein, mit einem ©cufser). 
©0! 

U) 1 1 fj e I m (mirft bog ßäp^t^en auf ben %m), ^e^t l^aben \o\x jjeber 

Unfer 2^eiL (er ^ätt feinen Bettet in bie ^ö^e.) 

30 3^f^^ («^^«^°)- 3^/ ^^"^ *^ jittere am ganjen Körj)er. 



220 GERM AN READER. 

IDtltjcIm. 9lur tafd^ geöffnet! 
3afob. Sin eö nid^t im ftanbe. Öffne bu juerft. 
XDilfjelm (äröcriic^). 6i, toarum fott xi) benn immer aUe^ 
juerft t^un? 9iici^t§ ba! 2öir Motten jugleid^ öffnen, toäl^s 

renb id^ brei jäl^Ie. (er gei^t jä^Ienb laiißfam nat^ Ilitfg, öolob not^ rwi^tS). 5 

Stifo: ©n§! 

3 Ö f 1> (nad^ Un!S gcl^enb). Sing ! 
XD i I Ej C I m (immer gc^eub). 3*^^ • 
3 a f b (cbenfo, äittcmb). 3^^^ • 

U? i I fj e I m . 2)rei ! (©r öffnet) . lo 

3öfob (§Qt geöffnet unb bn§ fireuj crMitft). 31 C^ ! 3c^ bin be^ 

Stoben ! 

XD i 1 1^ e I m (freubig i^crumf^jringenb). §urra ! §urra ! 

3cif ob (ift auf einen ©nrienftu^t gcfunlen). 3^ Unglücffeliger ! 

XD ilfje Im (immer fro^). iperrfic^ ! ^ßräc^tig! 3^ '^i^ f'^^*'^^ 15 
unb frei, loS unb lebig! 3^ möd^te bie ganje SBelt um« 
armen ! §urra ! §urra ! (®r fpringt ^erum.) 

Dritter Uuftritt. 

Vorige» ÖJertrube (au§ bem ^aufe tretenb). 

© e r t r u b e (öenounbert). 3BaS ift benn ba§ für ein Särmen 
unb S«f>eln? SBil^elm, ^aft bu ^nen 9laJ)tug? 

H) i I fj e I nt (fie umarmenb unb mit il^r l^erumtansenb). @inen ^U^, 20 

3:ante, einen ^u^ ! %ij bin ber ©lücf lid^fte unter ber ©onne ! 
©er trübe. WO. @r mic^ hjol^l lo^laffen, 6r 2:aufenbs 
faffa ! ©0 f^abe \isj bid^ feit jel^n ^cil^ren nic^t gefeiten — 
tt)a§ ift benn nur Vorgegangen ? (^ofob erbucfenb). Unb \o<x^ ift 
benn mit ^afob ? 2)er eine fpringt unb tanjt, ber anbere liegt 25 
ba, ate l^ätte i^n ber ©d^Iag getroffen. 



Auft. a.] 



EINER MUSS HEIRATEN, 221 



H) i I Ij e I m (trogifornuc^ auf 3aio6 beuteub). 9iem, 2^antc, er ift nur 
in \\ij gegangen unb ^at einen @ntfc^lu^ B^f^^t; bad ^at il^n 
fo angegriffen. 

(ß c r t r u 6 c (freubta). 3Ba« ? 3af ob ? 
5 lüilfjelm. 3<^, 2:ante. 6r tmtt heiraten. 

(0 e r t r U 6 e (ift «u ^afob getreten, no)>ft i^n auf bic 9((^fel). 9(1^ brat)0 ! 

ä3rat)! @nblici^ einmal ein bemünftiged 3Bort! 

3cif b (pc^ cr^oienb, auffte^enb.) 3^ armer gcfd^Iagcner 3Wenfci^. 
3ci^ i^abe c^ aber gleid^ geahnt! gd^ fenne mein 5Dlall^eur, 
lo ^eute ift SDien^tag, mein Unglücfgtag. ©ered^ter (Sott! 3^ — 
unb beiraten ! 

(ßertrube (ft(^ berenügtbie ^nbe reibenb). ätlfo ^alob ift ber 

©lüdEHc^e! 35a« freut mid^ bo^jpelt ! ©iet^ft bu, SBil^elm, 
xij toufete e« iool^I, ba^ er ber Vernünftigere ift. 9limm bir 
15 ein 6jem})el. 

IDill^cIm. Sie ^aben rec^t, %(xx\S.t. 3afob ift ein l^er« 
jenöguter 9)ienf(^. SEBir l^aben bie ^(xijt reiflid^ überlegt, unb 
er bot enblid^ freiwillig an, ^x^x^, SBunfc^ ju erfüllen. 

3^f ^'t (^ft unterbeffen an ble anbete Seite ju Sßil^elm getreten, leife). Slber 

20 id^ tl^ue e« nid^t. 2)ie ^(xijt ift nid^t mit rechten 3)ingen 
jugegangen, bu toarft im SSortetl, bu l^aft juerft gejogen. 

IDill^elm (örgerüd)). 2)u tooBteft ja nid^t! t?^nge nid^t 
lieber x^t^xt (Sefd^id^ten an. 

3 a f b (leife). 3)ie 2^ante foH entfd^eiben. 
25 H)ilt?clm (leife, einbringiirf)). 3!)u hjitft il^r bod^ nic^t am ßnbe 
fagen tooHen, ba^ toir geloft l^aben? 2)a« toäre ja im ^öd^s 
ftcn ®rabe unfc^idflid^. 

3öfob (Icife). So? 

H) i I fj e l m ((cife). S^reilid;, bu h)ärft ja blamiert für ehjige 
30 3eiten! ©ei bemünftig unb ergieb bid^ mit S'affung in bein 
©d^icffal. 



222 GERAfAN READER, 

(ßcrtrubc. 9la, h>a§ f artet il^r benn toiebcr ab? 

IDilfjelm. D nic^t«, gar nid^t«. ^^lob ift nur in 33cr* 
legenl^eit tocgcn ber §0(^^eit§s3lngelegcnl^citcn, bcr 3lu«ftat« 
tung, ber ©inrid^tung — 

3 a f b (crftaunt). 2lu^ftattung — Sinrid^tung ? 5 

©ertrubc. @i, ba§ ift bag Oeringfte. 35a« überlast mir, 
ic^ h)iü alle« j)räd^tig arrangieren! S)a« tjerftel^e id^ au« bem 
3=unbament, unb gleid^ l^eute toitt i(^ OiXi bie Slrbeit. 

3<ifob (rofc^). 9lur nid^t fo eilig, 2^ante. 

©crtru6e» %(x h)ol^l, eilig. 3!)a giebt'« gar mel ju tl^un 10 
unb ju fd^affen. 2)a ift bie i&au«*, bie 2^ifd^=, bie S5etttt)äfd^e 
ju beforgen. 35a fmb bie fel^Ienben 3Köbel, ba« nötige ©efd^irr 
für Äüd^e unb Äeller, ba ift ein fd^öner Srautftaat ju fd^affen 
mit allem, toa« brum unb bran l^ängt, bamit bie junge §au«s 
frau gleid^ alle« in Drbnung finbe. (Sc^r öerönUßt). %q,, ja, 15 
3a!ob, bu foUft beine S^reube an ber alten Spante If^aben 
9iid^t«, nid^t« foff bergeffen h)erben, bi« ju ben Äinberftrüm})fs 
d^en unb «^äubd^en l^erab. 

3 a f b (bie ^änbe ringenb). 3lttmädJ|tiger ! Äinberl^äubd^en ! 

U) i 1 1? e I m (boshaft). Unb ©trümjjf d^en ! 20 

©er trübe. SBal^r^aftig, ic^ fül^le mid^ orbentlid^ tjers 
gnügt! ®ott fegne beinen ©ntfd^Iu^, %(Atfo\ gfül^re i^n nur 
gleid^ au« unb fc^miebe ba« (Sifen, fo lange e« tDarm ift. 

3cifob (ftc^ bie ©tiru trocfnenb). Söarm genug ift mir, ba« 
h)ei^ ber liebe §immel! 25 

U? i t fj e I m (itac^ an!§ fci^cnb). SBenu ic^ nidj^t irre, fommt 
foeben 2uife au« bem (Sarten l^ier^er. 

©er trübe (We^cnb). g^armant, ba« trifft fic^ ja jjräd^tig! 
Sllfo frifd^ bran, ^afob! Sringe bein 2lnliegen bor. 

3afob. %t%i, \t%i gleid^, Xante? 30 



Auft. 4.] EINER MUSS HEIRATEN, 223 

(ßertrube» 3)a^ bcrftel^t fid^; unb fei l^übfd^ jart unt) 
manierltc^, bamit bu leinen Äorb belommft. 

3 ci f b. SBoHte ber i&immel, \i^ loäre f o ölürflid^ ! 

©er trübe. 3lber tüie fie^ft bu benn aug? §aar unb 35art 
5 muffen in Drbnung gebrad^t tüerben, unb bann fort mit bem 
fatalen ©d^Iafrocf, unb einen l^übf(^en Slodf, ober beffer, g^rarf 
angejogen. 

3afob. Sdj^ ölöube gar nid^t, ba^ xij einen gracf beft^e. 

©er trübe. 2)oci^, bcn fc^önen fd^hjarjen, ben bu bei 
lo beincm SRigorofum trugft. 

IDilljelm. äöenn il^n nid^t bie SWotten gefreffen l^aben. 
Äomm, 3^^«>6; id^ toill bidj^ ^erau^})u^en, baj bu tme ein 
5Prinj auöfel^en follft. 

3afob. 3^/ ^i« ^i« Dj)ferftier, ben man jum aitare 
15 fül^rt. — 9lun benn, h)ie ®ott loill! Slber ©ie Iperben fe^en, 
Spante, baj fie mid^ auöfd^Iägt. 

H) 1 1 f? e I m (iön fortäie^enb). 3)a« h)äre ja nodj^ f d^öner ! ©o 

ein ^übfd^er 5D?ann h)ie bu, orbentlid^ l^erau^ftaffiert unb ge^ 

fd^niegelt, in fd^h)arjem grarf, ipeijer §al^binbe, befommt jel^n 

ao 3Jläbd^en für eine, unb baj bid^ Suife nid^t au^fd^lage, bafür 

la^ mid^ nur forgen. (Bleibt t^n in§ $au§.) 

©ertrube (no^fprinöcnb). gort, fort ! ®Ieid^ toirb Suife ba 
fein; mad^t nur, ba^ i^r balb fertig feib! 

Vierter auftritt. 

@ertrube (aUetn, glett^ barauf) l^tttfe. 

©ertrube (äurücrfommcub). 9lun enblid^ l^abe id^ fie fo tüeit, — 
25 ba§ ^at 9Rül^e gefoftet ! %^%i toitt ic^ gleid^ Sui^c^en auf ben 
3a^n füllen. (S^ iDäre eine fatale ®efd^id^te, \otXKX\. bie mir 
aud^ nod^ Umftänbe mad^te! 



224 GERM AN READER, 

£ Utf C ())oit Unfg, in einem 93ud^e lefenb). 

©er trübe, aber toa« fel^e ic^ ba? ©in Suc^ in ber 
§anb unb lefenb! 2)ag follte mir noc^ fehlen, ba^ bie fid^ 
aud^ bon bem Südj^erlram anfteden lieje. — Suife, toa« foH 
ba§ l^ei^en, toa« l^aft bu benn ba in ber ipanb? 5 

Cuife, äc^, S^antd^en, ift ba^ ein ^errlid^e« Suc^! 6« 
ift ba« neuefte SBerl aSill^elmg, feine Steife im Slorben. SBie 
fd^ön, tüie geiftreid^ ift e« gefdj^rieben ! 3Wan (^<x\&A ®egenb 
unb 3Kenfd^en bor fid^ ju feigen unb fü^It fid^ mitten unter 
il^nen. SBeld^' l^errlid^e ©d^ilberung ber ©itten, ber (Sl^arafs lo 
tere ; toeld^' fd^öne ©tubien unb Setrad^tungen ! D, SBäill^elm 
ift ein geiftreid^er 3Kenfd^! 

(ßertrube. ©o? SBilH»"? Sa^ "^^^ S^ufl/ «« ^i^t> 
bir nur ben Äo})f berbrel^en unb bid^ bom 5Jü^Iid^en abjiel^en. 

Cutfe. SBag fann e« benn SRü^Iid^ere« (^t\itxi al« ein 15 
gute« S3ud^, namentlid^ Ipenn e« fo lel^rreid^ ift toie SBill^elmg 
SReif e ? 

©er trübe. 2ld^ Ipa«, SBill^elm ! S^fob fc^reibt aud^ 
fd^öne Sucher unb nod^ biel größere. 

£utfe. 2)ag mag tüol^I fein, aber bie fmb gried^ifd^ 20 
unb lateinifd^; bie berftel^e id^ nid^t. 3lber SBil^elmg 
©d^riften — 

(5 er trabe (ätöeriic^). Sa^ mir je^t SBill^elmg ©d^riften bei« 
feite. . %if ^o!ci^ jje^t anbere 3)inge im Äo^jfe. ©ag^ mir 
einmal, h)ie gefällt e« bir l^ier im §aufe! 25 

£utfe. D, red^t gut, 2^ante. 6ö ift nur ein h)emg einfam. 

©ertrube (forfc^cnb). 3Bie gef atten bir bie 3Settern? 

6 Ulfe. @i nun, fie finb red^t ernft. ©ie l^aben nod^ fel^r 
toenig mit mir gefjjrod^en, unb %oXxib l^at mid^ nod^ gar nid^t 
einmal angefel^en. ^d^ glaube, er ift rec^t finfter. dagegen 30 
ift 5IBiIbeIm boc^ — 



Auft. r>.] EINER MUSS HEIRATEN, 22$ 

(ßertrube^ Sa, ja bod^! aber S^Iob ift ein fe^r guter 
?Kenf(^, fage id^.btr. 

Cuife« Da^ glaube id^ h)o^I; bod^ mu^ man ftc^ ein 
§erj faffen, toenn man i^n nur anfe^en foll. %6i glaube 
5 immer^ er ift böfe auf mid^. SBtl^elm blicft bod^ mand^mal 
freunblid^er. 

©ertrube (äroerü(^). ©o! älfo 3Bil^eIm blidft freunb« 

lid^er? («eijeue treteub, in stufieguna.) ^a ^aben \d\x^^\ 2)ad ift 

eine fd^öne S3efc^erung! 9lun gefällt i^r ber toieber beffer! 

lo @oü man ftdj^ ba nid^t )u 2^obe ärgern, nad^ all* ber 3Rü^e, 

bie id^ mir gegeben. 

£ u i f e (oedDunbert). 2Bad ^at benn bie Spante ? 

©er trübe, 3lber fie foff mir leinen ©trit^ burd^ bie 

9{ec^nung mad^en; id^ XtySk i^r fd^on bie 9(ugen öffnen. (3u 

15 suifen.) ^u l^aft nur ^atob nid^t orbentUd^ betrad^tet. @r ift 

ein fe^r fanfter, lieber 5Wenfd^. D, er l^at ganj l^übfd^e Slugen; 

fiel^ i^n nur einmal red^t an. SSiel fd^önere unb fanftere ald 

äBill^elm. (Sie fpri(t)t mit Suife meiter.) 

fünfter Uufttitt. 

Vorige, föil^elm. 3aIofi (in aUmobifc^em ^ratfe unb mit meiner ^at^binbe). 

H) i l fj e l m (^orob botfü^cenb). ©0, nur immer l^eran. SBal^r« 
20 baftig, bu fiel^ft toortrefflid^ au«. 

3(rfob. 2öil^etm, id^ mad^e mic^ lädj^erlid^. 

(ßctttubc (bie beiben bemerfenb, ivetc^e red^tS fielen bleiben unb iufammen 

fprec^en). 2)a ift er ! ©iel^ nur, toie f d^ön er au^fiel^t ! 3)ie 
gro^e, ftattlid^e ^igur, bie eble Haltung — 

25 3^'^^ ^*" ***^^^'">- ^<^ glaube, bie 2^ante inftruiert fie 
bereit«. 



226 GERM AN READER. 

©er trübe (fortfo^rcnb). ©ei nur nid^t fo fd^üd^tern. SSIide 
il^m frei in« ©efid^t, unb er toirb fd^on freunbtic^er unb öer^ 
traulicher toerben. (3u safob ge^enb.) %i^ laffe euc^ je^t allein ; 
SEBill^elm fann aud^ mit mir gelten, ©ringe bann beine ^^ijt 
bor. 5 

3afob. Stein, SBil^elm bleibt bei mir; allein ^abe ic^ 
leine Sourage. (@te^t fc^üc^tent auf sutfe.) 

© e r t r U b e. 9lun, n)ie bu tDittft. (3u Sulfc ßc^enb, meiere fi(^ m 

einen ®artcntif(^ gejct^t i^at.) ©iel^ft bu, Ipie freuubUd^ er bid^ an« 
blicft? 3öenn er bid^ anfpric^t, fei red^t gut unb liebreich lo 
gegen il^n, öerftel^ft bu ? («Jtcber ju saiob trctcnb.) 3llfo öortoärtg, 
3afob, ein §erj gefaxt! ©iel^t fo ein greier^mann (x\x^% 
6i faj)j)erIot, toenn ic^ ein 3Kann h)äre, fottteft bu einmal 
feigen, toie id^ fie im ©türm eroberte. 2)u, bu §afenfu^ bu! 

(O^e^t f(f)mo(Tenb unb bro^enb an ^afob unb Sßll^elm trorUber tn§ ^\\% ob.) 15 

Scdjfter auftritt. 

9iU(^e(m nub SqIQ^ (re(f)t(»). StufC (am ^tfc^e X\\\\%, Uieiter lefenb). 

3afob ([icf) üorbcveitcnb, [einen Srnrf iufnöpfenb). S)a U)ären h)ir 
alfo ! (©r fte^t jcf)üc^tern hinüber.) 

H)tII?elm. 3^, unb fie Ipäre aud^ ba. 

£uife (beijeite). 2)ie l^aben ganj geh?i^ ethjag ijor. (©icfit 

hinter beut $uc^e l^tnüber.) 20 

IDilfjelm. ©el^e nur l^in unb rebe fie ox\>. 

3af ob. ©ie lieft ja. ^i) fann fie bod^ je^t nic^t ftören. 

U?illjelm. SBarum benn nid^t? 3)u ioirft bod^ nid^t 
h)arten tooHen, bi§ fie ba^ bidEe 33ud^ au^gelefen l^at? 

3afob. 2Ba§ foH ic^ il^r aber nur fagen? 25 

XDilljelm. 2)a^ ift ganj gleid;. 2)u trittft ^in, rebeft fie 
an unb ertUirft ibr beine Siebe. 



Auft. 6.] EINER MUSS HEIRATEN, 22/ 

3afob. Slbcr ic^ liebe ja vM^W 

IDilfjelm. 3)a« ift aud^ ganj gleid^. 2)u mujt bod^ 
lüenigften« fo tl^un. 

3afob. ©0? Du lieber i&immel, toie foH ic^ baS nur 
5 anfangen ? 

IDilljcIm. 2)a« ift ganj einfad^. 2)u fagft j. 8. : „Outen 
SKorgen, liebe Goufme. SQäie ge^t e« S^"^"? SOS^^ mad^en 
©ie? Sefinben ©ie ftc^ tool^l!'' ober fonft n?a« ©d^öned. 

3 ex f ob. 3)a^ lann id^ nid^t. 3)a« ift mir öiel ju ft^toer! 

10 IDilljcIm. 3ld^, lüarum nic^t garl ©teile bir einmal 

öor, bu h)äreft bie ßoufine, unb \i^ lüäre bu. 9lun gieb ad^t^ 

n)ie id^ ba$ mad^en tverbe. (Sr ge^t einige schritte &urü({, fet^t rt(^ tu 
^ofttur unb fommt bann auf 3ato6 &u, t^m ben ^of mac^enb, fic^ iierlic^ üecbeugenb.) 

®uten ÜKorgen, liebe« ßoufind^en! 

15 3^'^^ ^rt(^ ^«^"«^8*"^)' ©Uten 5Worgen, SSetter! 

IDilEje Im (»erlegen). @g — i(^ — l^m — h)ie l^aben ©ie ge* 
f dj^laf en ? 

3cifob. ©0, fo, id^ banfe. 

U? 1 1 b e I m. 5?reut mid^. — ®« — e« ift beute febr fdblec^te« 
2o SBetter! 

3afob. 3a. 

IDilljelm. Unb — ja — unb id^ — I;m — I^m — 
3 elf ob. 9iun fie^ft bu, bu fommft aud^ nid^t öom ^ledf! 
IDilfjelm (äraeriid)). 9iun, bu lannft bod^ nic^t verlangen, 
25 ba^ id^ bir ben §of mad^en foll. 3Kan fommt ja o^vA aHer 
SKufion, toenn man bic^ anfielet, mit beiner hjeijen §al«5 
binbe unb beinem altmobifd^en ^rarf. Sei i^r tüürbe e« uiel 
beffer ge^en. 
3 elf ob. Sßerfud^e e« alfo bei i^r. 
30 IDilljelm. 9tun gut, id^ h)ill bir*« bormad^en. Sritt 



228 GERM AN READER. 

I^intcr einen ©traud^ unb j)affe ja rec^t genau auf, bamit bu 
e§ bann nad^mad^en fannft. 

3afob (freuMg). Sd^öu, fd^öu. Hebet ©ruber, bu bift bod^ 
eine gute ©eele. 

XDtllyelm» ©iel^ft bu e^ nun enblid^ ein, toie id^ mid^ 5 
aufot)fere? 2:^ue je^t, al« ob bu fortgingeft, aber rafd^, benn 
'xij fül^Ie mid^ eben im ^euer. 

3 ^ f 1' (^öid^ hinter ein ®eaüf(^, locld^e« im SJotfQtt au^ bur(^ bie Souliffe 
ober einige ^o^e Slumenftöcte bocgefteDt jein fonn, tretenb). @Ut, QUt, id^ gel^e 

f d^on ! 10 

tP i I ^ C ( in (fte^t i^m na(^, bid er fic^ berborgen). 

£utfe. ©ie ge^en, o^ne mir ettoa« gu fagen? (&to^.) 3l(^ 
nein, SBil^elm lommt jurüi. (@ie aeft weiter.) 

IDilljelm (aurüdfe^renb). ©0, je^t gilt e« ! 3lber erft muffen 

tt)ir reIognO^}ieren. ((Sr tritt nä^er, fie^t rte an unb ge^t n^ieber jurütf.) 15 

Cutfe (bertounbert). SEBa^ er nur hJoHen mag? 

IDil^cIm. ©ie fie^t toa^r^aftig red^t lieblid^ au§! ©ie 
^at fo ettoag ©d^lDärmerifd^e«, ^oetifd^eS! 2)er ©ruft, mit 
bem fie il^re Seftüre berfolgt, ftel^t il^r ganj gut ! 

3öfob (hinter bcm®e6üf(^). 3?un, SBill^elm, fange bodb oxk. 20 

IDtlljelm. ®leid^, gleid^,. fo toarte boc^ nur ein toenig, 
ic^ mu^ mid^ fammeln. §m, l^m, — '^ ift bodj^ nid^t fo 
leidet, afe id^ badete ! §m, l^m. — Slnreben mu^ id^ fie aber, 

fonft blamiere ic^ mic^ bor %(3Xtib. Oofit fic^ ein ^crj, na^er tretenb.) 

§m, ^m, fo bertieft, fd^öne ßoufme? @g ift h)ol^I nic^t er« 25 
laubt, ©ie ju ftören? 

£uife (freunbii(^Qufbiitfenb). 6i, 3Setter, ba^ 3Scrgnügen ^l^rer 
Unterl^altung h)irb mir fo feiten ju teil, ba^ l^ier bon einer 
©törung nid^t bie 3lebe fein fann. (Ste^t auf.) 

U?ilfjelm. Darf man fragen, toa« 3l;r g^t^'^^ff^ fo fei^r 30 
in 2ln[j)rud^ nimmt? 



Auft. ß.] EINER MUSS HEIRATEN, 229 

£ u i f c (f(^aif^aift). Sin öortrefflid^eg SEBerf öon einem getoiffen 
^rofeffor SBil^m 3om. 

ID i l ly e I m (etftaunt). 3Ba«, öon mir ? 
Cuife. 3«/ S^'^^ Steife im Slorben. D, Sie glauben nic^t, 
5 U)ie t)iel SSergnügen mir 3^r Sffierf fc^on gemad^t ^at. 

IDil^elm (^t i^r bas »u(^ aud ber ^nb genommen). äSal^rl^aftig^ 

mein neued SBerl. (®iebt e« Aurüct.) 3ft ed aber nic^t fd^abe um 
bie fc^önen ^yx^tx^,, £uife, bie Sie bamit anftrengen. 

3 a'o b (tritt etn>ad ixvi^ bem ®ebüf(^ ^erbor, beobad^tet forttoäbrenb 38i(bc(m9 
lo »etvcgungen, beifeite). @(^Öne 9(U0en^ baÖ ift gUt ! 

Cuife. ^ie fönnen auf nic^td Sblered faKen. 

tPtlt^e Im (beifeite). @ie ^at tuirtlic^ fc^öne ^(ugen. (Saut.) 
Sie finben alfo ©efd^madf unb ^^tereffe an ber Sitteratur? 

Cuife. Irauen Sie mir feinen ©inn für ba« ebelfte 
15 SBirfen ju? 

H) i l Ij c l m (f(^nea). Se^üte ! 3^ traue ^x^vc^, alle« ®ute 
unb Schöne )u. %xi einem fo fc^önen, lieblichen ^ör)}er mu^ 
auc^ eine fd^öne Seele too^nen. 

3af ob (beifeite). Sc^öue SeeU, ba« ift aud^ gut. 
20 IDilfje Im (befeite). Sie ift toirflid^ ganj allerliebft! Unb 

n>el(^ nieblic^ed ^änbd^en fie l^at. (Sr ergreift ibre «anb.) 

3öfob (beifeife). 3l^a, er nimmt fie bei ber §anb. (^«betm« 

»etoegung nac^abmenb.) 3)a$ mac^t fi(^ gau} gut. 

IDillyelm. SfiJie f(^meid^el^aft ift e« für un«, unfere SJÖerfe 

25 auc^ in fo reijenben §önben ju erblicfen; ba« erfreut und um 

fo mel^r, al« bie« ®Iüd un« ©elel^rten feiten ju teil toirb. 

{9tm ibre ^nb.) 

3 Clf ob (beifeite). gr lü^t i^re ipanb! (es nat^mot^enb.) ipm, 

ba« gefällt mir! 
30 Cuife. 3«/ leiber befaffen toir \xx[,% größtenteils nur mit 



230 GERM AN READER, 

bcm Stri(![trunH)fc, mit §äfelarbeiten, ober, tocnn e^ l^od^ 
fommt, mit irgenb einem 5Woberomane. 2lber glauben ©ie 
mir, SEBill^elm, nid^t aUe finb fo. SS giebt tpol^l mand^e, bie 
fid^ gern in il^ren 3Wu^eftunben mit ben (Srgebniffen ber em« 
fteren SBiffenfd^aften befd^äftigen möd^ten. 5 

IDil^elm. Sffiie, Suife, ©ie, ©ie f))red^en fo? 

Cutfe. 9iod^ me^r, id^ fü^Ie fo. 

IDil^elm. ©ie finben unS ©elel^rte nid^t ^)ebantifc^, lang« 
toeilig ? 

£utfe. 2öie fönnte id^ baS? %(x%yx ^abe id^ Diel ju l^o^e lo 
3ld^tung i)or 3^^^^ SBirlen, unb bebaure nur, baj eS unS 
armen grauen nid^t bergönnt ift, bem ^(uge "^xt^ ®eifteS 
[tetig ju folgen, loie ic^ e« iool^l toünfd^te, 

U) i I ^ e I m (beifeite), ©ie ift ioirHid^ bejaubemb ! 2Bo toaren 
nur meine Slugen? 15 

Cuife (begeiftert). SBie fd^öu mu^ e§ fein, gleid^ ben ©e« 
leierten baS SBefen ber 2änber unb SSöIIer, baS SBefen ber 
9iatur, beS UniDerfumS ju erfaffen unb ju berftel^en, fid^ ju 
erl^eben über biefe Srbe unb ben Sauf ber ©onnen unb SBelten 
ju ergrünben ! SBie f lein fomme id^ mir bor hjenn id^ %\x ^i^rer 20 
§öl^e l^inaufblidfe unb nid^tS, nid^tö in mir finbe, als ben 
2)rang, ^XKtt\. ju folgen unb ©ie ju begreifen ! 

XD i I Ij e I m . SBaS ^öre ic^, Suif e, ßoufind^en ? 1 (»cifeitc ) 
äBie fd^ön fte je^t ausfielet, unb h>ie begeiftert fie f))rid^t. 
(finut) SuiSd^en, toenn fid^ nun ©elegenl^eit fänbe, biefen 25 
SBunfd^ JU befriebigen? 9Benn fid^ ein 3Jlann fänbe, ber mit 
^reuben ^xtw. SBunfd^ erfüllen toollte, ber ftd^ ^^l^nen ganj 
toibmete, ©ie auf biefelbe ©tufe beS äBiffenS ju führen, bie 
er felbft erreid^te? 

Cutfc. ^d^ n>ürbe i^m gern folgen unb eine gelehrige 30 
©c^ülerin fein. 



Auft. 6.] EINER MUSS HEIRATEN, 23 1 

IDtlljelm (cttoa8 ftodenb). Unb tpenn c^ einer ^\^x^t Settern 
tüäre? 
£uife (iDCßfe^enb). ßinet meiner SSettem? 

IDil^elm (l^re ^nh an feine Cim« brütfenb). Unb tpenn — batf 

5 td^ eg au^fjjrec^en, Suife — h>enn ic^ c« toäre ? (Umft^anet fte mit 

bem 9(rm.) 

3afob (äHfrtmmenb). ©ci^ön, f d^ön ! 2)a^ toiff id^ mir mer« 

f Cn ! (aRod^t e« no(^.) 

Cuife (fti!^ fanft lodmad^enb, Derfd^ämt). 3Bürben @ie benn aud^ 
10 @ebulb mit bem fc^loac^en SJiäbc^en l^aben unb nid^t }ümen^ 
tpenn id^ nic^f fo rafd^ begriffe, ate ©ie glauben ? 

IDilljelm. 3^ S^nen gümen, Suife? SBBo beulen ©ie 
l^in? ©teilen ©ie mic^ auf bie ^robe. 3^ ^i^ gebulbig 
fein, tüie ein Samm. 3<^ h^iß <^^^^ jel^nmal tpieber^olen, 
15 um nur red^t oft bag Sßergnügen ju l(^aben, in ^ifxt fc^önen 
Slugen blidfen ju fönnen. (Sott, Sui^c^en, toaö l^aben ©ie für 
l^immlifd^e Slugen? 3^^ begreife gar nic^t, ba^ id^ ba« nid^t 
früher bemerfte. 

Cuife (bortourfsboo). ©ie l^aben ftd^ über^auj)t toenig um 
20 mid^ geflimmert. 

IDilfjelm* Unb biefe^ SKünbd^en! 2Bie l^enlid^ mu^ e« 
fein, feine eigenen SßJorte au^ biefem 5Wünbd^en toieberl^olt ju 
l^ören! Sui^d^en, antworten ©ie mir, toollen ©ie e« mit mir 

toagen ? (Umfc^Iingt t^re Xaiae.) 
25 3^'^^ (^^* toä^renb ber refrten «Borte ^eranflef(^tl(i^cn unb sn^Jft SBil^elm nm 
Äotfe). 

IDtltjelm M umtoenbenb). SBag giebt*« benn. 

£ U t f e (crfc^redt). 3ld^ ! ^ttfob ! miii sum Xlft^c unb erflrcift l^r «U(^). 

3afob. 5Du, SBil^elm, '« ift gut. 

30 ID i l ^ e I m (äreerdc^ etmaS h\\ ^ofod nat^ ber a^ttte ^tniibertretenb). Stein, 

'« ift nid^t gut, ge^ ah ! 



232 GERM AN READER. 

3afob. 3^ h)ei^ je^t fd^on genug, ge^ nur. 

IDilfjelm. 3Barum nid^t gar, id^ bin nod^ lange nid^t fo 
tüeit. %t%\. fommt erft bie ^o^w'^iS^ift. 

3afob. ©0? SRod^ me^r? 

IDtl^cIm. JJteUid^, ma(^' nur, ba^ bu fortfommft, unb 5 
^)affe red^t auf. 

3(xfob. 9la, meinettpegen ! bod^ nic^t )u lange. (®ei§t toteber 

l^tnter beu ©trouc^.) 

ID 1 1 Ij e l m (beifcitc). 3)a« toäre nod^ fd^öner, toenn ber jtd^ 
nun breinmifd^en toottte ! 6r f(^eint ©efallen <xxk unferer 10 
Seftion ju finben. (erft^rtdt). SlDe $agel, ba fällt mir ein, ba^ 
id^ ja eigentlid^ nur für S^lob fj)red^e ! %(x, ba« gilt mir je^t 
gleid^, tüarum ^at er mi(^ in bie gefäl^rlid^e Situation gebrad^t. 
©ie geföttt mir ganj gut, unb ba i(^ nun einmal im 3^0^ 
bin, lOiXiXi. \i) bod^ nid^t mel^r jurücftreten. 15 

£ U i f e (ivenbet ft(^ bei ben letzten ^Borten sunt ®e^en). 

XD 1 1 ly e I m (fie aurücf^oitcnb). SBol^in, ßoufmd^en ? ©ie iDoDen 
bod^ nid^t fort? 

£utfe. S^Iob l^at getoi^ nottoenbig mit 3'^"^'^ ju f^red^en. 

IDtlfjelm. 2)urd^au« ni(^t. 2lber id^ l^abe mit 3^"^" «> 
ju f^)re(^en. SBo bin id^ bod^ nur fte^en geblieben? 2)er 
fatale ^enfd^ l^at mid^ ganj au« bem fion}et)t gebrad^t. 

£utfe. ©ie boten jid^ mir jum Se^rer an. 

IDil^elm. 9iein, Suife, baö toar t% nid^t allein. 3«^ 
tDoHte %\jXi%xi aud^ fagen, ba^ — ba^ ©ie mir au^erorbent« 25 
lid^ gefallen — ba^ id^ ©ie red^t innig lieb l^abe. (ergreift i^re 

$anb.) 

£utfe (i^mfd^Qtf^aftbie^anbentiie^enb). SSetter, ba« gehört nid^t 
jum Unterrid^t. 

XDilljclm. aSBie, Suife, ©ie entjiel^en mir 3^*^^ §anb, 30 
©ie antworten mir gar nic^t? 



Auft. 6.] EINER MUSS HEIRATEN. 233 

Cuife. 3^ fööte 3^"^ !<* f<^*>n, ba^ id^ gern 3^re 
©c^ülerin fein n>oOte. 

XDil^cIm. Unb toenn i(^ 3^"^*^ *w^^i^ toerbcn toottte — 
3i^t Se^rer, "^x greunb unb — toenn ©ie eintoittiöen, 3^^^ — 
5 £uifc. 9lun Setter, Sie ftocfen ja, in toaS foll i(^ benn 
eintoidigen ? 

3afob. 3^t lommt bie le^te Sombe; toei^ fd^on, h)a« 
er fagen toid. 

ZDtl^elm. SBol^Ian, Suife, e^ mu^ l^eraud! 3Benn ®ie 
lo eintoittigen — auc^ 3^^^ 5Dlann, ber ©ie öon $erjen lieben, 
berel^ren, auf ben Rauben tragen tpirb! 

Cuife (ertötenb). SBSil^elm, ©ie überrafd^en mic^ — ©ie 
toottten ? 

IDil^elm. %^, \x, ßoufmd^en, id^ toitt! Unb toenn ©ie 
15 njja'' fagen, mad^en ©ie mic^ unaudf^rec^Ud^ glücflid^! (St 

fmlt il^T au 2fü|en unb brttdt i^re (>anb an feine Sippen.) 

3afoh äCl^a, bad ift alfo bie $au))tfa(^e! ©c^ön! (@intt 

^Vi^ aufs ftnie.) 

Cuife. ©te^en ©ie auf, \ooA toirb bie %QiXiit ba)u fagen? 
2o IDil ^c Im (immer tnieenb). @d ift il^r fe^uUc^fter SBuufc^. 
Cuife. SBa^ toirb ^oXxib fagen? 
IDilljelm. SDer, nun ber toirb fid^ rec^t ^erjlid^ barüber 
freuen, aber h)a« toerben ©ie, ©ie Suife, fagen ? {^it% auf.) 

Cuife (uieberfe^enb). 

25 IDilljcIm. 3«/ hjal^rl^aftig, Suife. 3«^ *^iM ©ie nic^t 
belügen unb %\ixitxi eine grenjenlofe Siebe öorfj)iegeln ; aber 
gut bin ic^ 3^"^" ^on §erjen, unb bie fo rec^t innige, hja^re 
Siebe toirb tool^l wxi^ lommen, toenn ic^ l^offen barf, 3^^^^ 
9leigung ju getüinnen. ©J)red^en ©ie, Suife, lönnen ©ie mir 

30 biefe fc^enlen? 



234 GERM AN READER, 

£ U t f C (il^m bie ^onb ge&enb). SRuU — 3BtIl^e(m — ' 

IPtl^cIm. 3a? 3a, Suifc? 

£uife., "^yxxi benn, Setter, ja! 3^ h^iß 3^«^^ Vertrauen, 
unb — (ftc^ umfe^cnb, ft^oif^oft) unter un« ßefagt, SBill^elm, id^ h)ar 
3i^nen glei(^ bom erften 2lugenbKdte OiX< gut. 2lber ©ie, ©ie 5 
böfer ^Jlenfd^, l^aben mid^ gar nid^t angefel^en! 

XDilfjelm (freubig). ^reiUd^, id^ tt)or ein 5Rarr, mit Slinb* 
^eit gefd^Iagen! Slber je^t ge^en mir bie 3lugen auf, unb ic^ 
fel^e einen ganjen §immel üor mir. S)u liebe«, l^immlifd^e« 
5IRäbc^en, je^t, je^t gieb mir einen Äu^ jum ©iegel unfere« 10 
Sunbe« ! (er \m fte.) 

3<^fob. 6i, ei, ba« mad(>t fid^ d^armant! 

Siebenter Uuftritt. 
ISortge. ^ertrube 

(i)t ioä^renb ber legten SBorte QUä bem ^aufc, 3öIo6 ou8 bcm ®ebüf(^ getreten 

unb nö^er gelommen). 

(ß er trübe. 5Run, ®ott ftärfe mid^! SBil^elm, toa« foH 
ba« ^ei^en? 
ID i I Ij e I m (erfc^rttft unb läfet ßuifc to8). 2llle §agel, bie 2^ante ! 15 
©ertrube (äuSafob, letfe). Unb bu ftel^ft fo ru^ig ba unb 

S\m h^ ? 

3 af ob (pfiffig, ^eimiic^äui^r). SBill^elm jeigt mir nur, h)ie id^ 
e« mad^en mu^. 

©er trübe (fetje). ©0? SBarum tl^uft bu ba§ nic^t felbft? 20 
SBarum baft bu nod^ nid;t mit i^r gefj)ro(^en? 

3afob (ictfe). (Sleid^, gleid^! SBill^elm ift baran fd^ulb, er 
ift nod> nid^t fo tpeit. 

IDtItjelm (ßuifenä ^anb faffenb). 2)od^, Sruber, je^t bin id^ 



Auft. 7.] EINER MUSS HEIRAT EX, 235 

Dottftänbig fertig. 33efte 2^antc, lieber Sruber, id^ ftette ^\xi^ 
J>ier unfer liebe« Goujinc^en ate meine Staut toor. 

©crtruöe. SBäo« ift ba«? 

3afob. 2)eine Sraut? 
5 IDilljelm. 3<*/ w^^**^^ '^i^K i^^tjige Sraut, bie mid^ eben 
burd^ il^re ßintoiUigung }um glüdlic^ften 3Renfd^en machte. 

©ertrubc. 9lun, ba« fmb mir fd^öne ©efd^ic^tenl 5)u 
h>UIft l^eiraten? 3^ badete bod^, ba^ ^^tob — 

3<ifob. 3<* freiließ, id^ tooffte aud^, e« gefiel mir fcbon 
lo ganj gut. 

XDilf^elm (Cuife anfe^enb, laAenb). üRir ^jOX e§ aber nod^ beffer 
gefallen. 

3cifob. 3)a« 2o« l^at ja aber mid^ getroffen! 

IDilfjelm (lat^enb). 3^/ <*wf i^^n^ $aj)iere. 3c^ (;abe aber 
15 ^ier in ®irfHd^feit unb geh)i^ ben größten Treffer gemad^t! 

©er trübe» "^wn, unb h)ag fagt Suife? 

IDill^elm. D, bie ift e« jufrieben, nid^t hjal^r, Sui^d^en? 

Cutfe. SBenn meine gute 3^ante nid^t« bagegen ^at? 

© e r t r u 6 e. 9?un, meinettoegen ! 5!Kir ift e« gleid^, toeld^er 
20 t)on cud^ l^eiratet, tpenn nur gelj^eiratet h)irb. 

3cifob (fc^moaenb). 3)a« ift red^t fd^Ied^t öon bir, SBil^elm. 
3)u toottteft Suife bod^ nur borbereiten ? SBarum ^abe ic^ benn 
meinen ^radf angezogen? 

IDilljelm. %<x, in fold^en 3)ingen mu^ jeber für fid^ felbft 
25 l^anbeln. 

3flfob. ©d^abe! 3um erftenmal in meinem Seben l^ätte 
ic^ GJefd^madf baran gefunben. 2lber fo ge^t e« einem, \o^xi(\. 
x(KOXK fid^ mit grauen einlädt. 

IDilfjelm (mit cuife am «um). 9li(^t immer; man mu^ e« nur 
30 auf bie redete 3(rt anfangen. 



236 GER MAN READER. 

Cutfe. 3a, Setter 3aIob. Unb gBU^elm« »rt toar bic 
redete. 

(ß er trübe (iu 3afo6). 9lur fid^ nic^t gletc^ abfd^reden laffen. 
SSerfud^e e^ nur bei einer anberen; je^t toirb e« fd^on bejfer 
ge^en. 

3flfob. 2)a^ mif ber §immel betoa^re! Sinmal unb 
nid^t tt)ieber. @^ ift gan) gut fo. 3^ ^E^ff^ ^i^ ^^^ ^^'^^ 
herleiten, bleibe lebig unb bei meinen Stierem. Der SSater 
fagte ja aud^ nur: ,r®iner mu^ l^eiraten." 

(3)fr ^or^ang fäUt.) 

gec^metftcr. 



NOTES. 



NOTES. 



ELEMENTARY PROSE. 



1. Sefftng. 
Page 1. — line i. fam, pret. of lommcn. — eines 2Ibeubs, adverbial 

gen. denoting indefinite time. The adv. gen. may express time, place or 
manner. — nadf £)aufe, /^ [Aw] Aous^y i.e. Aome. 

1. 2. falj, pret. of fc^en, /oo^, see. — erfattitte, pret. of crfcnncn, recog- 
nize. 

I. 3. ^erritr here master, §crr when prefixed to a proper name is 
our Mr, — im = in bcm. — Punfefn, adj. used subs. — rief, pret. of 
rufen. 

II. 3-4. 3U f^aufe, at home: 

1. 4. Sd^abet nid^ts,sc. as subject ed: lit. no härm is done, never tniniL 

1. 5. ging . . . fort, pret. of fort'ge^cn,^ away. 

The Order of words in a German sentence is more fixed than in English. 
In the normal order, with simple tenses, the subject Stands first, then the 
verb, the object and the adverbial modifiers of time, place and manner. 
Notice the order of words in the first three sentences. 

In Compound tenses, consisting of an auxiliary and an infinitive or parti- 
ciple, the latter Stands at the end of the clause, as fontmen, 1. 5, and the 
limiting words precede. 

When a predicate modifier introducesa sentence like ,,@ti)abct niti)td/' 
which is the object of anttt)ortcte, the verb precedes the subject. This is 
called the "inverted order." 

Certain adverbs or prepositions have become attached to verbs : giving 
to them a special, often derivative, signification. S3c, cmp, ent, er, ge, ücr 
and ger are called "inseparable prefixes"; such verbs do not take ge in 
forming the participle. Most of the other prefixes are separable; the pre- 
fix has then the position of the adverb and Stands last in the normal order, 



240 NOTES. 

in simple tenses, but immediately before the verb in Compound tenses. Cf. 
n)ieberfommen and ging . . . fort in 1. 5, also the English prefixes in such 
words as become^forget^ upset and sei up, overturn and turn overffidfil and 
fillfuU. 

2. mt flnb aUt» ff^ulbtg. 

Title. IDtr ftnb attes fc^ulbtg; ft^ulbig fein means owf, be indebud 
for; atte« is the acc. neut. of the adj., govemed by fc^ulbig. 

1. 6. (Jürft, prince, is the ruler of a country, or the head of a family, 
whose sons bear the title of prince (^rinj). — 30g, pret. of gießen. 

1. 7. bcfonbers groge, especially great ; befoilbfrS is an adv. modifying 
groge. — in berfelben, the samt (sc. cUy) =in it; berfelbe is frequently 
used for deHniteness, or as a mere Substitute for a pers. pron. 

1.8. <&{t\&fVO0\\V , notwithstanding. — \\{V\, for him^ dat. of er. — 
Ratten tfjm bie €inn)otjner. Note the order. When any Word other 
than the subject (with a few exceptions), begins a sentence, the normal 
Position of the subject and verb is reversed. This is called the " inverted 
Order." 

1. 9. t^terüber, at this, A Compound adverb (adv. and prep.) is fre- 
quently used in place of the preposition and a personal or demonstrative 
pronoun, here = über i^n or blefcn ((Smpfang). Cf. E. thereat. 

1. 10. 3u erfennen %(xh, madeknown, gab is the pret. of geben. — einer, 

one (o/tkftfi), The article used substantively takes the strong form of inflec- 
tion. — (Eure, poss. adj., pl. form of bein ; euer was formerly used in ad- 
dressing persons of high rank where the plural of bu would be employed, 
also in speaking to childreh and intimates. 

When a dependent sentence is introduced by a relative pronoun, or 
adverb, or a subordinate conjunction, the inflected form of the verb is placed 
at the end of the clause in which it Stands. Cf. ^atte and ^errfc^te, 1. 7. 
1. 10, gab; 1. 11, n^aren; 1. 12, ^aben. This is the "transposed order," 
or Order with a transposed verb. In such cases the separable prefix Stands 
before the verb. 

3. SBalter (Scott. 

1. 13. Spa3ierrttte. The first part of the word, i.e. (öpagier-, adds the 

meaning, /or p/easure ; thus, <Bpai\eVQanQ, a wa/A /or p/easurg ; @pagier* 

fa^rt, a drive /or pleasure, etc. — begegnete, governs usually the dative. 

1. 14. um,/^r. — anfprad?, pret. of an'fpret^^en, to request, 

1- 15- griff, pret. of greifen. — bie, his. The def. art. is employed 

where no ambiguity arises, in place of the possess. pron. This occurs most 



ELEMENTARY PROSE, 24 1 

naturally with reference to parts of the body, dress, terms of relationship, 
and property. — fanb, pret. of finben. — aber, however, when it does not 
introduce the sentence. 

11. 13-16. üeines (Selb, ckange. 

1. 16. bei fic^; witk htm ; ft(^ is the reflex. pron. of the third pers., used 
in the masc., fem., or neut., and in the dat. and acc, sing, or pl. 

1. 17. tpot^l gemerft. The past part. is often used in familiär com- 
mands instead of the imperative. — Sijpence bleiben Sie mir fc^ulbig, 
\it.,you remain indebted (i.e. still continue to owe) to me sixpence, 

1. z8. (ßott fe^ne, subj. of wish, May God bless, etc. The subjunctive 
is used to complete the defective conjugation of the imp. mood. 

1. 19. folang . . , \A% = unHl, 

Page 2* ~* line z. ^annoiotx, ffanover. All names of places (not 
names of rivers or mountains) are neuter. This is an exception to the rule 
that Compound nouns take the gender of the last component. 

1. a. Die golbene (Sans. Many German inns, Hke the English, bear 
a sign from which they derive their name. The name is usually expressed 
with gu and the dative, as : 3"^^ golbenen ®an8. Cf. " At the sign of the 
Red Lion," the «White Hart," etc. — feierte . . . ein, pret. of the verb 
ein'fct)ren. — ^tnanni, past part. of nennen, call, name, 

1. 3. hai, pret. of bitten, ask^pray. 

I. 4. beim = bei bem. — £in{ieigen, entering. All infinitives may be 
used as neuter nouns, where the participial noun in -ing is used in English. 

II. 5-6. bei ber HÜrf fel^r, on his return, Cf. note to bie, p. 1,1. 15. 
11. 6-7. muffen . . . Italien, J^« must not take mefor your sign again, 

5. ^er aSBuIf nnb ber (Sd^Sfer* 

1. 9. oerloren, past part. of öerlleren. — erfut^r, pret. of erfahren, to 
learn, 

1. IG. ab5nflatten, from ab'ßatten, offer. In separable verbs, the or- 
dinary sign of the past part., ge, and of the in f., gu, are inserted between 
the separable prefix and the verb. The separable prefix Stands before the 
verb in the in f. and in both participles. 

1. II. betroffen, past part. of betreffen, befall, — bu bauerft mid?, idiom, 
you move my pity; trans. / am sorryfor you, — Panf , receive my thanks, 
ÜDanf is used in the sing, where we use the pl. form. 

1. 12. möd^te, pret. subj. of mögen, might, wouldfain, 

!• 13- ^fegrimm or 3{engrimm, the name of the wolf in the old 
fables. 



242 NOTES. 

1. 14-15- fügte . . . ^xn^vi, from ^inju' fügen, to add, 

1. 15. ITädpften, comparative of nat)f, uÖ^er, näc^ft, lit. nearest, here, 

neighbor. 

6. ^er Sci^ntieb. 

1. 18. gcl^ängt 3U merbcn, to be hanged, — üornet^mftcn, Superlative 

of Dorne^m, influential, 

I. 19. traten . . . 3ufammen, traten is the pret. of treten. 

II. 20-21. bem Porfe nötig märe, was necessary to the village, Verbs 
in which the words, thoughts or feelings are quoted indirectly are said to 
he in the " subjunctive of indirect Statement/' as in the case of inÖ(^te and 
wäre. 

1. 21. entbet^ren, do without, dispense with. 

1. 22. u. f. XS>. = unb fo weiter, andsoforth, 

Page 3. — line i. es finb 3n)ei IDeber, there are two weavers. (S« is 
often used to introduce a sentence, causing the inversion of the order of the 
noun and verb, the verb agreeing with the noun following; here, with 
SBeber ; cf. English " there Is," " there are." 

.1. 2. für. The prepositions bi«, bnrd), für, gegen, o^ne, nm and 
JDiber govern the acc. 

7* ^er ^ViiS)9 ttitb ber 3<C0(nbo(f. 

1. 4. ipar . . . gefallen, had fallen. The aux. fein is used with intran- 
sitive verbs which denote transition, a change of condition, or a motion from 
or to a definite place: (Sr ift üon @nglanb nact) ^Imerifa gcreifl, He has 

iraveled from England to America. — mentg and oiel are usually unin- 
flected in the nom. and acc. sing, especially when they denote quantity and 
not a number of objects. 

I. 5. entl^ielt, pret. of entf|alten. 

II. 7-8. fd?aute . . .oxi, from anfd^anen, to lock at. 

1. 8. bad?te, pret. of benfe«. — bei fid? felbft, to himself. — rool^I, surely. 
1. II. fprang , . . l^inunter, pret. of Ijinunterfpringen. 

I. 12. tranP, pret. of trinlen. 

II. 13-14. auf feinen Hücfen. The prepositions an, auf, hinter, in, 
neben, über, unter, üor and gtt)if(^en, govern the dative case when rest in 
a place is meant; when direction is implied they govern the accusative. 
Cf. 1. 4, in einen ©runnen; 1. 6. über ben ?Äanb; 11. 12-13, ö"f feinen 
9?ü(fen. 

1. 14. la§ es bir gut fc^merfen, let it [i.e. may //] taste good to yon. 



ELEMENTAR Y PROSE. 243 

11. 14-15. rief . . . 3U, from gurufen, to call to, 

1. 21. I^erausljtlft, from ^<rau«'^etfcn. 

1. aa. Hef . . . bavon, pret. bat)on(aufen, to run away, 

8. 9ßte bie %xU% fo ber £ol|tt. 

1. 19. ging, pret. of gc^cn. — ebenfofel^r,/««/ as much^ equally. — ipc* 
gen, on accountof, Prepositions governing the genilive are ailftatt, ftatt, 
aiiger^alb; innerhalb; n^ä^renb and megen ; megen may stand either before 
or after the noun govemed. 

I. ao. ttiegen is understood before feines <Sei3es. 

II. az-aa. of^ne . . . 3U ertparten, without expecting^ unUss he expected, 
The prepositions anftatt, O^nc and um govern directly the inf. with gu. 

1. 24. ob, whether. 

Pa|[^ 4« — line i. fiirieren, eure. Verbs whose infinitive ends in 
-iercn do not take ge- in the participle; see fiirtert, 1. 6. 

1. a. 2lüein, but^ when a conj., Stands at the beginning of a clause; 
otherwise it is an adv. or adj. — ftarb, pret. of flerben. — fd?on itl, even 
^ iftf in a veryfew, 

9. Xer S3rata^fe(* 

Jean de la Fontaine was a French poet (1621-95), whose fables have 
been famous in many languages. 
1. 9. jeben 2Ibenb, acc. of def. time. 
1. 14. erriet, pret. of erraten. 
1. 15- t^ingefommen, ^«<?. 

I. 17. f^ineingetljan, past part. of hinein' tt)un, to put in. 

II. 17-18. um . . . 3u t?ergiften. Cf. note to p. 3, 11. 21-22. 

1. 21. (Eben, here, at this very moment. 

I. 32. es tl^ut mir leib, I ani sorry. — bod?, nevertheiess. 

II. 22-23. einer £Üge beburfte, needed a /i>, a lie was necessary. 

10. ^te ülBetber noit SBettti^berg. 

For a poetical version of this incident, see p. 77 of this Reader. This 
legend was published in the Chronicle of Cologne (1491). 

The Emperor Konrad III. besieged the Castle of Weinsberg in north - 
western Würtemberg in which the Duke Weif VI. had fled for safety. The 
Castle was forced to submit to ihe emperor's mercy, who ordered that the 
men should be executed, but accorded to the women a free departure with 



244 NOTES. 

whatever they. valued most. Subsequently, the castle bore the name 
'„SBcibcrtreue." Weinsberg lies at the foot of the eminence on which the 
niins of the castle now are situated. The latter was destroyed in the 
Peasants' War (April i6, 1525). 

I. 25. gefd^Iagcn, defeated, — bte Stabt IDetnsberg, the city (of) 
Weinsberg. The name of a city or country is in apposition with the gen- 
eric noun preceding. 

Page 5. — line a. fd^mur, pret. of fd^woren, swear, 

II. a-3. nteber3uma(^en, ctu down, slay, 

I. 4. in bie Übergabe iPtQtgen mugten, were obliged to consent to the 

surrender, 

II. 6-7. iptQtgte ein, from einwilligen, agree, 

1. 7. ben näc^flen Cag. See note to jeben Äbenb, p. 4, 1. 9. The 
time of an action may be expressed either by the acc. without a preposition, 
or by the dative with an or in, as, im 3o^te, p. 4, 1. 24. — fid? bas (Etjor 
Öffnete, Ht., as the gate opened {itself). 

1. 8. ^Vi^t, procession, — 5ogen . . . ans, from aud'}ie^en, marchout, 
— jebe, each one, refers to the natural gender of SBeib, not to its gram- 
matical gender. 

1. 9. bem =^<?^. See note to bic, p. i, 1. 15. — an ber Spt^e, at the 
head. 

U. lo-zz. bes Königs £eute. The poss. gen. may either precede or 
foUow (usually the latter) the noun upon which it depends, as in English. 
Seute often meansi as here, troops, army, retainers, 

I. II. itjrer oiele, many of them, i^rer, ofthem, is the "genitive of the 
whole *' or "partitive genitive" depending on üiele. Notice the use of the 
dat. in a partitive sense with üon, iebe üon i^nen, 1. 5, when not all are in- 
cluded. 

II. 11-12. bas n>äre . . . gen>efen, subj. of indirect statement after 

f^rad)en. 

1. 14. Königlich is here uninflected. The termination of the adjective 
is occasionally omitted coUoquially and in poetry, especially in the neut. 
nom. and acc. — 3Ugefagt, pledged, 

1. 15. bie lt)einsberger, the inhabitants of Weinsberg, Names rf the 
inhabitants of countries and cities are generally formed in German by the 
addition of er to the name of the place, Äöln, Cologne, Kölner, an inhabi- 
tant of Cologne, These are really proper adjectives (or\g. a gen. pl.) used 
substantively. 



ELEMENTARY PROSE, 245 

11. ^tr Srtti^^ nnb ber $al^n. 

Karl Joseph Simrock (1S02-76), the author, was a poet, and a devoted 
Student and collector of mediaeval and populär German literature. He was 
distinguished especially for the fidelity and merit of his translations. Pro- 
fessor in the University of Bonn (1850-76). 

1. 18. mein ^err ^at^n, Mr, Cock, an address of effusive respect. — 
IDelc^e fd^Öne, what (ä) beautiful, 

1. ao. bamtt; in order that, Conjunctions denoting a purpose, ba« 
mit bag and um bag, are foUowed by the subjunctive. 

1. 22. fc^Ioß, pret. of fd^Ueßen, dose, — fing (xn, pret. of anfonge It. — 
auf bas lauteflC; as louJ as he could, Superlative of the adv. 

1. 24. trug, pret. of tragen, to bear. 

1. 25. bcm ;Jud?fe nOi^, after thefox; nad) is here a part of the verb 

nacJ)'taufen. — fc^rteen, pret. of fd^reien, cry. 

1.28. ben euren, /^»rj / the possess. adj. used substantively. 

Page 6« — line i. lieg, pret. of loffcn. 

1. 3- ffog, pret. of fliegen,/;'. 

1. 7. ^ätteft bu nid?t gerebet, fo Ijättefl bu. The subj. mood is used 

in both the condition and the conclusion, when the condition is unrealized 
or is contrary to fact. 



12. Da^ äRardieit 00m 9Ronne im 9Rottbe. 

Populär stories explaining the origin of the spots on the moon are cur- 
rent in all the Germanic languages. Chaucer speaks of '* a chorle (churl) 
painted füll even, bearing a bush of thorns on his bake (back), which 
for his theft might climbe no ner (nearer) the heven." In Ritson*s Ancient 
Songs and Ballads there is also a song upon the man in the moon bearing 
a bürden, See also Shakespeare's Tempest, Act II, Scene 2. 

In the Testament of Cresseid by Robert Henryson, once attributed to 
Chaucer, he speaks of Lady Cynthia : 

*' And on hir breist ane churl paintit ful evin, 
Beirand (bearing) ane bunch of thornis on his bak, 

Quhilk (which) for his thift (theft) micht (might) clim (climb) na nar (nearer) 
the hevin." Skcat's Chaucer, Vol. VIII, p. 335. 

1. 9. POr alten Reiten, in the olden times^ many years ago, — einmal', 
once upon a time; when the accent is on the first syllable, ein' mal it 
means once, — lieben, blessed. ?ieb is used in many fixed expressions as 



246 NOTES, 

here; cf. ber Hebe @Ott, 1. 16, and especially in expressions of time, as, bte 
liebe lange S^ad^t. 

1. 10. banb, pret. of binben. 

1. II. ftccfte einen Storf l^inein. The cane or rod was put into the 
bündle in order to carry it. — t^ocfte bte It^eQe auf, lifted the bundU of 
fagots to his back. 

1. 12. begegnete, see note to p. i, 1. 13. — fetner, here, noble. 

1. 14. blieb ftet^en, lit., remained Standings i.e., stopped\ blieb is the 
pret. of bleiben. The infinitive without gu is used with bleiben, flnben, ^a* 
ben, liegen and flel)en, where the pres. part. is, in most cases, admissible. 

1. 15. auf (Erben (dat. sing.), a relic of the weak declension of fem. 
nouns in the sing. 

1. 17. Per ^ragenbe, Ht., the questioning one, i.e., the questioner. 

I. 19. n>a5 get^t bas mtdp axii what does that matter to me ? 

II. 22-23. fünftig!^in, in thefuture. 

1. 25. oon ber §eit Cin,from that time on; ber is here a demons. pron. 
— fielet . . . immer nod?, has ever stood^ when the action of the verb is 
represented as still continuing, the present tense is used for the perfect. 

1. 26. iDol^I aud?, probably also. 

13. ^(benteuer bei9 93aironi^ tion 9Rftndi^attfett. 

A collection of stories was published in Oxford in 1786, called Baron 
Münchausens Narrative of his marvellous travels and campaigns in 
Russia, by a German, named Rudolf Erich Raspe. The Baron to whom 
these stories were ascribed resided at Bodenwerder in Hanover. He was 
a famous story-teller who had fought in his youth in the Russian service, in 
two campaigns against the Turks. Many of the stories were in circulation 
before the time of Münchausen, but were currently attributed to him in 
Hanover in the last quarter of the last Century. 

So great was the popularity of this work that a fifth edition, enlarged, 
was published in the foUowing year (1787) entitled Gulliver Remved, 
containing singular travels, campaigns, voyages and adventures, by Baron 
AlüncJihausen, London. 

Page 7. — line i. trat . . . (xw, entered upon. — mitten im, in the 

viidst of; mitten is frequently used with prepositions that govem the dative 
and accusative with the force of an adverbial modifier. 

1. 2. 3U Pf erbe, on horseback. 

1. 3. H>eld?es = lUOS, relates to the whole preceding clause. — 5temlt(^ 
Übel, rather untimely or amiss, — empfanb, pret. of emf)ftnben, tofeel. 



ELEMENTAR Y PROSE. 247 

1. 4. je IPetter, according as or the furlher, 

1. 6. meber lt)eg nod? Steg. These alliteralive or riming Couplets, the 
Iwo members of which are practically synonymous, are very common in 
German. Cf. „^au« unb $of/' and " kith and kin " in English. 

1. 6. bes Heitens mübe, weary ofriding, Any Infinitive may constitute 
a verbal neuter noun, but its use is naturally conBned to the sing. — flieg 
td? ahf I dismounted^ from ab'ßeigeit. 

1. 7. eine 2Irt oon, a sort of, 

1. 8. gur Sicher t^eit,>r securUy. — nal^m, pret. of nehmen. 

1. 9. unter hzn lXxxt\, acc. of direction; see also note to p. i, I. 15. 

1. 10. fc^Iief . . . ein, pret. of ein'fd^lafcn. — bie 2(ugen mir, when 
reference is made to parts of the body, a dat. of the pers. pron. dependent 
on the verb is often used instead of the poss. adj. agreeing wilh the noun. 

1. 16. n>urbe id? gen>al^r, from getpa^r tDerben, perceive. Cf. aware in 
English, also beware, "to look out," "be on one's guard"; getpa^r takes 
an obj. in the acc, often a sentence, as here. 

I. 18. mie td? bran n>ar, kow Hall was. — The use of näm'Hd?, thatis 

to sayt to explain, to introduce an Illustration of, or reason for a preceding 
Statement, is very common in German. 

II. 18-19. bie tTad?t über, over night, duringthe night; über, an adverb, 
has here the force of a preposition, when placed after expressions of 
time. 

I. 19. 3ugefd^nett, coveredwith SHOW. 

II. 19-20. tjatte pd? . . . umgefe^t, had changed, 

1. 20. nad? unb nad?, gradually, 

11. 20-21. fo X0\Z,jU5t as. 

1.25. o\(az m\&l . , . IW ht^nmrii witJiout meditating long. See note 
to p. 3, 11. 21-22. 

1. 26. fd?o6, pret. of fd^ießen. 

1. 27. auf biefe 2Irt, an adverbial expression, in this manner. 

Page 8. — line 2. Sitte, \the\ custom. The article is often omitted 
with nouns .denoting material, also wilh abstract nouns when the mean- 
ing is general or unlimited, and does not apply to a single or individual 
object. Cf. ©rot baden, bake bread; ®cbulb l^aben, have patience; cf. 

unter @ciftnce, p. 7, 1. 5. — bes IDinters, adv. gen. Cf. note to p. i, 1. i. 

1. 4. f ul^r, pret. of fol^ven. — fut^r auf Si. Petersburg los, proceeded 
rapidly toivard, etc. 

1. 6. bes gef rä^igjlen, of the most voracious. 

1. 7. Sd?Iitten is a sleigk, sledge or sied. — nad?gelaufen fam, came 

running after. The perfect participle is used with verbs of motion in an 



248 NOTES, 

adverbial sense, as er fommt gegangen (= er !ommt, inbem er gegangen 
ifl, while Walking) gelaufen, gefal^ren, geritten : he comes Walkings run- 

ningy driving, riding, 

11. 7-8. tjolte ein, overtook. 

1. 10. gcfd?al^, pret. of gefc^e^en, kappen, 

1. II. nic^t im minbcften, not in the least, 

1. 12. meine IPenigfeit, my humbU seif. — fonbern; but, is always 
used after a preceding negative. 

1. 13. rig oS>, pret. of ab'reigen. — perfd^lang, pret. of oerf(^Ungen. 

1. 14. por Sd^recfen, Oor often expresses, as here, the cause or occasion, 
frorriy because of. 

1. 15. IPie, asj since. 

1. 16. bapongefommen n>ar, Aad escaped, 

I. 17. erl^ob, pret. of erl^eben. 

II. 17-18. nal^m n>al]r, pret. of nja^rne^men, /^rr«z/^. 

1. 18. über unb über, quite, entirely, 

1. 19. t^ineingefreffen, eat, f reffen is used when speaking of animals, 
effen^ when speaking of men. 

1. 20. fo, when. 

1. 21. il^m . . , auf bas ;Jeü, dative of possession. Cf. note to p. i, 
1. 15. — fold^ ein, fold^ and n^eld) when preceding the indef. art, areuninfl. 

1. 22. itjm, him, the dat. of the indirect object, or " object of influence " 
after the verb. 

1, 24. ftelje I lo ! behold! 

1. 25. l^örte . . . auf, ceased. 

1. 26. langten . , ,ar\, arrived. 

1. 27. gegen, contrary to. — beiberfeitigen, mutual. 

From this time on the Student will be considered capable of finding all 
irregulär verbs for himself in the vocabulary. 

14. ^ie fünf^nc^e Orgel. 

Richard von Volkmann (1830- 1889), Professor of Surgery in the Uni- 
versity of Halle, wrote, while accompanying the German army in France 
(1870-71), a series of charming stories, which he sent to his children 
at home. These were afterwards published under the pseudonym Richard 
Leander, with the title Träumereien an französischen Kaminen (Rever- 
ies by French Firesides), from which this story is taken. 

Page 9. — line i. Dor langen, langen 3aliren, many^ many years 

ago. 



ELEMENTAR Y PROSE. 249 

1. 3. immer mteber, ever and again, 

1. 7. befaf) er ftd?, surveyed, noted carefully. 

1. II. einen Strau§ in ber ^anb. The accusative of a noun isused 
with a limiting phrase absolutely, that is, without any governing word, to 
express a characterizing action, where " with " or '* having " is understood; 
trans. with or having a bouquei in his hand, 

1. 12. ooUer/ an old infiected form of the masc. sing. nom. of the adj., 
which has now become fixed, and is used appositively after nouns of 
any gender, as here. It originally govemed the gen., but is often now 
followed by an uninflected form of the noun, as ein ^aat OoUer Seilte or 
üoll öon beuten, a hau füll of peopU, 

I. 14. baran, of haw; baran is anticipative, representing the subordi- 
nate subs. clause, which foUows, and is in apposition with the demon- 
strative element ba in baran, cf. baran, I. 28; p. 11, 1. 14. — n>as er 
für, what a, The parts of the indeclinable Compound pronoun Xoa9 für 
are occasionally separated, as here. Such a pronoun remains unchanged 
whatever the form of its noun, the case of which is determined by its office 
in the sentence. 

II. 14-15. bem . . • fönne, whom no one couldequal. 

I. 16. begönne, subj. of indirect statement. 

II. i8-ig. nat^m . . . fetjr yx ^er3en, look deepfy to heart, 

1. ai. t>zn gan5en Sag über, the whoU day through. An adverb is 
often used after an adverbial expression of time or of direction, almost 
with the force of a preposition. Cf. ben gangen Sag burd^, through the 
whole day; n)eit, 1. 23, and lang, 1. 26. 

1. 22. nad^ts, by nightf an old genitive Singular used adverbially, often 
with bed after the analogy of Sagd. The genitive forms a general, not a 
specific, designation of time. 

I. 24. He§ er ftd^ . . . nieber, he settled down, established himself 
Page 10. — line 4. Sag rxnb Had^t, acc. of extent of time ; nouns de- 

noting measure of time and space are in the accusative. — ^0,^1 so that, 

II. 5-6. je metjr, correspdnds to bejlo, the nearer , » , so much the 
more, 

1. 10. bli^en, note the Omission of the sign of the inHnitive gu, after 
modal auxiliaries and certain verbs, as finben, füllen, feigen, l^etfen, l^ören, 
laffen, lehren, lernen, nennen, fe^en, corresponding to a like class of 
verbs in English where to is omitted. See 1. 21, tragen, 1. 28, f^telen, 
page II, 1. 19, liegen. 

1. IG. ipas er laufen fonnte, as fast as he could, n)a9 (neut. acc.) is 
here used adverbially, as is the longer form etWaS* 



250 NOTES, 

1. 14. t^tnter . . . Ijer, along behind. An adverb of direction (^er) is 
often thus used after a preposition. 

1. 15. ntcngc is used as here before an uninflected noun where the 
gen. was formerly required, as, eine ST^enge ($e(be9. 

1. 16. guten. After a personal pronoun, the adjective has the weak 
form in the plural, and the strong in the nom. and acc, and often in the 
dat. sing. 

1. 19. belferen, bury; lit., place besides, sc. bcn aiibercn 2^oten = 
neben bie anberen !j:oten. 

1. 20. gebeugten ^auptes, adv. gen. of manner, with bowed kead,. 

I. 22, fd?(ud?3en unb ujetnen. See note to 1. 10. 

II. 2 j-24. w'xxb rootjl aud? . . . fein, that is probably also one, 

1. 24. £eb5etten; note the pl. form, a survival of the older usage of 
employing abstract nouns in the pl. 
1. 24. bte (Tote, the dead woman, 
1. 27. noc^, as yet 

Page 11. — lines 4-5. oerflang, died away, 

1. 6. inne mürben, became aware, 

15* ^te l^remer Stabttttuftfantett. 

This and the two foUowing selections are from Grimmas Kinder- und 
Hausmärchen^ a favorite coUection of German fairy tales. 

The two eminent scholars Jacob (i 785-1863) and Wilhelm (i 786-1859) 
Grimm were associated throughout their lives in their studies and in the 
most affectionate personal relations. Their contributions to Germanic 
philology were of the most varied character and embrace language 
and literature as well as mythology, legal institutions, lexicography and 
legends. One of their most charming works was the coUection of German 
populär and fairy tales, gathered from the mouths of the people, and pub- 
lished under the title Kinder- und Hausm'ärchen, The first edition was 
published in 181 2; a second volume appea'red in 181 5, and a second edi- 
tion, enlarged, in 18 19, and a subsequent volume with notes in 1822. 
Since then many editions have been issued, and the stories have been 
translated into most of the languages of Europe. They have thus become 
the universal delight of children, and of others who study them with a sense 
of their profounder significance. 

The stories were coUected in Hesse, and in the county of Hanau in the 
region of the Main and Kinzig rivers. Later, many Low German stories 
from the districts about Paderborn, Münster and elsewhere were added. 



ELEMENTAR Y PR OSE, 2 5 I 

1. 13. 3u (Enbe gingen, /ä^'/p^/. 

11. 14-15 f. itjn ans bem ^Jutter 3tt fc^affen, toget Hd of feeding him, 

1. 16. mad?te pd?, ^^/oö^t himself, 

1. 17. JQ; without doubt, 

l.'zg. liegen^ notice the Omission of )U after ftnben (1. 18). Cf. note to 
p. 10, 1. 10. 

1. ao. mübe gelanfenf run until he was weary, Many intransitive 
verbs may be thus used in a factitive sense, denoting a change wrought in 
the object through tbe action of the verb, made kimself weary by running, 
— roas (adv. acc.)» colloq. for n)arum. — Pa(fan'; a name for a large 
dog. It comes from the imp. of an'pacfen, lay hold of setze, Cf. p. 10, 1. 10. 

1. 23. fort, sc. gel^n, an adverb often Stands for an omitted verb of 
motion. — l^at . . . n>oIIen totf^Iagen. The regulär Order would be, ^at 

. . . totfd^Iaflen n)oUen. 

1. 24. Hetgaus genommen, taken French leave, 

I. 25. wetgt bu »as ? ril tellyou what 

Pagrel2« — linei. 's juf rieben; guf rieben nowgovems the acc; it 
was formerly used with the gen. ; -ft (for e9) is here a relic of the lost gen. 
neut. of the pers. pron. 

II. 3-4. brei (Cage Hegenmetter, a Condensed, proverbial expression, 
like a three days* storm, 

1. 4. in bie Quere, amiss, 

1. 6. menn's einem OiW. "bZXS, Kragen geljt, when one's neck is in danger, 
The missing cases of the indef. man are supplied by ein ; cf. einem, 1. 16. 
!• 7« 3U 3atjren fomme, amgettingon inyears, 

1. 9. fpinne, purr, 

1. 10. ((ran, mistress, — nod?, betimes. 

1. XI. tjl guter Hat izviZX,good advice is dear, i.e. hard to get. 
1. 17. burd? mar! unb Bein, lit., through marrow and bone, i.e. 
through and through, 

1. 19. unferer lieben grauen Cag ; grouentog, or 2:09 unferer (leben 

grau is one of the festivals of the Virgin Mary, the most important of 
which in the calendar were the Birth of Mary (Sept. 8), the Annunciation 
(March 25), Visitation (July 2), Candlemas (Feb. 2), Assumption (Aug. 

'S). 

1. 23. \yQi, in consequence, 

1. 25. (Ei ipas, O, nonsense, 

1. 27. finbeft; pres. for the fut. as often in English. — äberaU, any- 
where, 

1. 29. muß es eine 2Irt fjaben, it must be something unique. 



252 NOTES. 

11. 29-30. ließ itd? . . . gefallen, was pUased with, 

Page 13. — line 7. n^tnben, points ofthe compass, quarters from wkich 
tke wind blows, — beud^te '\\\Xl, ü seemed to htm (with acc. or dat.) 

1. II. ßerberge^ accommodations. 

1. 18. (Sraufd^tmmel, gray coat. (Sd^immel alone means a gray or 
white horse. 

1. 20. laffen's <tC^ U)Ol^I fein, are enjoying themselves, 

1. 21. was = etwa«. 

1. 22. ipären/ the optative subjunctive. The Omission of the conclusion 
frequently gives to the conditional an optative sense. — ratfd^Iagten, 
counseledf from ^tatfc^Iag, counsel, Conference. Most verbs derived from 
Compound nouns (whose first component is a noun) are treated as simple 
verbs, and take the prefix ge- in the past participle. Such are branb{d)a^en, 

^onb^aben, njcttcifern, etc. 

I. 24. mußte; was to. 

II. 27-28 f. ber Ka^e, the dative of possession, in place of the possess. 
gen. 

Page 14* — line 2. bei; here causal, at, on account of, 
11. 2-3. fut^ren ... in bie 2\6\\t,jumpedup. 

I. 6. nat^men . . . fürlieb, satisfied themselves. — u)aS; the neuter rel- 
ative is used after an indefinite or general antecedent, such as t)ie(; much, 
nic^t^, or, as in this case, baÄ (bcm). 

II. 11-12. bei bie . . . 2lfd?e; bei with the acc. denoting direction, is 
now obsolete. It was frequent in the earlier language (Luther), espec- 
ially in the Midland. 

1. 17. ins ^OCfsl^orn jagen laffen, driven into a dilemma; XxzxiS. frigh- 
tened out of our wits. 

1. 22. baran, to them, sc. an bie ?[ugen. 

1. 30 f. u>as er fonnte, see note to p. 10, 1. 10 f. 

16* ^er ^rme itnb ber 92etfi^e. 

Page 16. — line 12. 3U it^m ein, into his house. 

1. 14. fürlieb nel^men, here, take things as they are. Note the sub- 
junctives of indirect Statement, möchte and l)Qtten, 1. 14. 
1. 16. berujeil = tüä^renb. 
1. 19. fd?(ed?te, in its original sense, plain^ simple. 

1. 24. fid? belongs to both verbs, legen and ausruljen. 
1. 29. \>zy\ beiben 2IIten, dat., in an ablative sense after nel^men, take 
from. 



ELEMENTAR Y PROSE. 253 

Pai^e 17« — line x. ftd?, dat. pl.^r themsehes. See note to p. i, 1. 16. 

1. 6. feines IPeges, adv. gen. 

I. 19. OoUer Cag, broad dayligkt. 

II. 2z~2a. geftanben l^atte: certaih intr. verbs denoting rest or position 
take ^aben as the aux. of the perf. tenses, as, Uegcu, ft^cU; flehen, ru^cn, 
f(^(afen, etc., as well as all modal auxiliaries. 

1. 26. fragte . . . aus, asked all about it. 

PaiiTC 18. — lines 8-9. get»ätjren laffen, Ittive granud ; laffeii is often 
thus used in a causative sense, have done, 
1. 20. sc. er before f oQtf. 

Pagre 19 — line i. machte . . . IHännerdpeii, reared, said of an 
animal when it Stands on its bind feet, or performs like a man. 

I. 7. im Si\6q laffen, leave in the lurch, 

1. II. tDarb's il^m ... 311 IHut, hebecame so warm and cross. 
1. 13. mar if^m . . . nxÄ^i ZXn^tSaVitn, had not occurred to hitn, 

II. 24-25 ipas es feine (Jrau je^t gut tjätte, what a good time his 

wife was Aaving, 

I. 25. bie = fte; notice the demon. for the rel. pron, a frequent use in 
simple Speech, and in children's stories. 

II. 25-26. liege ftd?*S WOill fd?mecfen, was taking thittgs comfortably, 
1. 27. fo f^in, to himself, to this effect, 

1. 28. t^erunter, sc. fommen. 

Pagfe 20. — line 2. Da . . . erfi red?t \^\%,thenfor the first time he 
became in a genuine passion. 

1. 8. (Sieb bid? 3uf rieben, onfy be quiet. 

1. IG. fd?alt. The verbs Reißen, nennen, fc^elten, fd^impfen, taufen, 

lehren and the causative laffen may take two accusatives, one of the person 
and one of the thing, or indicating a change wrought by the action of the 
verb. 
1. 13. (Er mod?te xooVlzxx ober nidpt, whether he would or not. 

17* DornrdiSf^eit. 

The Story of Dornröschen, the " Sleeping Beauty," is one of the oldest 
symbolic tales of the Germanic people. It has parallel versions, differing 
in detail, in France, Italy and India. In France it is called " La belle au 
bois dormant." See Perrault*s Histoires ou Contes du Temps passe, edited 
as Perrrault's Populär Tales by A. Lang, Oxford, 1888; Basile's Penta- 
merone, V. 5 (English version by T. E. Taylor, 1850), and Old Deccan 
Days by M. Fr^re (PhiL, 1868.) 



254 NOTES, 

In the Norse version, the spindle is the sieep-thorn, and the Castle is sur- 
rounded by a wall of iire, through which Sigurd, the hero, can alone pass. 

1. 19. tpac« A verb in the sing, with several sing, subjects occurs, 
especially when the verb precedes, 'also when the subjects are conceived 
of as a Unit. 

1. 20. ipenn »tr boc^, ifwe only\ bod) strengthens the wish. — friegteit, 
colloq. = betamen. 

1. 22. jrofi^ ; in the populär stories as well as in fables animals become 
Speakers as well as actors. 

1. 26. baSf demons. = ft^; see note to p. 19, 1. 25 

1. 27. jtc^ nic^t 3U laffen tPugte, did not know kow to contain kimself. 

Page 21. — line i. labcte . . . ein, usually lub ein. — Derroanbte 
nnb Befannte, the weak form 33ern)anbtcn is the mle afier feine. 

1. 3. iljrer, gen. of the pers. pron. depending upon bretge^n. Notice 
the use of the genitive of the whole when all are included, while the dat. 
with t)On is employed in a partitive sense when only a part is referred to, 
L 5, eine üon i^nen. 

1. 8. bie anbere, the second; anbete was originally used where iXOtXit 
has now taken its place. 

1. g. 5U tPÜnfc^enf notice the use of the inf. with gu in a pass. sense, 
like the Latin gerund. 

1. IG. (£Ife, an archaic form for elf. Notice the plural of the numeral; 
all the Cardinal numbers were once inflected. 

1. 23. He§ . . . ausgcl^en, caused to be issued, 

1. 24. fottten would naturally stand at the end, but in simple speech the 
normal Order occasionally occurs. 

1. 28. bcm ^CLQft, VOO, the day when; ttJO, where, is here used as a 
relative adverb of time, on which, 

Page 22. — line 3. IPenbeltreppe is the acc. of space passed over. 

1. 5. umbretjte, sc. ben ©d^lüffel, turned the key; fag \i^ = ba jag. 

1. 13. ftc^, dat. of poss. 

1. 14. bem 2iugenbltcf . . . mo. Cf. note to p. 21, 1. 28. 

1. 16. Sd^Iog, acc. after Über, implying direction. 

1. 23. etipas Derfef^cn, done somethingwrong,— in (= an) 'btn paaren 

5teffen, puil by the hair, Notice the use of the pl. paaren for the sing. 
1. 24. n)OÜte, was about. 

1. 28. bapon = öon bemfetben. 

Page 23. — line 4. als l^ätten. Every condition involves a conclusion 
expressed or implied ; here the conclusion is suggested by al^, as they 
would do if, etc. 



ELEMENTARY PROSE, 2$$ 

1. 6. (Eobes, gen. after flerben, where the acc. is now used. 

I. g. es foQte, etc., Z^/ a castU was said to stand. 

II. 17-18. ntod^te . . . IPOÜte, lit. might dissuade him as he would, 
i.e. however much the good old man soughi to dissuade him. 

1. 19. t^inaus; sc. gelten. 

1. 25. auf and an^ 1. 27, notice the difference in the meaning of these 
two prepositions, upon and at {beside), 

Page 24. — line i. liegen unb fc^Iafen, infinitives dependent on fa^ 
without }U ; see gongen, 11. 5, 15, also note upon the Omission of l\X, p. 10, 
1. 10. 

I. 3. einer, more definite than man, which might have been used here. 

II. 6-7. es . . . laffen, help it. 

11. 13-14. 509en . . . t^erDOt; drew outfrom beneath. 
1. 18. rupfte . . . fertig, used factitively, finished pltukingy lit., made 
ready by plucking, 

Hans Christian Andersen, one of the greatest of modern story-tellers, 
was born in the picturesque city of Odense on the Danish island of Fünen, 
April 2, 1805. He was of humble birth, his father being a cobbler. His 
simple, beautiful character won friends in Copenhagen whither he went to 
seek his support. He was educated by royal bounty at the Latin school of 
Schlagelse. His novel, the Improvisator, won great favor and assured his 
reputation. He caught the spirit of the folk stories and loved to personify 
dumb objects and material Ihings, investing them with all the romance or 
pathos of real beings. In his stories his weird fancy embodied that which 
was quaint and mysterious, and invented situations füll of surprises and un- 
expected situations. His longer novels are romantic in character. It was 
as a story-teller that he won a fame almost universal. His extemporaneous 
tales to children, told with great vivacity and graphic power, became, when 
written, the basis of his reputation. He died on Aug. 4, 1875. 

There have been at least twenty translations of his stories into German as 
well as numerous translations into English, Spanish, French and Italian. 
The Tinder Box was published in the first collection of Andersen's stories 
in 1835. ^^ shows his skill in giving artistic form and sentiment to the 
crude material of a populär story. All his stories have an individuality 
which secured for them immediate recognition and stamped them upon the 
populär imagination. 

1. 22. fam . . . einmarfd?iert/ came marching. Cf. note to p. 8, 1. 7. 

1, 24. (vx ber Seite = an feiner (^elte. Cf. note to p. i, 1. 15. 



256 NOTES. 

I. 25. foQte eSf etc., used impersonally, but now ihe journey was to kis 
kome. 

II. 26-27. ^tCf ^^^ »' tf?r (dat.) in a possessive sense. 

Pag^ 25« — line i . t^afi, notice the transposed order, which is occa- 
sionally used in an exclamatory sentence. 

1. II. tpas fo0 tc^, sc. t^im. 

1. 12. Du mußt IPtffen, cf. the English, " You must know." 
1. 13. fo befinbefl, pres. for fut. = whenyou will be, 

1. 16. barin = in ben XIjürcn. 

1. 17. mitten (adv.) auf, in the Center of, 

1. 18. ein paar, used as an indecl. num. or with the noun ^ugen in 
apposition. 
1. ig. barum = um fif, that is, um ble 3(ugcu. 

1. 23. (auter, pure^ nothing but. 

1. 27. nitnm bir oon bem (5elbe, notice the partitive dative following 
the verb, take to thyself of the money, 

Page 26. — line 2. rid^tiger, etc., that is a proper dog^ or that's a dogfor 
you, 

1. 6. benFen, imagine. 

1. 7. IPlüft bu rooljl auc^ traben, youprobably Jesire too. 

I. 17. gefagt, sc. Ijatte. 

II. 22-23. VO\t nur immer, as or as in any degree. 
1. 28. bu fönntejl fonjl, trans., or you might, 

1. 29. viel is declined after the def. art. 

Page 27. — line 2. Hein, an expression of astonishment. 

1. 6. griff an, pulled at. 

1. 10. (5ott ben)at}re, an expression of astonishment, Heaven preserve us. 

1. II. eine ITTenge, here (Selb is used in apposition with HTcnge, in 
place of the former gen. — gan3 is uninflected before names of places, even 
in the dat. as mit ganj (Snglanb. — Note that Andersen resided in (Kopen- 
hagen. 

1. 14. einmal, /ör once^ at last. 

1. 16. {)att is used both as a prep. and a conj. in place of onflatt. 

1. 22. rein, conipletely. 

1. 25. bis obenan, to the top. — (Selb, uninflected gen. after ooü. 

Page 28. — line 5. geraben IPeges, adv. gen. of manner, straightway, 

1. 18. fie 3U feljen befommen,^^/ a sight ofher; the expression is used 
as the object of befommen, or fe^^n with iw may represent a passive use of 
the vtxhyfor seeing= to be seen, Cf. note to p. 21, 1. 9. 

1. 22. gen>eisfagt, used impers., the real subject being the following 
Qlause, 



ELEMENTAR Y PROSE, 2 $7 

1. 27. in btn (Cag l^tnetnleBen^ /ive without a thought ofthe morrow. 

Page 29. — line 5. übrig, pred. adj. 

1. 6. bid^t, dose, 

1. II. ein lid^i; here, a candle, 

1. 21. baburd? = burd^ baöfelbe, by it. — xoas . . . nur, whatever, 

Page 30. — lines 1-2. Ijieltcn große Stücfe auf il^n, Idiom., thought 

a great deal ofhim, 

1. II. gar JU gern, extremely, 

Page 31. — line i. n>as er nur immer fonnte. Cf. note to p. 10, 1. 10. 

1. 8. ge5eid7net mar, the verb fein is used in forming the pass. when 
the participle has the force of an adjective, denoting the state or condition 
into which the subject has entered. 

1. 13« iSrÜt^ morgens, early in the morning. 

1. 18. liebes IHännd^en, dim. of affection, my dear little kusband. 

1. 25. .Seiben5eug, in appos. with Stücf, orig. an uninflected gen. 

Page 32.— line 3. t^eimfül^ren = in fein ^ait9 führen, a word long 

used in the sense of marry, conduct a bride to her new honte. 
1. 13. jufl nid?t, not exactly. — ba5U/ more than this, besides. 
1. 18. auf htn Beinen, in motion, astir, 
1. 24. es »irb bod? nic^ts-baraus, nothing will happen until, etc. 

Page 33.— line 9. Cabaf, cf. p. 31, 1. 25. 

1. 21. 3^ ^'^^ nid?t, I forbidy or I will not permit it. 

1. 30» fonnte il^r gar n>oljI gefallen, might wellplease her. 

19* ^ad Gaffer bed Sergeffend. 

Rudolf Baumbach, whose pseudon3nii is Paul Bach, was born in Kranich- 
feld on the Um in the dukedom of Saxe-Meiningen, in 1840. He studied 
natural science in various universities and finally received the degree of 
Doctor of Philosophy in Heidelberg. He has been a private teacher, 
mainly in Austria, but now resides in Meiningen. He is a writer of stories 
füll of delicate sentiment, of graceful humor and charming suggestiveness, 
which appeal to the interest and the imagination of all classes. 

Page 34. — line 6. ba3U, as an accotnpaniment, at the same time, 

I. 7. feiner Kleibung nad? ; nacft, according to^ may precede or foUow 
the noun govemed; gegenüber, opposite, has also at times the postposition. 

II. 12-13. I?i^It . . . inne, stopped, intermitted. 

1. 20. get^örig in 2Item ert^alten, lit., hadkept him panting, i.e. hard 
at work. 

1. 25. bes U)eibn)erfs, gen. after badjte. Many words denoting a 



258 NOTES, 

mental State or action formerly govemed the gen., where now they are 
used with the acc. or a prep.; such are ad^tcn, bcfmncn, beitfcn (an), cr» 

Innern, freuen, genießen, etc. 
Page 35. — line 7. oermunbertes (5efid?t, look of amazement, 

I. 8. grauen (Setpanb, gray was formerly worn in mourning. 

II. i8-ig. bas ^cberfpiel auf ber (Jauft, acc absolute. Cf. note to p. 
9, 1. II. 

11. 19-20. fatj . . . brein, looked at the same timCf looked besides, 

1. 21. Stücf, acc. of Space. 

Page 36. — line 6. l^ot^er, where in any form an -e foUows ^0(^, the 
final -d^ is changed to -\ — 'btX^Xi = bann or al8. 

1. 19. bie Sonne Iid?t, the bright sun ; Uc^t, appos. adj. brig/a. 

1. 27. ininne = ?iebe, an archaic Word preserved in populär poetry, 
and revived in higher literature. These riddles, with alternate question 
and answer, are very characteristic of folk- and primitive poetry. 

Page 37. — line 9. Sc^Iö jfer in bie . . . luf t, air-castles, 

1. 12. ^irfd^getPeif^ am (5tebe(, a pair of antlers over the door or on 
the gable is still a customary decoration of a forester*s house in Germany. 

1. 13. 3U £cf^en, infief. — BannfÖrfter, a keeper 0/ a preserve, 

1. ig. ^aftnad^t, properly the eve of Ash Wednesday, but often used 
to denote an indefinite number of days preceding Lent, which are observed 
in Catholic countries with great festivities. 

1. 25. inär(e), tidings, poetic and archaic for 9M(i^ri(i^t, a word re- 
vived in this sense at the close of the last Century. 

1. 26. Sitxhzq^XodznioXi, ihe tone of a passing-beiL 

1. 28. ba5U/ dt the same time, that is, as he walked. 

Page 38. — line i. 9en>unbene, passive part. with adj. force. 

1. 5. fam geritten, came ridingj past part. with adv. force. Cf. note to p. 
8, 1. 7. 

1. 9. feiner/ gen. of the pers. pron. depending on §err. — fa§ = \t%it 
ftd), with acc. of direction. 

Page 39. — line 11. bas oergeffen mad?t, sc. einen, which cames one 

toforget. 

1. 12. 3u Dienten, cf. note to p. 10, 1. 24. 

1. 15. fürroi^ig, for the later üormi^ig. — gab fic^ . . . 3U erFennen, 

introdtued himself as, — faf^renben 5d?ÜIer. In the middle ages many 
students wandered from university to university, begging their way and 
leading a roUicking life, without any definite purpose of study. These 
students were often called SSogonten, rovers^ and their songs bear the 
name, „53agonten^)oerie", see 1. 24, below. 



ELEMENTAR Y PROSE, 259 

1. ig. (Drt unb Stelle = on the spot, The coupling of words of kindred 
signification for completeness of Statement is very common in English and 
German. Cf. "house and home," "kith and kin,'* "pardon and absolve," 
" absolution and remission," etc. 

1. 20. 3ur blauen Craube^ at the Sign ofthe Blue Grape. Cf. note on 
p. 2y 1. 2. 

1. 22. porausgefe^t; assuming that ; the part. so used expresses a pre- 
liminary condition, upon which something depends. 

Page 40. — line 9. The reputation of the raven for wisdom dates 
from the oldest Germanic mythology, according to which two ravens sat 
upon Odin's Shoulders — Huginn and Muninn, thought and memory — 
one of which revealed to him all the past, and the other the future. 

1. 14. mte id? . . . nad^fel^en roiö, and when I was about to See yester- 
day ; it)a6 bic ttfben Xl)ierc^en mad^en, hoiv the nice little fellows are, 

1. 17. IPO/ here, wherever, — q/t\f Uttb ftet?', öw, a rimed phrase. Cf. 
note to p. 7, 1. 6. — mü^te; [/ wonder~\ who may know. 

1. ig. The äBalbfrau was, in populär lore, the repository of secret 
wisdom. 

1. 24. bal^etm, S.G. for the N.G. ju §aufe ; ^eim is here an old dat. 

1. 25. ba3U, cf. p. 34, 1. 6, note. 

Page 41. — line 2. umfonjl \^ nur ber (Tob, deatk ahne is to be had 

for nothing ^ a proverbial expression. 

1. 15. tf?n f^ungerte, impers. he was hungry, 
1. 17. IPeibsperfon, colloq. a woman, 
1. 30. SiViV^ti eiCffor a league around, 

Page 42. — line 3. Cags 3Uüor = am üorlgen S^age. 
1. 19. alsbalb; unusual, for {obatb. 

I. 20. f^erum, al an end. 

II. 28-2g. ging . . . Don fiatten, went on. 

Page 43. — line 6. Scheiben, UTetben. Both words have the same 

meaning, and are a constant refrain in the old folk-songs : „^6)t\\itVL unb 
SWeibcn t^ut tue^." Cf. note to p. 7, 1. 8. 

1. 10. (Tannenbaum. In Germany, as also in Norway and Sweden, it is 
customary to celebrate the completion of a new house by putting a young 
fir or birch-tree on the highest point of the roof, and by holding a festival 
in which the workmen participate. Ibsen's drama Builder Solness, is based 
upon this fact. 

1. 13. ^zn Kater auf ber 5ci?ulter, see note to p. 9, 1. 11. ^ater, acc 
abs. Witches and weird women had a cat as a companion, with which 
mysterious and uncanny power was associated in the populär belief. 



26o NOTES. 

1. 20. gebeert tjajl, perl for fut. perf., to express greater certainty. 
Pa^ 44« — line 6. (5eäfl; a colL noun, branches, 

1. 13. beim 21Iten, as it was, 

1. 16. Blume, the $ergigmeinnt(^t. 

20* ^te ^efiivSa^it liott taltf @torff|. 

The author of this selection, Wilhelm Hauff (1S02-1827), was a gifted 
and promising novelist and poet, who wrote romantic and historical tales 
somewhat in the mann er of Walter Scott. He is one of the most populär 
of German story-tellers. His works are characterized by humor, descrip- 
tive power, and a certain fantastic quality, which renders them irresistible 
to young readers. 

Among his best known works are ^^atitaficn im Sremcr 92QtdlelIfr, 2)cr 
SRann im SWonbe, %0A ^öitb be« Äaifcr«, etc. The present story is taken 
from a collection of tales called 2)ie ^aratüane ( The Caravan) . A Com- 
pany of merchants, retuming from Mecca, while away the time after dinner 
by each relating some story of his life and adventures. 

1. 20. 3U Bagbab, ^or at Bagdad, 

1. 26. man fatj bem Kalifen (Xn^ one perceived in the Caliph, Many 
verbs govern the dative through the force of the preposition with which 
they are compounded. ^nfel^en with the acc. means regard, The most 
common of such prefixes are an, auf, aud, bei, ein, ent, entgegen, mig, 
nad^, unter, öer, »iber, ju, and Compounds with öor. 

Page 45. — line 3. atte (Tage = jeben Sag, every day. 

1. 13. lange, gerne, advs. The adverb was originally formed from the 
adjective by the addition of -e, as here, or -\\&j, 

I. 19. reid?befc^Iagene, rühly mounted. 

II. 22-23. fd^on . . . moüte, was alreadyon the point ; n)onen, frequent- 
ly means on the point of, or to be about to do. 

Page 46. — line i. anfangen, here simply do, 
1. 2. toenn . . . auc^, even if, 

1. 9. güge, characters, 

1. II. gelef^rt, part. with the force of an adj., like the Eng. "leaftied.** 

1. 15. auf bie ju§fof)Ien. The bastinado is a punishment still in vogue 
in E^ypt and the Orient. 

1. 21. ber bu. The verb agreeing with a relative pronoun is usually in 
the third person ; if , however, the personal pronoun is repeated after the 
relative, the verb agrees with it. 

1. 23. HTuta'bor, fut, pass. of the Lat, verb MUTARE, change, lit. / 
shall be changed, — jebes, any. 



ELEMENTARY PROSE, 26 1 

Page 47. — line 3. gut etnfaufen, purchasing to advantage or at a 
bargain. — XO'xz freuc td? mic^, bis td?, how I rejoice in looking forward 
to the Urne when I shall be, etc. 

1. 19. gefc^el^en t^abe, subj. of indirect discouree like erregt ^aben, below. 

Page 48. — line i. tDottettf iet us, subj. as imp. 

1. 5. nic^t gelacht, dd not laugh. Cf. note to p. 1, 1. 17. 

1. 17. beim . . .'Propl^eten, i.e. Mohammed, 

1. air fetten. The pl. form of the verb with titles is still preserved in official 
decrees, and often in address. Even minor titles, such as ^au|)tmann; captain 
are used with a plural verb in Austria and in some parts of South Germany. 

Page 49. — line 5. ipegen is here used with the dative instead of the 
more usual genitive. 

1. 6. "^Qi, emphatic, hence^ ox for that purpose. 

1. 14. cr(l nac^ langer Seit, not for a long time, 

1. 16. Schabe, is often thus used, almost as a pred. adj. to a sentence, 
or a pronoun Standing for a sentence, = e9 ift fc^abe. 

1. 21. po^ UTeffa, etc., by Mecca . . . a funny Variation of the usual 
^ot^taufenb. 

1. 27. in einem fort, continuously, uniformly, 

Page 50. — line 6. t^eraus, used for an omitted verb of motion; sc. 

fommen. 

1. 25. l^alb, uninflected before the name of a place; cf. gaU) ^0))en« 
^agen, p. 27, line 11. 

Page 51. — line 4. xdxx ipoüen. See note to p. 48,1. i. — Dieüetd?t = 
moglid). 

I. II. mit eurer (Erlaubnis, withyour ieave, 

II. 25-26. mir ift gan3 unl^eimlic^ 3U IHut, / have a very weird feeling, 
11. 26-27. l|flb' es . . . gefeuf3t, used impersonally : there was an atuiibU 

sigh, 

Page 52. — lines 3-4. bem auc^ unter, under whose, 

1. 29. t{ub an, archaic for ^ob QU. 

Page 53. — line 9. tpugte = tonnte, tvas able, succeeded in. 
1. 21. (5emäuer> walls, The prefix ge- implies, with personal nouns, 
association, companionship ; to neuter nouns it lends a coUective sense. 
1. 28. itjr, dat of Separation, from her, 

Page 54. — lines 5-6. mir al^net bies, /, too^ suspect this, 
1. 8. mü§te t^ieUetc^t, subj. to soften the positiveness of an assertion. 
and I mayperhaps know, 

1. 15. einanber = ft(^ einanber, recip. pron. 

1. 22. es ifi mir jebe rec^t, any condition is acceptable to me. 



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1. 29. fd^Oft, concessive, hcwever that may be^ evtn in that case. 

Page 55. — line 6. Das t^igt bie Kafee im Sad f auf cn. That 

means, rushing into it blindfold, 

Page 57. — line 7. f^nnpfen, take a pituh. 



POETRY. 



1. 84»a(benKeb. 

Julius Carl Reinhold Sturm (1816-1896), a pastor and teacher in the 
Principality of Reuss, has written many works of devotion as well as grace- 
ful and musical verses. 

Page 58. — line 5. Haft unb Hul^, alliterative couplets, both members 
of which have practically the same meaning, are very common in German. 

1. 9. Kunbc, iidingSy a poetical sjmonym for 9^a(i^ri(^t. 

1. II. fd^tPanb, the pret. is used instead of the perf. more frequently in 
German than in English. 

1. 12. gefommen, sc ijl. In dependent clauses, the transposed auxiliary 
of the Compound tenses is often omitted when it can easily l>e supplied from 
the context. This is especially frequent in poetry. 

1. 14. XOt\%, sc. i(^. 

3. %Vi btft ttite eine l^rume. 

Heinrich Heine (i 799-1 856) was born in Düsseldorf on the Rhine, but 
spent almost his entire life in France. As a contributor to the press, the 
freedom of his criticisms of political and social questions brought upon him 
govemment censure, which led to his taking up his residence in Paris. 
He there witnessed many of the stirring events associated with the reigns 
of Charles X., Louis Philippe and Napoleon HI. He contributed to the 
German press brilliant, graphic, ironical and humorous discussions of men 
and events, literature, music and art in the French capital. He is one of 
the most gifted and populär of German song writers. His style is light, 
often careless, but of wonderful grace and tenderness, at times of pathos 
and mocking bitterness. He was a thorough Romanticist. Few Germans 



POE TR Y. 263 

have written such clear and simple prose, and few have exercised a wider 
European influence. 

This poem was said to have been addressed to a poor Jewish girl whom 
Heine met in Berlin. It was published in 1825. It has been often set to 
music, among others by Rubinstein and Henschel. 

Page 59. — line u. mir tft, Ifeel. 

Ludwig Uhland (1787- 1862), poet, scholar and statesman, is one of the 
favorite singers of Gennany. He was active in the struggle for constitu- 
tional government in the earlier contests of his country (Würtemberg) be- 
tween 1815 and 1819, 1833 and 1837, *"^ ^*^^' *** *^^ larger movement 
for German unity in 1848. Uhland's genuineness and manliness in his 
verse, as well as the simplicity and nobility of his personal character, have 
won the affection of his nation. 

Longfellow's translation of this poem has made it as familiär to English 
as to German readers. It is in the form of a dialogue. Two travelers 
meet and question one another conceming the Castle. One has seen it 
in the glow of the evening light and in the brightness of hope, the other, 
when enveloped in mist, suggesting woe. 

The subtle suggestiveness of this poem, appealing to the Imagination of 
the reader, is one source of its perpetual charm. It has been translated by 
W. E. Aytoun, H. W. Longfellow, Sir Theodore Martin and W. C. 
Sandars. It has been set to music by Kreutzer and Raff. 

1. 15. mÖ^tC, loould fain, 

1. 18. brüber I^er, along above iL 

Pa^ 60, — line 3. ^aüetl ; the sing, form, ^aße, is used below, 1. 7, 
without difference of meaning. 

1. 4. Satten, fig. the harp, 

I. 8. flrat^Ienb im, etc., radiant wUh. 

1. 10. (Semat^I, here neuter, referring to the queen, i.e. consort, This 
usage is archaic and poetical. 

4. ^ie Sorelei. 

The Lorelei rock is on the right bank of the Rhine near St. Goar. The 
Story of the Lorelei was not originally a populär legend but was invented 
by Clemens Brentano, and published in the second volume of his romance, 
Godwi (1802), called VioleUens Lied^h^g^immgy „3u ^ad^aradft am S^l^eine/' 



264 NOTES. 

Heine published his poem in 1824. The term Lorelei was written Lore 
Lay in Brentano's poem, and Lore-Ley in Heine's. It has been set to music 
by L. Fischer, J. Mathieux and F. Sucher. 

Page 61« — line a. Dabei, ai üu samt Hme, 

L 6. ergreift ZS, an impersonal construction, where we should use the 
passive. 

1. 9. perfd^Iingen, pres. used with the force of the future, as frequently. 
Cf. note to p. 25, 1. 13. 

5. ^te trattrtge Seff^tc^te Hont bummeu $atiiSd|eii» 

Richard Löwenstein (1819-1891) was a Journalist, who, with Kaiisch, 
founded (1848) the Berlin Kladderadatsch, a comic paper which, then as 
now, satirized public men and measures, and often incurred government 
censure, involving punitive measures against the editor. Löwenstein wrote 
also delighthil poems for children, which he published in the Kindergarten 
(1846) from which this poem is taken, which has an instructive lesson in 
spite of its gayety. It depicts the failure of a lad of magnificent hopes 
who was deterred from any real effort by imaginary difficulties. 

1. 24. jagt tf^n fort, dismisses htm, sends htm flying. — Ifletjler, a 
craftsman in Germany, who has served the preliminary periods of appren- 
ticeship and as a joumeyman, and can conduct an independent business. 

L 25. benfe bran, tliink of this, viz. : When, in English, a preposition 
would precede and govern a subordinate sentence, the Compound adverb is 
used in German, embodying the proper preposition and the demonstrative 
element : in this case, bar -|- au = an bad, and the clause foUowing is in 
apposition with ba(r). See note p. 9, 1. 14, and p. 62, 1. 14. 

1. 26. toas aus bir ttod? IPerben f ann I lohat eise you may become. 

Page 62« — line 5. Johnny has now become Jack, that is he is a trifle 
older and has a bit more dignity. 

6. ^ie ftiuber. 

This poem is addressed to Heine's sister Charlotte, later Frau vom Emb- 
den, who was eleven months older than her brother. 

L 18. Perflecften, notice the Omission of the connective unb. 

1. 19. tpie bie Qät^ne, XoXt in comparison means like ; atd introduces a 
noun in apposition, denoting the same person or character; ü)?ana Stuart 
tDirb ald Königin fterben, Maria Stuart will die as a queen, that is, she 
is a queen and as one she will die. 



POETRY. 265 

1. ao. fatltett; Inversion to express a condition. 
1. 21. Kifcrifi, CockadoodU doo, 

1. 26. machten ein Pornctjmes ßaus, kept afine establuhmenL 
Pa|[^ 63« — line 2. ÖfterS; often, with no comparative sense. 
1. 8. alten Katje, a slang name for an old woman. 
1. 12. getDefen, sc. iDäre. Cf. note to p. 57, 1. 12. The same construc- 
tion is continued in the following stanza. 
1. 20. Creu^ notice the rime with — bei. 

7» ^rei $aare nnb (Siner. 

Friedrich Rückert (i 788-1866) was an Orientalist, and poet of a great 
vigor, and an almost unsurpassed master of poetic forms. He translated 
numerous poems from the Indian, Persian, Hebrew, and even the Chinese 
language, and wrote many in the style and metre of the East. He was a 
Professor in Erlangen and in Berlin. 

1. 24. barauf, in reply, 

Page 64. — line 2. ma^' bir's ju eigen, make tkis your possession, 

i.e. lay ihis fact to heart, 

1. 7. 5tDete; archaic, inflected form of JlDet. The numerals were formerly 
inflected. 

8» SBenn td^ ein ^l^Xtm xM. 

German literature is füll of exquisite folk-songs, many of which have 
been preserved for centunes in the populär memory. The date and author- 
ship of these poems are alike uncertain. They sprang from the heart of 
the people and mirror the naive and simple life which produced them. They 
express the poetry of natural feeling, and describe the scenes, passions and 
ideals of the homely life of the untutored and unlearned. They abound in 
tender sentiment, which may contain both humor and pathos. Occasionally 
they are spirited m character and describe martial and warlike scenes. It 
is the cbaracteristic of all populär poetry to personify natural objects, to 
give even a profound meaning to familiär incidents, the retum of the 
seasons, the life of the flowers and trees, and the Coming of the birds 
These poems are graphic in description, and hurried and often irregulär 
in movement. Many of the greatest poets have caugbt the spirit of the 
folk-songs, among whom Goethe, Uhland and Heine are to be numbered. 
This poem is often sung to a folk-melody. 

ist stanza, 1. 13. attt^ter, a quaint and strengthened form of ^ler. 

2d stanza, 1. 9. gleic^ =» obg(ei(^. 



266 NOTES. 

1. lo. boc^ is adversative and occurs frequently, as here, alter a con- 
ditional sentence. 

1. 12. ertpa(^ett tlju*, / {do) awake, The verb t^Ult in populär speech 
and in folk-songs is often used as an auxiliary verb as in English. 

1« 15. ba, relative adverb of time, w)un, — 2\zxytt ^^ archaic form for 
the modern $erj, preserved in the folk-songs and revived by classical writers. 

1. 17. "^a^, here a declarative, or possibly, a causal conj., that or since. 

1. 18. gef^enft; sc. hast. Cf. p. 58, 1. 12. 

9. @ttt gfif^tenbaum ftel|t ettifam* 

This poem was published in 1823. It has been set to music by numer- 
ous composers, Heubner, Hiller, Jensen, Ritter, Roesel, Rubinstein, von 
Woyrsch and others. The poem expresses the pain of hopeless Separation. 

1. ai. iljn f^Iafert, impers., it slumbers, 

10» ^tt fdyoneiS 3ftfil^ermabff|eit. 

This poem was published in 1824. It therefore belongs, like so many 
of Heine's favorite poems, to his earlier period. It has been repeatedly set 
to music. The musical renderings best known are those by Schubert, 
Meyerbeer and Hesse; others are by Eckert, Fink and Rockstro. 

Page 65« — line 11. Pertraufl expresses the reason why she should 
be free from fear z=for you entrust yourself, 

IL ^er äßirtm Xdc^teHetn. 

This poem belongs to Uhland's earlier period (Dec. 24, 1809). ^^ ^*s 
been often translated, araong others, by Barber, Brooks, Butler, Dexter and 
Martin. It has been set to music by Loewe, but is more often sung to a 
populär folk-melody. 

1. 17. tpot}!/ lends a bit of chance to the verb, it happened, it came to 
pass. It occurs frequently in the folk-songs, where its meaning hardly ad- 
mits of positive translation. 

1. 18. 3ci einer ;Jrau lüirtin, at t/te house ofa landlady, i.e. at an inn. 
The preposition bei, as here, denotes at the house of, 

1. 19. Sie. The third person is here used in familiär address instead of 
the second. — gut 3ter ViXib IDettl. In prose we should expect guted 
53ier unb guten Söein. When an adjective relates to two nouns of differ- 
^nt genders, it must be repeated and made to agree with each. 



POETRY. 267 

1. 21. t{l. Note the use of two singular subjects with a singular verb. 
Pag« 66. — line 3. ber crfte, ber 1 a repetition of the subject in the 
populär style. 

1. 5. irtaib, poetical for 2Räbd^en. 
^ 1. 6. 3^ iPÜrbe, regularly [@o] ttJÜrbe xö), 
1. 8. ba5U, ai the sight, 
1. 10. geliebt, cf. note to p. 6, 11. 21-23. 
1. II. Ijub, poetical and archaic for l^ob. 1. 12. an = auf. 
1. 13. bt(^. Theobject is made emphatic by l)eing placed first. 

12. ^er gute ^amerab. 

This poem, like the preceding, is in the genuine spirit of the Volkslied, 
It was written in September, 1809, and has been translated by Sanders and 
Skeat. It has been set to music by Kreutzer, but is more usually sung to 
a populär melody. 

1. 16. nit; dialectic for nic^t. 

1. 19. tn gleid^em 5(^rttt unb (Erttt, with equalpace, Cf. note to p. 
7, 1. 6. 

1. 21. (Stit's mir? Is itmeant for nie? 

1. 24. als toär's, etc., inversion to express a condition, while the conclu- 
sion is intimated by al^. As though he were apart ofmyself. 

Page 67. — line i. tPtU, sc er. The subject is often omitted in popu- 
lär style. 

1. 2. beripeti = tDö^renb. 1. 3. fanti, sc. ic^. 

13. ^ie @renabiere. 

Napoleon crossed the Niemen on June 24, 181 2, with four hundred and 
fifty thousand men, to invade Russia. He reached Wilna on his return after 
the destruction of Moscow, on December 3, with fifteen thousand soldiers. He 
gathered an army of nearly half a million troops with incredible rapidity in 
the spring of 1813, and entered Germany in April, in order to renew the 
war. After various successes, in which his military genius shone preeminent 
against superior forces, he was defeated by the AUies in the battle of Leip- 
zig, October 16-19, 1813. He abdicated in favorof his sonon April i, 1814, 
and was sent a prisoner to the island of Elba. He was a captive from 
May 4, 1814, to February 26, 1815, when he returned to France and recov- 
ered his throne for a brief period, his reign ending after the battle of 
Waterloo, June 18. His abdication foUowed on June 22. 



268 NOTES, 

The poem expresses Heiners entbusiastic admiration for the Emperor 
Napoleon as well as the devotion of the French soldiers to him. 

The date of this poem is given in the French edition of Heiners 
Works as 1816, though it may be two or three yeais later (18 19). It 
was published in 1822. 

1. 7. gefangen; sc. ujorben. 1. 10. IHSr*, cf. note to p. 37, L 25. 

1. II. After gegangen sc. fei. 

1. 15. ob = tt)e0en. — Kunbe, cf. note to p. 58, 1. 9. 

1. 18. Das £teb ifk aus, all is over. 

Page 68. — line 5. ^t)renfreU5; Cross ofthe Legion ofllonor. 
1. 13« reitet IPOljl, may ride, 

14» ^er 8o(bat. 

This poem was translated by Chamisso, to whom it is often ascribed, from 
Hans Christian Andersen. 

The Situation is simple yet tragic. A soldier has been sentenced to be 
shot, and his best friend belongs to the file which is detailed for bis exe- 
cution. The bullets of all the other soldiers miss him, but that of his friend 
strikes him in the heart. 

1. 17. (Es getjt, impers., They marck. 

1. 23. bei flingenbem Spiele ipirb parabtert/ wiih ringing music, the 

parade is held, 

Page 69. — line 2. Sonne = bcr @onnf, depending on (Stro^I. 

1. 5. angelegt, aimed. 

1. 6. Jlc^t Kugeln, bte. Cf. note to p. 67, 1. 3. — porbeigefegt, swept 

or wkizzed past, 

15. (Srßdttig. 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was bom in Frankfurt on the Main, 
August 28, 1749, and died in Weimar March, 22, 1832. He is the central 
figure in German literature, and, possibly, the most influential force in 
European literature since the time of Shakespeare. He was a lyric singer 
of rare beauty, a dramatist, novelist, investigator and discoverer in science. 
There are few subjects with which he did not have a sympathetic interest. 
His personality influenced contemporaries as profoundly as his literary 
genius. The present intellectual life of his country would have been im- 
possible without him. 

The ballad of the Erlking or King of the Elves was written by Goethe in 
the spring of 1 782 in connection with his Singspiel, Die Fischerin, It is 



POETRY. 269 

based upon a folk-song translated from the Danish Erlkönigs Tochter^ 
contained in Herder*s Volkslieder, King Olaf rode far and wide to summon 
the guests to his wedding. The Erlking's daughter danced with her com- 
panions upon the green, and offered to him her hand and summoned him to 
the dance. King Olaf refused, for the morrow was to be his wedding day, 
and gifts of silk and gold were powerless to attract him. The elf-queen 
then gave him a blow upon the heart, which caused him a pain such as he 
had never known before, and announced that sickness should follow him. 
King Olaf returaed home. When the bride came with the weddii^ guests 
on the following moming, she lifted a scarlet covehng, beneath which the 
king lay dead. 

The poem has often been set to music. The best known compositions 
are those by Reichardt, Schubert and C. Loewe. The musical renderings 
by Methfessel, Tomaschek, Berger and Spohr are also well known. Bee- 
thoven, also, sketched the music of the Erlkönig. 

1. 12. er f^ält il^ti marm, factitive pred. 

1. 13. »as, adv. acc. = um lütt« or tuarum, a very common use. 

1. 14. The imagination of the sick child transforms all objects into terror 
and mystery. 

1. 19. mand^ bunte. The first adj. is left uninfiected. Note the use of 
the strong fonn in buute, owing to this Omission. 

1. 20. gülbett, archaic for golbeu, uninfl. adj. 

Pag^e 70« — line 4. wiegen, tan5en and fingen ein, in a future sense. 

1. 15. £Jof, home, 

16» m^Uixi auf ber $etbe. 

1. 17. Söf^ ein Knab*. In the folk-poems the verb often introduces the 
sentence for vivid effect. — Knab' = SüUflUug, as often in folk-poetry. 
1. z8. Reiben, an inflected formof the dat. sing. Cf. note to p. 6, 1. 15. 

17. ^aiS S^eilfi^ett. 

This poem belongs to Goethe's earlier period, having been written in 
1773-74. The music of Mozart, Reichardt, Kunzen and Steffan is best 
known. 

Page 71. — line 13. gebücft in ft(^, bending low. 

1. 15. ^tf^X^, gracefuly charming^ a word often employed in this sense 
in South Germany, and by Goethe. 

1. 19. bie Wiefe Ijer, ahng the m^adviv. 



2/0 NOTES. 

1. 34. matt, untilfaint, 

1. 26. Piertclflünbc^enr trans., one fleeting hour, 

Page 72. — line 2. tn ad?t . . . natjm, ^<f^i?</. 

1. 5. fterb' ic^, inversioii to express a condition. 

Matthias Gaudius (1740-18 15), a scholar and editor, of unsettled life, of 
simple and noble nature, wrote many poems, some brief and füll of sen- 
tentious wisdom, others devout, patriotic, and humorous. 

1. 8. tivXffreely, 

1. 12. mal = einmal. — fein, clever. 

1. 18. ^ait 00m Dcnfen machte, made a husiness ofthinking. galt, 
pronounced as in Frencb, a word in vogue in the eighteenth Century in 
Germany. 

1. 19. barob = barübcr, — KnaK nnb ^aü, an idiomatic expression 
meaning at once, The ^naU is the report of the gun, with which the faü 
(gaQ) of the object is almost simultaneous. Cf . note to p. 7, 1. 8. 

1. 21. eben nt(^t Ponnöten; is notpredsely necessary, 

1. 22. 3am €i nt(^ts ttjut, has nothing to do with the egg. 

Page 73. — line i. feib barum gebeten, for tkis I entreatyou. 

1. 5. Ifeuet/ of this year, a dial. S. G. form, now practically obsolete. 

20* ^er Sauger. 

This ballad was written possibly as early as 1775 or 1776. It was pub- 
lished Brst in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (1795). It has been set to 
music by Reichardt, Kreutzer, Schubert and Loewe. Slight verbal differ- 
ences are found in the two forms of this poem, viz., in that contained in the 
romance, and in Goethe's Gedichte. 

I. 22. flaunenb, in gazing. 

1 23. brücff . . ., here, closed. 

1.25. flauten . . . bretn, looked an. The verb belongs also to blc 
@c^5nen. 

Page74. — line 2-3. X\Z%)c^\tXi^ had broi^ht \ laffen is used here, as 
often, in a causative sense. Cf. 1. 16 below, also p. 18, 1. 9. 

L 9. no^, besides; that is, in addition to his other decorations. 

II. 12 and 14. n>ot|net, lol^net, long archaic forms; see also p. 60, 11. 
21 and 23. 



POETRY. 271 

1. z6. Be(^r VOtxnSf poetical for Sedier ^etiu 9Bein9 is an old par- 
titive gen. 

L x8. ^c fe^f \\\y\. (xn, sc. ben äßunb. 

For an account of Barbarossa see pp. 102-105 of this Reader. The 
Germans called bim Rotbart (Red Beard). 

Page 75, — line i. Barbaroffa is called also grlebri(^ ber (Srfle. 

1. 3. im unterirb'fc^en 5(^Ioffe, that is, beneath the Kyffhäuser, the 
immense castle, whose niins are still preserved near Frankenhausen. The 
mountain is still called by the people ,,^aifer f^riebrid^,'' 

1. 4. t>er3aubcrt jt^ = ftd^ öergaubcrt. 

1. 14. barauf = toorauf; as in 11. 16 and 25. 

1. 17. oon ^Jlac^fe, ref erring to the color. 

1. 22. l^alb offen 3lPtngt, factitive predicate. 

1. 23. je na.^ langem Haume, ever after a long intervaU 

l. 24. n)tnFt; beckonSf makes a sign, 

22. ^eir ^Ugrim Hot et* 3ttfl« 

The author of this poem, Count August of Platen-Hallermund (1796- 
1835), was bom in Ansbach and died in Syracuse on the Island of Sicily. 
Much of his life was passed in Italy. In perfection of form, and in the 
musical quality of his verse, few German poets have equaled him. 

Charles the Fifth (1500-1558), German Emperor, King of Spain, ruler 
of the Netherlands, and King of Naples, after a reign marked for the most 
part by successful conquest, abdicated his throne in 1555-56 in favor of his 
son, Philip IL, and withdrew to the cloister of Sankt Just, near Placentia, 
where he died two years later. For an interesting account of the last days 
of the Emperor, see Sir William Stirling-MaxwelPs Cloister Life of Charles 
the Fiflh (1852). 

Page 76. 1.9. Platen wrote originally: 'SÄt iRad^t burd^faufl ber 
@turmtt)lnb für unb für. — für unb für, on and on, incessantly, 

1. II. (5(ocfenton; notice the Omission of the article, possible only in 
poetry. 

I. 12. fc^recft, startles, 

II. 13-14. The first edition read : 

v3Ra(^t eilig auf, unb meigert mir nt(^t farg 
^en grauen 9lp(f unb bann ben jc^ttarjen Sarg.' 



272 NOTES, 

23. t)ie 9BetBer Hott SBitt^lierg. 

For a prose account of this incident see page 4 of this Reader. 

Adelbert von Chamisso (i 781-1838) was bom in the Castle of Boncourt 
in Champagne. He fled with bis family at the breaking out of the French 
Revolution (1790), and found refuge in Berlin. He studied natural science 
and accompanied a scientific expedition around the world. His love for 
the land of his birth remained in his new home. He wrote Peter Schlehmihls 
wundersame Geschichte (1814), the story of a man who had lost his 
shadow, also some touching poems upon his early home, the best known of 
which is Das Schloss Boncourt, 

Page 77« — liixe i. lag^ had encamped, pret. in the sense of the plu- 
perfect. 

1. 3. Der IDcIfe, the Guelf, The House of Guelf supported the pope 
in Opposition to the emperor. Hence this name became a party cry in the 
twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The opposing faction, the 
Ghibellines, derived their name from Waiblingen, a city in Würtemberg. 
The first Salian emperor, Konrad II. (1024-1039) included this name 
among his titles, as Lord of Waiblingen. Hence it passed to the Hohen- 
staufen, and became the watchword of the supporters of the emperor. 

1. 7. De^ett, warriory herOy a different word from üDfQCIl; sword, though 
often regarded as the same. 

1. 8. öffnet, inversion to express a concession, although, 

1. g. lommen for gefomtnen. The ge was not originally essential to 
the past participle, and is still omitted in certain colloq. uses, and with the 
modal auxiliaries when the infinitive of another verb is dependent upon 
them. 

1. 12. fattft. See note to p. 5, 1. 14. 

1. 13. jebe has the natural, not the grammatical gender of äSeib. 

1. 16. HTeinung, will, 

1. 19. bebrättgte, hard beset, 

1. 20. f(^l»anft; stagger, 

1. 23. V0\6c(if orig. an insignificant person, here man, 

1. 24. bebentfant/ that is, interpreting the agreement. 

24. ^er ^attttettbauitt. 

This is a Version, by A. Zamack, of a folk-song which, under various 
forms, has been known and sung in Germany for four hundred years. The 
poet Uhland has rewritten one form of the poem. Mr. H» W. Longfellow*s 



POETRY. 273 

translation, The Hetnlock Tree, is well known. The poem is usually sung 
to the music of the old Student song "Lauriger Horatius," or to ,,®ott QrilJ 
bid^, ©ruber ©traubinger." See the editor's edition of Uhland's Poems, 
p, 83, also Erk' und Böhme's Deutscher Liederhort, Bd. I, pp. 546-548. 

25, S^txvxW^t Siebe. 

The first, second and fifth stanzas represent an early and widely dissem- 
inated folk-song, known throughout Gennany. These stanzas constituted 
apparently a part of a shepherd's song. See Erk und Böhme's Deutscher 
Liederhort, Bd. II, pp. 325-327. The text of Heimliche Liebe varies; the 
third, fourth, and sixth stanzas are an addition to the original form. 

Page 79. — line 2. ntemanb nic^t. The double negative is common 
in folk-songs and occurs even in classical poetry. 

1. 4. tljun [leiten. Cf. note to p. 64, 1. 12. 
1. 6. Qer5e. Cf. note to p. 64, 1. 15. 

26. SiebeiStreite. 

This poem is contained in Büsching and Von der Hagen's Sammlung deut- 
scher Volkslieder (1807), but is omitted from Erk und Böhme's collection. 

1. 14. fein'n anbern nic^t lieber fein. Cf. note to p. 79, 1. 2. 

1. 18. £teber(, a South-German diminutive form, darling, — ftal^n, 
archaic for fielen. 

1. 19. Kein ^euer unb (5Iut brennt nid?t fo Ijeig; double negative as 
above, 1. 14. In prose we should have fein gfUer unb feine @Iut. 

Page 80« — line 2. ^t^ren. This is a dat. pl., a sur\aval of the usage 
of emplo3ring abstract nouns in the pl., and is not to be confounded with 
the old weak forms of the fem. sing. Cf. note to p. 10, 1. 24. 

1. 6. fd^reiben, note the change in the number of the verb, due to 
the populär origin of the poem. — fein ^xCtiZ, without end, 

1. 7. bleibe babei/ hold to it, or stand by it, 

21. 4^üt' bu bif^. 

A Volkslied found in several collections of the sixteenth Century. The 
text varies. That which is given here is taken from Des Knaben Wunder- 
hörn (i 805-1808), with the Omission of the fourth stanza. It is well- 
known to English readers through Mr. Longfellow's translalion. 

1. 9. mtr'n = mir, ein ; mir, ethical dat.; -n, this contraction of ein is 
unusual except in populär verse. 



274 NOTES. 

1. i6. überquere^, S. G., "a side glance" from one siäe; qucrd^ from 
quer is preserved in this Compound adv. 
1. ig. lic^t = l|ett. 

28. %\i ^^cibellierg, bn feine. 

Joseph Viktor von Scheffel (1826-86) is one of the favorite writers of 
modern Germany. He was born in Karlsruhe, in which city he died, and 
his life is closely associated with South Germany, and with the history 
and legends of that picturesque country. Scheffel is pre-eminently the 
author of the young, of those whose lives are füll of hope and enthusiasm. 
His poems and Student songs are universally populär. His historical novel 
of Ekkehard and his poem, Der Trompeter von Säkkittgen^ are most 
widely read. The opera based upon the latter is greatly admired. Scheffel 
was a Student in Heidelberg and often returned thither. His statue in 
bronze Stands in the park surrounding the Castle. Alt Heidelbergs du feine, 
is taken from the Trompeter von Säkkingen, 

Pape 81. — line 6. 2lli f^etb^Iberg ; alt is here undeclined, its con- 
nection with Heidelberg being so close as to make it almost a component 
part of the word. 

1. 7. (Eljren. Cf. note p. 10, 1. 24. 

1. 8. The names of rivers in Germany are generally fem.; a few are 

masc, as ber Wcfiiw, ber SWain, ber 3nn, ber ?cc^, bcr 9?ccfar. 

1. II. 2ln IPeisl^eit. Heidelberg is the seat of one of the oldest uni- 
versities in Germany, founded in 1386. 

1. 23. Unb fielen mtc^ bic Dornen, that is, If wordfy cares karrass 
me. 

1. 24. brau§ = brausen, without, that is, the cold outer world. — f al|I, 
monotonousj destitute ofjoy, 

29. ^ie $o{fnnng. 

Friedrich von Schiller (i 759-1 805), who ranks with Goethe as the 
greatest of German poets, was born in Marbach in Würtemberg. He was 
thus, by birth, associated with the brilliant group of South German poets, 
though his active life was passed mainly in Jena (i 789-1 799) and Weimar 
(1799- 1805). For four years he held a professorship of history in the 
University of Jena (1789-93). His intellectual life is divided into three 
periods; that of his youthful works, Die Räuber (1781), Fiesko (1783), 
Kabale und Liebe (1784); that of his historical studies, Don Carlos 
(1787)1 Ab/all der Vereinigten Niederlande (1788), Geschichte des dreissi^- 



POETRY. 275 

jährigen Krieges (i 791-1793), and of bis philosophical and sesthetic essays; 
and bis classical period in wbicb bis Balladen (i 797-1 798), and bis 
dramatic masterpieces were produced, Wallenstein and Maria Stuart 
(1800), tbe Jungfrau von Orleans (1801), Braut von Messina (1803), 
Wilhelm Teil (1804). Scbiller is more pbilosopbical, more analytical and 
subjective tban Goetbe; also more rbetorical in bis style, but pervaded by 
tbe noblest ideal sentiments. 

Pag^e 82. — line 4. rennen unb jagen, two verbs to indicate baste 
and Swift pursuit. 

1. II. befc^Ite^t er, concessive, although he may end, 

1. 13. (Es Stands bere not simply for bope but for all tbat it promises. 

1. 15. <£s anticipates tbe foUowing clauses, wbicb constitute tbe real 
subject. 

1. 16. was = etmad. 

36. fCttf ber fi(erfa]|rt 

The scene of tbis poem is tbe Neckar River near tbe village of Höfen, 
below Cannstatt. It was suggested by a solitary walk wbicb Ubland took 
to Münster across tbe Neckar in 1822. The ruins of a Castle crown tbe 
beight above, and a dam spans tbe stream. 

A group of young scholars in Edinburgh became interested in German 
literature through tbe influence of Professor J. S. Blackie, among whom 
were George Moir, later an eminent barrister, and Sir Theodore Martin. 
Moir's translation of tbis poem is tbe best known, and is given in Long- 
fellow's The Poets and Poetry of Northern Europe (new edition, 1882). 
It has also been translated by W. Barber, C. T. Brooks and W. W. Skeat, 
and set to music by Loewe. 

1. 24. 5ix)een/ an old inflected form of tbe masc. of tbe numeral. 

Page 83. — line i. ein ^reunb, ein uatergletc^er. Uhland's favorite 
uncle, Pastor Hoser of Schmieden, a neighboring village, is referred to. 

1. 2. Unb ein junger, tjoffnungsretd?er, Friedrich von Harpprecht, a 
young poet and fellow-student of Ubland at Tübingen. After honorable 
participation in the campaign of Würtemberg against Austria (1807), in 
tbe bloody battle of Wagram, and in Napoleon's disastrous Russian cam- 
paign, he was wounded in the battle of Borodino, and suffered great 
bardships on the way to Wilna, where he died from the effects of bis in- 
jury and of the sufferings of the retreat. He was a distinguished soldier, 
and won, by bis bravery at the battle of Smolensk, the Order of Military 
Merit of Würtemberg and the Gross of the Legion of Honor. The first 



276 NOTES, 

volume which Ubland published (18 13) was a memorial volume containing 
the poems of bis friend. 

1. 8. (5(ttcf It(^er/ adj. in apposition with Sage in the preceding line. 

1. xo. entrtffen/ sc. ^at. Cf. note p. 58, L 12. 

31. föanbreri^ 9^ai^tlteb. 

A copy of this poem in the Grand Ducal Library in Weimar bears the 
inscription 2(m $ang be« (5ttcr«bcrg, ben 12. gcbruar (17)76. The Etters- 
berg lies to the northwest of Weimar. Ettersburg is a picturesque Castle of 
the Grand Duke of Weimar which is closely associated with the life of the 
Weimar poets. This poem has been a great favorite with composers, and 
has been set to music by Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Hiller, Teller, Loewe 
and others. 

1. 19. Per bu. In prose, we should have, !Du, ber bll. Cf. note to 
p. 46, 1. 21. 

1. 23. bes Cretbens tnübe; 2^reiben«, restless longing. The construc- 

tion of mübe with the gen. is now preserved only in poetry. 
1. 24. VOolS foü, to what purpose, 

d^ttt @Ie^ed. 

Written in pencil in the night of the 6th and 7th of September, 1780, on 
the wall of the hunter's lodge on the Gickelhahn, a mountain near Ilmenau. 
Thirty-three years later Goethe renewed the writing and appended the date, 
"Ren. 29. August, 1813." He spent his last birthday (August 28, 1831) 
in Ilmenau, and ascended the Gickelhahn. He read with touching emotion 
the verses written so long before, and repeated „3o, tvarte nur, balbe ru^ejl 
bu aud)/' and tumed and descended the mountain. The poem has been set 
to music more than sixty-six times, the best known composers being 
Schubert, Kuhlau, Hiller, Rubinstein, Liszt, Radecke, Raff, Tomasch ek and 
Zelter. 

Page 84. — line 7. balbe, archaic form of adv. 

32. ^te SBafferrofe. 

Emanuel von Geibel (181 5-1884) belongs to the group of North German 
poets. He was bom in Lübeck, and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Later, he 
served as a private tutor in the family of the Russian embassador in Athens, 
where he found many of the subjects of his earlier poems. He held for a 



POE TR Y. 277 

time an honorary professorship in the University of Munich (1852-68), 
and was ennobled by the King of Bavaria. He is a poet of rare manliness, 
of delicate imagination and of great beauty of poetic form. 
1. 14. 2tü/ uninflected. Cf. note to p. 69, 1. 19. 

33. 3n ber S^ad^t. 

Few poems of Platen illustrate more perfectly the delicate quality of his 
verse, and his consummate skill in producing a musical effect than In der 
Nacht, It bore the title "Romanze. 1820," in the first edition of his works. 
It has been translated by Mr. Longfellow. 

Page 85« — line 2. fürbcr, an archaic form, onwards, 

1. 9. uat)m id^ . . . in a^ifWatched. The use of the gen. is archaic 
and poetic : (jtd|) ill adftt nehmen, means to he on one's guard, 

1. 12. 3urücfe; archaic and poetic for jurücf. 

1. 14. niefobifdper tPanbel, referring to the Pythagorean doctrine of 
the music of the spheres. 

34. 9Iaft(ofe Siefie. 

This poem was written at Ilmenau, a favorite resort of Goethe, in the 
Thuringian Forest, May 6, 1776. Many of Goethe's earlier poems were 
associated with this charming place. See Ein Gleiches^ p. 84. This poem 
commemorates the poet's love for the Frau von Stein, as his letters to her 
of May 4th and 6th, 1776, from Ilmenau show. Dr. Max Friedländer 
States in the Goethe Jahrbuch^ Bd. XVII (1896), that this poem has been 
set to music by more than sixty composers, the best-known musical 
renderings being by Schubert, Schumann, Franz and Raff. 

Page 86« — line x. The snow often lingers on the mountains of 
Thuringia in May. Two days before this poem was written, Goethe wrote 

to the Duke Carl August, „§icr ift fdjon bfii gaiisen SWorgeu @c^nee." 

1. 3. 3^ Datnpf, the tnists of the Valley. 

1. 4. Hebelbüfte, here, the clouds, Goethe wrote originally Wolfen« 

nebelbufte. 
1. II. 2IÜC bas Heigen = 2)a« ganje Zeigen. 

1. 12. fjer3en, probably dat. sing. 

1. 14. Sd^affet; works, exercises its influence, 

1. 16. IPälberiDärts for SBatbnJÖrt«. The use of the plural is unusual. 

1. 19. Goethe often speaks of the joy and pain inseparable from love. 



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Heine himself teils the story which is the basis of this poem. "The 
material of this poem is not original with me. It originated through recol- 
lections of ray home on the Rhine. When I was a little boy, and received 
my first training in the Franciscan cloister at Düsseldorf, where I leamed 
for the first time to spell and to sit still, I often sat next to another boy, 
who used to teil me how his mother once took him to Kevlaar, and offered 
up there for him a waxen foot, and how, in this manner, his own injured 
foot was healed. I met this boy again in the upper class of the Gymnasium, 
and as we happened to sit together in the philosophical lectures of Rector 
Schallmayer, he reminded me laughingly of that miracle -story; but he 
added somewhat eamestly, that he should now offer to the Virgin a waxen 
heart. I heard afterward that he was suffering then from an unhappy love- 
affair, and shortly afterward I lost him both from my sight and from my 
mind. In the year 1819, when I was studying in Bonn, and was Walking 
one day in the neighborhood of Godesberg on the Rhine, I heard in the 
distance the well-known Kevlaar songs, of which the most excellent one 
had the prolonged refrain, "Praise be unto thee, Mary! ", and as the pro- 
cession came more near, I noticed among the pilgrims my school comrade 
and his old mother. His mother led him, and he looked very pale and ill." 

Die Wallfahrt nach Kevlaar is one of Heine's most simple and touch- 
ing poems. 

Page 87. — line 12. ^cr3C. Cf. note to p. 64, 1. 15. Heine adopted 
with great felicity many forms peculiar to the folk-song. 

Pag^e 88. — lines 3-4. bringen . . . bar, offer. 

Pag^ 89. — line 2. Köllcn = Köln. The expansion or the contrac- 
tion of a form is very common in the folk-songs. Cf. note to p. 78, 1. 13. 

1. 4. Cologne was the centre of an archiepiscopal diocese, and famous 
for the number of its churches and religious establishments. 

1. 16. (X,z\^i\iizn, gliding. Cf. note to p. 38, 1. 5« 

37. ^ie "^vO^ii wxi 9I^e!n. 

Max Schneckenburger, the author of the famous Wacht am Rhein, was 
bom in Thalheim in Würtemberg in 18 19. He became an iron founder 
in Burgdorf in Switzerland, where he died in 1849. A volume of his poems 
was published after his death by Karl Gerok (1870). 

This poem, which was written in 1840, first came into notice and en- 
joyed its great popularity during the period of the Franco-Prussian War 
(1870-1871). 



POE TR Y, 279 

Page 90« — line zo. IDo^enpraQ; that is, like the reverberation of 
waves on a storm-beaten shore. 

1. 15. 3ticft ZSi impers., a ihrill passes through, 

1. 16. aller, gen. pl. depending on Jlugcn. 

1. 17. fromm, in the sense of the Latin //m^, loyaly true, 

1. 24. bletbft; shall or musi remain, 

Page 91. — line 3. ob = obgIei(^. 

1. 4. Xüclfd^er. The Rhine shall not become the possession of a foreign 
power, ^elfc^er, AV//, is a terra usually applied to foreign nations of Ro- 
mance origin, but is also applied to the Kelts of Wales by the Saxon con- 
querors of England. 

38. ^eutfc^Ianb über atfe^. 

August Heinrich von Hoffmann (i 798-1874), known as Hoff mann von 
Fallersleben, was born in Fallersleben in Hanover. He was librarian 
(1823- 1838), and Professor of the German language and literature (1830- 
1842) in the University of Breslau. He lost his position by reason of his 
political opinions, especially on account of his spirited poems in behalf of 
German liberty. As a poet he showed delicacy, vigor as well as simplicity 
and naturalness. He composed the music of many of his poems. As a 
Scholar his publications of medixval German manuscripts, and his editions 
of Single works are of great merit. Deutschland über alles has become a 
genuine national hymn. 

I. 23. Sd?U^ unb (Eru^e, off ense and defense, Cf. note to p. 7, 1. 6. 

II. 25-26. Seit, used here by metonomy for the North Sea. The poet 
gives the boundaries of the entire German-speaking people, rather than of 
Germany proper. 

39. ^eutfi^e 9{aHonaI(t|mne. 

This national hymn is sung to the same tune as " God save the Queen " 
and "America." 

Heinrich Harnes (1762- 1802) was a Danish pastor in Schleswig. 
A coUection of his poems published after his death contains a hymn written 
for his Danish countrymen to sing upon the King's birthday. It began 

$eil bir, bcm Uebcnbeu ^crrfrfier bc« SSatcrtanb« ! $eit, (S^riftian, bir I 

The hymn had been previously published in a Flensburg weekly paper, 
Jan. 27, 1790. The poem was abridged from eight stanzas to five, and 
otherwise changed and adapted to Prussian use by Dr. Balthasar Gerhard 



280 NOTES, 

of Hamburg, in 1793. An enlarged version by "Dr. d. R.," appeared in 
Berlin in 1801. 

Page 92« — line ig. Heiflge, tuarrior^ a word now obsolete except in 
poetry, meaning strictly a mounted saldier, 

40« @ttt' fefte »tirg tft unfer %M. 

Martin Luther (1483- 1546), the miner's son of Eisleben, is perhaps the 
most striking personality in German history. He became a Bachelor of 
Arts of the university of Erfurt in 1502, Master in 1505, and an Augustin- 
ian monk the same year. In 1508 he became a professor in the university 
of Wittenberg. His translation of the New Testament was published in 
1522, and of the whole Bible in 1534. His theses which introduced him 
to the field of religious conlroversy, were jxjsted on the door of the Castle 
Church on the eve of All Saints, October 31, 151 7. He appeared before 
Charles V. to defend his doctrines at the Diet of Worms in January, 1521. 
The divisions in the religious world led to the Diet of Augsburg, which 
the Emperor held in 1530. Luther remained at the Castle of Coburg, 
during the sessions, where he wrote this hymn. This poem has been trans- 
lated by Thomas Carlyle, Dr. F. H. Hedge and others. It is the battle- 
hymn of the Reformation and has been sung on almost every field of com- 
bat in Germany since that time. It is, in part, a free paraphase of the first 
verses of Psalm xlvi, " God is our refuge and strength," etc. 

Note in general throughout the poem the elision of the final -t of in- 
fiection, which is characteristic of a populär style. 

Page 93. — line 16. tDetjr unb IPaffcn. Notice the alliteration 
which was once the characteristic of all Germanic poetry, and is still one of 
the most effective Ornaments of English and German versa. 

1. 18. \\pii betroffen = betroffen f|at. 

Page 94. — line i. (Es ftreit^t, conditional, unless. 

1. 13. VO\t fauer.er ftd? ftellt, however hostiU he may appear, 
1. 15. Das mad?t, er iji geric^t't, is a peculiar construction, infrequent 
in modern literature. The clause, er ijl gerid^t't, is the subject of mac^t, 
and ba8, ref erring to the preceding line, is the object. Trans., The cause 

of this is because he is judged, = ©ag er gerichtet tft, marf|t ba«. 
1. 17. ftal^n. Cf. note top. 79, 1. 18. 
1. 19. plan, fig. baUlefield. 

1. 23. £ag fatjren batjin, that is, ?a6 [fte] ba^infatjren. 

1. 24. ^St front ity old gen. of the neut. pron. e6. 

1. 25. Pas Hetd?, sc. @otte«. 



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HISTORICAL SELECTIONS. 



1. ^aifer ^ar( bcr ®roge. 

Charles the Great or Charles the First, called by the French Charlemagne, 
was the Hrst of the German kings to be crowned in Rome as the successor 
of the Caesars. The sovereignty which embraced Germany, France and 
Italy claimed to be the direct inheritor of Roman imperial power. It was 
Christian society organized as a State under a form divinely appointed, and 
therefore the name " Holy Roman Empire " was the needful and rightful 
counterpart to that of " Holy Catholic Church." Its head acquired addi- 
tional sanctity from being consecrated by the Pope. The German kings 
bore this title for a thousand years (800-1806), though, strictly speaking, 
it was not rightly possessed until its bearer had been crowned in Rome. 
After the battle of Jena C1806), Francis II resigned the imperial title 
which had become meaningless. See The Holy Roman Empire^ p. 201, 
by James Bryce, 1871. 

Charlemagne was successful in war, enlightened in peace, and united 
with deep religious fervor a sincere interest in the material welfare of his 
people. He has become, in populär conception, a half-legendary character, 
and as such is a favorite theme for the poet. 

Page 95. — line 17. gef (eibet, sc. Ratten. 

1. ig. DicF uttb X)änn, adjectives used substantively uninflected. 

Page 96. ~ line 4. fammeltc bie alten fjelbenlteber. This coUec- 

tion has probably been entirely lost. 

1. 24. tPar . . . bie IRt^St, there was a discussion of. 

Page 97« — line 7. 2IIfutn. Alcuin, was a famous teacher and theo- 
logian, who wrote many works on philosophy, mathematics, rhetoric and 
grammar, as well as manuals of instruction. He came from England to 
Charlemagne's court. — machte ttjtt 3Um £el^rer, appointed him as tutor, 
The verbs to appoint, elect, make (constitute), are used with gu and the 
dative in a factitive sense. See 1. 28, below. 

1. 30. euer tuat^res 3ejie, your irue interest, your highest good, — ju 
fetner §eit, at the proper time, 

Page 98. — lines 2-3. bie il^r zvi^ . , . bünfet. Cf. note to p. 46, 1. 21. 

1. 4. notf formerly governed the gen., a usage still retained in (Sie l^aben 
- — 9 (gen. of pron.) not, and in similar expressions. 



282 NOTES. 

1. II. Vot\Sinq,tX, preceniors. 

1. ig. an3tel}enb, attractive. Note how often a German word corre- 
sponds in formation with an äquivalent term derived from the Latin. 

1. 28. 3um römifdpen Kaifer, cf. gum ©t^ufel^crrn, in the next line, 
and also the note to p. 97, 1. 7. 

Page 99« — line 2. The cathedral of St. Peter in Rome Stands on the 
site of the circus of Nero, where the apostle is said to have suffered martyr- 
dom. The first church of this name is said to have been erected by (Kon- 
stantine the Great, at the request of Pope Sylvester I. It was within this 
church that Charles the Great was crowned. The present cathedral was 
begun by direction of Pope Julius II. from designs by the great Lombard 
architect Bramante in 1506. The dome and much of the interior is due to 
Michael Angelo. The new church was dedicated on November 18, 1626, 
by Pope Urban VIII., on the thirtecn hundredth anniversary of the 
consecration of the original edifice. 

L 7. bcr abenbIänbifc^*romif(^c Kaifertitel, the Hüe of Emperor of 

the Holy Roman Empire of the IVest, in distinction from the Eastem 
Roman or Byzantine Empire, having its seat in Constantinople (Byzan- 
tium). The Eastem Empire was diasolved by the capture of Constan- 
tinople by the Turks in 1453. 

1. 13. £eb3eitcn. Cf. note to p. 80, 1. 2. 

L 23. The vault in which the great Emperor was placed was opened by 
his successor Otto III. about 1000. The Emperor was canonized by Pope 
Pascal in 1165, and his remains are now contained in a shrine in the 
sacristy of the cathedral of Aachen, which he founded. 

2. ^er erfte ^rett$$ttg/ 

Page 100, — line 3. djrijlt. This word, as also 3cfu«, retains the 
forms of the Latin declension, doubtless through the conservative influence 
of the Latin ritual in the church. 

I. II. Pas 3tlb, tmage, here, crucifix. 

Page 101. — line 3. ^<xh^ unb <5ut, an old legal phrase used for 
completeness. The two nouns are treated as a unity, that is, as a Single 
neuter noun, $ab' assuming the gender of ®ut. 

II. 3-4. Ktrd?cn unb ICIÖfler, the two forms of religious establishments 
in the Middle Ages. 

1. 6. ^of. The farm-buildings on the Continent form a continuous 
whole, being grouped around an inner rectangular court, which is entered 
by a large gate. ^aud unb $of is an old phrase referring to this group of 
buildings, and then to the entire estate. Cf. note to p. 58, 1. ^. 



HISTORICAL SELECTIONS. 283 

11. zi-za. in guter ^udpt. The annies which had responded to the 
call from the other countries had been composed. in pait, of a miscel- 
laneous raultitude, with neither anns, money or discipline, who were often 
very destitute. 

1. 17. gelidptet, thinned, The verb means originally io make lighty and 
is applied to a Clearing in a forest, by which the light penetrates more easily. 

1. 20. gen mittag, toward noon^ when the sun is on the meridian, hence 
to the south. 

1. 23. por (Jrenben. Cf. note to p. 80, 1. 2. 

1. 26. blt^enben (Sefc^offe, gUaming missiUs, 

Page 102« — line 14. erforen, from an obsolete verb erliefen, to 
choose, The pret. and the past part. alone are now current, and these only 
in impassioned or poetic style. 

1. 15. Godfrey ruled Jerusalem with great vigor and justice, defending it 
successfully against the attempts of the Saracens to recover it, but only for 
a Single year. He was buried in the Iloly Sepulchre (iioo). 

3. ^er sttPeite ^ett^ug ttnb Ornebridi S3arbaroffai9 S^ob. 

Friedrich I. (1123-1190), sumamed Barbarossa, Redbeard, was one 
of the most powerful of the Hohenstaufen dynasty. It was his fate during 
his whole life to struggle against both foreign aggression and the revolts 
of tributary princes, but he maintained himself successfully to the last. 
His participation in the Second Crusade, and his tragic death in a distant 
land, lent to his memory a mythical splendor in the eyes of the people; 
numerous legends arose in regard to him, one of which is related in 
Rückert's Barbarossa. See p. 75 of this Reader. 

1. 23. Saladin succeeded £1 *Adid, the last of the Fätimee Caliphs of 
Egypt, in 1169. He soon after established his power in Syria by a series 
of brilliant victories, extending it to the East over the greater part of 
Mesopotamia. From 1 1 78 to the conclusion of peace with Richard Coeur 
de Lion (1192) he was engaged in almost constant warf are with the Cru- 
saders. He was a chivalric and generous foe, a ruler of great vigor and 
wisdom. He died in 1193. Sir Walter Scott gives an attractive picture of 
him in the Talisman, and Lessing represents him in his famous drama of 
Nathan the JVise, 

Page 104, — lines 2-3. fefete eben über, was Just crossing, 
1. 17. ber Befferen, sc. ?eute. 

1. 20. Henry the Lion, (1129-95), Duke of Bavaria and of Saxony, the 
most powerful of Friedrich's vassals, is a striking figure in mediaeval his- 



284 NOTES, 

tory. He sought every occasion during the Emperor's absence from 
his realm to revolt against him. Only the great personal power of the 
Emperor maintained the ascendency. — all is usually uninflected before 
the deünite article. 

U. 2i-aa. aus . . . ^eft^ungen, from his possessiom, which extended 
from the Mediitrranean to the Baltic, 

11. 25-26. trug . . . 3ur Sd?au, exhibiteJ, 

11. 27-28. 3et(^nete fic^ . . . aus, was remarkabU for, 

1. 29. fpteltcn in bas rötliche, were tinged with red. 

Pa|[^ 105, — line 8. t^eutigett (Eages, weak form of adv. gen. — 
Kyffl^Sufer/ an isolated mountain in the southern part of the Harz. The 
ruins of the old Castle of the Hohenstaufen still stand on its summit. 

1. 12. ber IJerrlic^feit, gen. after gcbenfcnb. 

4. 993ill|elnt %tVi nnb ber Sd^meiserümtb. 

The romantic story of Wilhelm Teil, and the deliverance of the Forest 
Cantons from the sovereignty of the House of Hapsburg is so closely inter- 
woven with the real history of the foundation of the Swiss Confederation 
that the one account is not complete without the other. Schiller's populär 
drama Wilhelm Teil has invested every spot associated with these legend- 
ary events with interest, and has made the story as much a part of German 
as of Swiss literature. 

1. 20. Adolf of Nassau incurred the enmity of the princes of his realm 
by his arbitrary exercise of power, and was deposed by the Electors, who 
chose Albrecht as German King. Adolf feil in battle at GöUheim between 
Worms and Speyer. 

1. 21. getpal{lt. The German crown was electoral, not hereditary, al- 
though the influence of a powerful emperor often secured the election of 
his son as German King in his own lifetime, thus establishing the latter's 
succession to the imperial throne. The power of election was vested by 
the Golden Bull of Charles IV. (1356), in an electoral College consisting of 
four lay and three clerical princes, who bore the title of Kurfürsten. 

1. 23. ipar befannt. The subject of war bclannt is the impersonal 
e9 understood, with which the clauses introduced by ba§ and tute are in 
apposition, or these may be regarded as the actual subject. — barauf 
ausget^C; was beut upon. 

Page 106. — line 3. The earliest defensive league between the Forest 
Cantons was made between the cantons of Luzera, Schwyz and Unter- 
waiden in 1246. The canton of Uri had been made inunediately depen- 



HISTORICAL SELECTIONS, 285 

dent upon the Empire by Henry VI. in 1231. The Emperor Frederick II. 
granted a charter to Schwyz at Faenza in 1240, to which certain rights were 
added by Rudolf of Hapsburg in 1273. The formal compact for mutual 
assistance and a perpetual alliance of the three Cantons was signed August 
I, 1291. This is the Magna Charta of Swiss independence. — d^aV un6 
(Sut. Cf. note to p. loi, 1. 3. — aUe unb jcbe, each and all, that is, 
singly and united. 

1. 8. ben f^ermantt (5e§Ier. The definite article is sometimes prefixed 
to a proper name, when it refers to a well-known person, or when the case 
might otherwise be ambiguous. The name of Gessler is not found in the 
list of imperial governors of the Forest Cantons, nor is that of Beringer of 
Landenberg. 

I. 10. Hetd^soogte, sc. get^an Ratten. 

II. 14-15. Stof3 unb Derac^tung. Notice the Omission of the article, 
Cf. note to p. 8, 1. 2. 

1. 22. ob, archaic = über. 

Page 107, — line i. Demut unb Qoc^mut. Notice the use of an 
abstract for a concrete noun. 

1. 12. gebac^tert, calUdto mind, 

1. 13. geflagt, sc. ^aben. 

1. 17. auf '^(x'^t *^ Order that, an antiquated expression. 

1. 21. n>es Sinttes, ofwhat mind, 2Be« is archaic for UJCffcit. 

1. 28. HÜtItf from the obs. verb roben, to root up, clear, The form roba 
or robe is very frequent in Thuringia, and occurs in the Ilarz, as the last 
component of proper names of places, as Jrtcbric^roba, Sßernigerobe;etc. 

1. 29. jeglicher = ein jeber. 

Page 108. — line 2. matte, a poet. word, but popularly used in Ale- 
mania, nieadaw, especially a meadow in the Alps. 

1. 18. warb nic^t IDOtjI, was Hl at ease. 

1. 26. Schiller does not represent Teil as joining in the oath on the Rütli. 

1. 27. alsbalb; archaic for fobalb. 

Page 109. — line 14. ^Öl^nmtnb, a south-wind peculiar to Switz- 
erland and southern Bavaria, which always presages storm. 

1. 22. Sc^ujung unb Sprung. Cf. note to p. 7, 1. 8. 
1. 27. entflieljen, sc. fott. 

1. 30. Itletnigen. Adjectives used substantively, denoting family, friends 
and property are written with a capital. 

Page 110. — line i. um . . . roiüen. The two parts of the preposi- 
tion govem the word included between them. 

1. 9. unfc^nlbig. Cf. note to p. 5, 1. 14. 



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1. lo. in ber Ijot^Ien (5aifc. Cf. SchiUer's Wilhelm TeU, Act IV, 
Scene 3, 1. 2560, „%ViX^ bicfe ^of|te ©äffe muß er fommcn." 

1. la. A chapel commemorative of this event now Stands on the spot 
where Teil is said to have shot Gessler. 

Pa^ 11 !• — line 5. £etbes. Cf. note to p. 70, 1. 12. 

1. 14. morgarten, a small town in the canton of Zug. The soldiers of 
the united cantons gained a victory here over the Archduke Leopold of 
Austria in 1307, who sought to subject them to the personal dominion of 
the House of Hapsburg. 

1. 27. attbcrn = näd)(len. 

5. Sntl^er anf beut 9{etd)dtage ait SBurnti^* 

Page 112« — line x. qfxh, The verb geben with the logical subject in 
the accusative is used for fein, when the Statement is general or indefinite : 
(S« giebt ?eute bie an ®efpenf!er glauben, there are peopu who believe in 
ghosls. When, however, there is a limiting phrase foUowing, fein must be 
used as, @9 ftnb !?eute in biefem 3iiii^^i^ ^i^ ^^ ©efpenfter glauben, 

There are people in this room^ etc. 

1. 2. flanbcn, were, 

1. 7. inönd?Ictn, a diminutive expressing kindliness. 

1. 10. 3tfl bu, etc., Ifyour views are rigki. 

1. 16. Kurfürilen. See note to p. 105, 1. 21. 

1. 17. getl^Itd^C; either the strong or the weak form of the adj. follows 
anbete and the usage is quite unsettled. 

1. 18. ber . . . §ul^örcr, gen. dependent on gebenfen. 

1. 23. t^atte. If there are two infinitive forms, the auxiliary which 
would otherwise stand at the end, precedes them. 

Page 113« — line 48. Note the successive subjunctives of indirect 
Statement. 

I. 8. es folle t^ier nid?t bisputiert wtxhzn,lhai this was not the place 
for discussion, 

II. 11-12. n?eber ^örner noc^ gäf^ne tjaben foü, one of Luther's 
coarse but vigorous figures. @inen @tier an ben hörnern pacfen, take the 
bull by the horns, means, as in English, proceed directly, without shift or 
evasion. This is Luther's meaning here. 

1. 18. Kurfüril ^riebrid?. The Elector Frederick of Saxony (1463- 
1525), to whom the imperial crown was offered after the death of the Em- 
peror Maximilian (15 19), was Luther's powerful friend and patron. 

1. 19. Spalatin, confidential adviser o| the Elector Frederick, and a 



HTSTORICAL SELECTIONS. 287 

devoted friend of Luther. It was he who secured for Luther the patronage 
of the powerful Elector. Georg Burkhard (1482-1545) adopted the name 
" SpalatinuSy" like many of the scholars of the Renascence, from Spalt the 
place of his birth near Nuremberg. He was a Humanist of eminence and 
a writer upon history and theology. His advice was of great weight 
with Luther upon whom he exercised in several critical periods great 
influence. 

L 22. braild^C; subj. of indirect Statement depending upon a verb of 
saying implied in the preceding sentence. 

L 25. The Emperor Sigismund had given a safe-conduct to John Huss, 
a Bohemian reformer, in order that he might come to Constance and de- 
fend himself there against the charges of heresy which had been preferred 
against him. Notwithstanding this, Huss was seized, condemned to death. 
and bumed at the stake (141 5). This act was fresh in men's memories 
when Luther was called to Worms, and, on his retum, his friends, fearing 
that in spite of his safe-conduct he might share the fate of Huss, caused 
him to be carried to the Castle of the Wartburg near Eisenach, where he 
remained from May 4, 1521, to May 3, 1522, engaged in translating the 
New Testament into German. 

6* W^xtib^i kiott ^attettftettt. 

The Thirty Years War (1618-48) originated in the unsettled political rela- 
tions of the various German States which foUowed the Reformation. Many 
princes had become Protestant; there were great ecclesiastical states the sub- 
jects of which had, in part, adopted the new form of faith. Vast and rieh 
possessions which had belonged to the church were situated within the Juris- 
diction of Protestant rulers. The freedom of faith as well as the tenure of 
property were everywhere involved. The contest began in Bohemia in which 
the succession to the throne was contested. All the states of Germany and 
the sovereigns of other countries who possessed Claims to territory in 
Germany, Christian IV. of Denmark and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden 
joined in the conflict. The Netherlands, which were carrying on a war 
for independence against Spain, had constituted a part of the Empire and 
were affected by the relation of Spain to the Imperial House of Hapsburg. 
France was jealous of the Empire and supported Gustavus Adolphus. The 
two leading rulers on the Catholic side were the Emperor Ferdinand IL 
(1619-1637) and Maximilian I. (1609-51), Duke of Bavaria, who was at 
the head of the League of Catholic princes, which had been formed to 
oppose the Protestant Union (1608), Christian of Anhalt was the active 



288 NOTES 

head of the latter, and the leader of the Calvinists or Reformed party. 
The Elector, George William of Brandenburg, opposed the early plans of 
Gustavus, while John George, the Elector of Saxony, was at the head of 
the Lutheran party. The latter was vacillating, and preferred peace with 
the side which most favored his own interests. Wallenstein was the great 
general of the Imperial forces, Tilly of the League. The first twelve years 
(1618-30) were years of Imperial success, then foUowed Protestant vic- 
tories and the conquest of a large part of Central and Southern Germany 
by Gustavus Adolphus (1630-32). The remaining years of the war served 
to exhaust the combatants on both sides wifhout leading to decisive results. 
Gustavus' generals were men of great ability. Torstenson was possibly 
equal in military genius to the king. Few conflicts häve been so disas- 
trous. The population of Germany is estimated to have been reduced from 
thirty to ten millions. Cities and villages were sacked and bumed, great 
districts of country laid waste and Industries and commerce destroyed. The 
war ended with the Peace of Westphalia (1648). 

Schiller's drama of Wallenstein has made the personality of the great 
Chief notable in German literature. 

Page 114. — line 7. Kenntntffer an idiomatic use of the pl. where we 
should use the sing. 

1. 28. ;freutlb unb ^Jctnb (dat.), used coUectively. 

Page 115« — 1. 16. unb tuärc es; in such constructions unb repeats 
the preceding afHrmation, d!»^/ [/ musthave //J even if, etc. — Stralfunb. 
A populär festival in Stralsund held on July 24th of every year still com- 
memorates the withdrawal of Wallenstein (1628). 

1. 21. (Slücfftabt, Wallenstein Mas forced to abandon the siege in Jan- 
uary, 1629. — HXagbeburg. Magdeburg resisted successfuUy all assaults for 
six months in 1629, and the siege was raised. 

Page 117* — line 3. UTagbcburg, the great Protestant stronghold of 
the north, feil on May 20, 1631. Tilly's wild hordes of Slavs and Walloons 
pillaged and massacred with unchecked ferocily. Gustavus Adolphus could 
not come to the aid of the city owing to the unfriendly and equivocal atti- 
tude of the Electors of Brandenburg and Saxony. The city was set on fire, 
and but few of the inhabitants escaped. 

1. 7. Pra^ was captured by the Saxons, November 15, 1631. 

1. IG. Wallenstein resumed command of the Imperial army in December, 
1631. 

1. 28. bie tTad?t = bie SÜOiö^i burd^, acc. of duration of time. 

1. 29. ntorgenben is an adj. from the adv. morgen, formed by the addi- 
tion of b. 



A VF DEk EISENBAHN. 289 

Page 118, — line 5. For Luther's hymn see pp. 93-94. 

1. 8. 3^fW/ the Latin vocative case. See note to p. loi, 1. 5. 

I. 10. Straße = !?anbflra§c. 

II. I3-I4' fe^ßn . . . über. Cf. note to p. 104, 11. 2-3. 

1. 14. IPallenfteinf^eu, sc. 2^ru^pcit. 

1. 18. ^lügel, dat. after Ihe noun ^tlfe, the " object of influence." 

1. 30. geiporfen = in bic g(ud^t gctüorfen or getd^Iagcn. 

Page 119. — line i. pappenf^eimer. The Count of Pappenheim was 
regarded as the most brilliant of Wallenstein's generals, and, at times, he 
exercised an independent command. He was ordered to capture Halle, 
and then march to Cologne in order to defend the Rhenish bishoprics. 
The policy of dividing his army in the presence of Gustavus was fatal to 
Wallenstein. Pappenheim captured Halle, but was recalled when Wal- 
lenstein realized the swift approach of the King. Pappenheim hastened 
to his relief with eight regiments of cavalry, leaving his infantry to follow. 
He joined in the attack against the right wing of Gustavus, but feil mortally 
wounded in the same hour in which the King was slain. 



COMPLETE PROSE SELECTIONS. 



1. Huf ber ^tfen^al^n. 

The author, Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816-72), possessed from boy- 
hood an ardent desire for travel and adventure. In early manhood he 
visited America and joined in the wild life of the West. He became in 
tum a hunter, cook, sailor, and hotel managen After an absence of about 
six years he retumed to Germany and began to publish descriptions of his 
travels. He made three other trips to America, the first of which was ex- 
tended to the Sandwich and Society Islands and Australia (1849-52); 
in the second he visited South America (1860-61). In 1868 he accom- 
panied the Duke Ernst of Saxe-Coburg to Egypt. His last visit to North 
America was made in 1867-68. The record of his wanderings is con- 
tained in books of travel, novels, and stories. Gerstäcker has an admirable 
gift as a narrator; his descriptior^s are vivid and instructive, and his humor 
often irresistible. 



290 NOTES. 

Page 121. — line i. This selection is from Unier Palmen und Buchen 

(1865-67). 

1. 2. Most of the places mentioned are situated on the railway which 
traverses the border of the picturesque Thuringian Forest. 

1* 3« <£oupe. The German, like the English, railway carriages are divided 
by transverse partitions into separate compartments. A compartment usually 
has seats for eight. There are Windows in the doors and on either side of 
them. The doors are locked by the conductor or guard, who opens and 
closes them at the different stations. The conductor passes along a foot- 
rail which extends along the side of the carriage, and coUects the tickets 
through the window. 

1. z8. (Segenüber. Note the use of the prep. as a noun; and cf. the 
French vis-a-vis, of which it is an imitation. 

1. 19. tot ^t\6:^rD\t^tn, passed by in silence, 

1. 20. lieg er ftd? öffnen, sc. bic %\)uxt. 

Page 123. — line 4. ^rau profeffortn. A married woman in 
Germany receives by courtesy the title of her husband. 
1. 9. abpfiff, whistled for departure, 
1. 15. liegen, without gu. Cf. note to p. 10, 1. 9. 
1. 16. nid^t übel £uft, no small desire. 

1. 26. mollte, sc. ge^en. 

Page 124. — line 8. The castle of the Wartburg is one of the most 
perfect types of a mediaeval castle which is preserved in Germany. It has 
been refitted and restored to its primitive condition by the generosity of 
the Grand Duke Karl Alexander of Saxe-Weimar. It is associated with 
memories of Saint Elizabeth, the Minnesingers, and of Luther, who here 
translated the New Testament into German. See p. 113. 

I. II. The German form of the English proverb, "Man proposes and 
God disposes." 

II. 26-27. an bem (Jamiltenglteb, that is, in the sister who was to meet 
them. 

Page 125. — line 6. in (Sebanfen, when absorbed in thought, 

11. 22-23. auf bem parron l^erunter, down the platfomi, 

Page 126. — line 2. mas, the relative ttJaS refers to an indefinite ante- 
cedent, not a person or thing, a sentence, a neuter pronoun, or a Superla- 
tive form, as here. 

1. II. immer, in any case, 

Page 127. — line 2. Sngftlicl^es, notice that the adjeptive with nld^t« 
and ettDad is treated as a noun in. apposition, and is therefore written with 
a capital. 



IMMENSEE, 291 

11. lo-ii. befann jtd? . . . eines 33cfferen, thoughtbetterofiL 

Page 128. — line 5. mit ben S<x6;:(zy\^ that is, with the articles left 
behind. 

1. 6. l^alb brei, half past two^ lit, one-half [hour] toward three; so bc- 
low, 1. 7, brei Viertel auf brei Ul^r, a quarter before three oUhck, lit., 
three quarters toward three o'clock. 

1. II. bas ginge, that might do^ potential subj. 

Page 129. — line 14. Surften, inf. as neun. 

1. 16. mod^te er ftd? . . . IHÜtje; hmvever much special effort^ etc. 

Page 130. — line 15. (Empfetjle mid? 'yc[XKtxK ergebenft, / salute 

you tnost respectfully^ that is, / bid you adieu, 

Page 131. — line i. faß er = ^atte er fic^ gefe|jt. 

1. 10. <a\i "btX^, etc., along the^ etc. 

1. 13. f^eransgeben, sc. ba« @elb, that is, give me my change. 

1. 20. bid?t voxaVLSjust at hand, 

1. 22. (ßytnnaflajten. The German gymnasia are classical schools 
which prepare for the universities. There are also Kealgymnasia where 
special attention is devoted to matbematics, natural sciences and modern 
languages. 

1. 24. ^ht\t,jolly, an academic term. 

Page 132. — line 15. nnb connects rig with ftöljnte (1. 13). 

1. 17. gefaßt mar. Cf. note to p. 8, 1. 31. 

1. 19. -Ml All out! 

Page 133. — line 22. fann nid?t l|inüber, he cannot cross to it, 

1. 24. Senfnng, descending grade. 

Page 134. — line i. erft abenbs fpät, not until late in the evening, 
1. 13. ein gut IPort geben^ make a generous promise. For the form 
gut; see note to p. 5, 1. 14. * 

2. Stntncttfc^* 

Theodor Storm (1817-88) was bom in the Duchy of Schleswig and was 
for some time an advocate in bis native city of Husum. Having been 
deprived of bis advocate's license on account of bis sympathy with Ger- 
many, he entered the Prussian civil service. After Schleswig was annexed 
to Prussia (1864), he received again a government appointment in bis 
native country which he held until bis death (1888). Storm is very popu- 
lär as a writer in Germany. He has a charming gift of description, and 
paints the scenes of common life with grace and skill. His sentiment is 
tender and not without passion. A pensive note of melancholy and loss 



292 NOTES, 

often pervades his works. Immensee is the most populär of his short 
stories. 

Page 135. — line i. Spätl|crbftnad?mittage; an aßemoon in laie 
auiumn. 

11. 6-7. in IPeld^C . . . gerettet, a bold 6gure; Irans., in which his 
lost youth seemed to have been preserved. 

1. 16. (5ucf fenfter, a small window in a street door in Germany, through 
which inquiries may be answered. 

I. 22. Pefel, more correclly $tfel, a large hall or open room, in North 
Germany, often used only in summer. 

Page 136. — line 2. Hepofitorten, pl. of 9?e^ofitorium. Latin nouns 

ending in -tum form the pl. in -icn. 

II. 3-4. Bilber pon ITIcnfd^cn unb (Segenben, portraits and land- 

scapes, 

1. 6. fd^roerfälliger; massive, 
1. 9. IPie, colloq. = iiibem. 
1. 13. er = ber @treif. 
1. 15. gefprod?en, sc. ^atte. 

1. 20. ließ il^r I^Übfd? ; laffen with an adverb and the dat. is not infre- 
quent in the sense of become. 

Page 137. —line 5. (tc^, dat. of interest. 

1. 16. Hingeld?en = ben ringförnugen ©ameii (1. 4). 

I. 18. (Es IParen einmal, once upon a time there were^ the tradi- 
tional way in which a fairy-tale begins in Germany. The story is a 
well-known one in Grimm's Fairy Tales (No. 14), called S)ic brei 

(Spinnerinnen. 

II. 19-20. bu mußt auc^ ni^t, besides you musl noL 

1. 24. tDeißt JfU ? öj you musl knowj a question often thrown in in 
children's stories. 

I. 27. meinte, here, longed, The verb meinen meant originally "to 
have one's thoughts directed to an object," " purpose," and also " love," 
" desire." — Da marf es, impers., now there was cast. 

II. 27-28. um il^n l^er; the object is often placed between the two 

parts of uml^er. 

Page 138. — line 10. "^Vl, a characteristic way of speaking, common 
among children and intimate friends. 

I. 12. ö)b es £ön?en giebt? sc. gragfl bu, before Ob. 

II. 14-15. mill i(^ . . . l^in, cf. nole to p. 123, 1. 26. 

1. 16. Du mußt aud? mit mir, sc. gc^cn. Note the Omission of a verb 
pf motion with „IPiüft bu," also in II. 17, 20, 21, 22, etc. 



IMMENSEE, 293 

1. 22. Du foQfl fd^on bürfen. Notice the use of the two modal aux- 
iliaries, and the difference of meaning, Thou shali surefy have the righi, 
S)firfen is to have the right or permission (with a negative, a prohiintion) 
from one in authority. @otlen denotes moral Obligation, should, ihat which 
is to be; in the present tense it implies a permanent duty, in the preterit a 
duty not yet performed, English, " ought." 2)u foUfl beinen S5ater unb 
beinc SWutter cl^rcn, "Thou shalt honor thy father and thy mother"; but 

id) foUte nad^ iRenj ?)or! ge^cn, " I ought to go to New York." 

1. 28. Der f Ictnett, dat. with natjc. 

Page 139. — line 3. il^r = öon i^rem ^olje. The use of the possess. 
dat. is frequent throughout the story. Cf. i^m (1. 21), !E)em jungen 2)l(l^ter 
(1. 22), etc. 

I. 9. itjnt/ 1. 10. iJ^r. Notice the dative, the " object of influence " after 
the adjectives ftiU and l^eftig. Such use is especially common when gu 
precedes, as in this case. 

II. lo-ii. liegen . . . pou einanber, did not separate, 

Page 140. — line 6. immer nid?t, a frequent union of these two 
words, never. 

1. 12. il^rer IHutter, dat. after öorlefen. 

1. 15. fid? nid?t in \>zxk (Sebanfen flnben, couldnot realize, 

1. 17. merbe, 1. 18. »oüe, 1. 19. muffe, depend upon fagte. 

1. 21. aüeiti, here, but, Cf. note to p. 4, l. 2. 

Page 141. — line 3. burd^tpan'bert, insep. traversed, If the stress of 
meaning rested upon the burd), the part. burc^'gemanbert would have been 
used. 

1. 13. l^erum, cf. note to p. 10, 1. 14. — jungen. Notice the weak pl. 
foUowing a plural pron. Cf. 2Öir ^Iten^ 1. 23, cf. note to p. 10, 1. 16. 

1. 17- (Es (teilen, there are, — genug usually foUows its noun. 

1. 26. wznxi bie Ul^r swölf ift = menn e« gmötf U^r ip. 

Page 142. — line 4. bas fd?reibt euc^ wol^I l^inter eure feinen 

0^ren, mark this weil. 

1. 7. für l^eute fdpon burd?s %z\>zn tommzn,you will get through life 

so far as to-day is concerned, 

1. 8. berfelben ITIeinung, gen. of characteristic, or predicate genitive. 

1. 17. £üften. Certain nouns are used in the pl. where, in English, the 
sing, is used; also reversely: certain nouns retain the sing, in German, 
where in English a plural form occurs, as !X)ant, thanks, ^riüf; spectacles, 
^fc^f, ashes, etc. 

1. 25. fd?n)amm nur faum über, was scarcely visible over^just hovered 
above. 



294 NOTES, 

1. 30. ti^r, upon her head. 

Vüüge 143. — line 2. (te§r here, permitted, 

1. 10. ipir tPoUen. Cf. note, p. 48, 1. i. 

1. a8. ba1]tnunter, down to them, 

Page 145. — lines 3-4. Cü(^cr ausgeleert, fjüte »mgefel^rt, part. as 

imp. : empty your kandkerchiefs, turn your hats upside down, 
1. 10. ^afel Italien, a formal expression for dine. 

I. 13. fo answers to the condition implied in iDareit e9. — xx>ox es boc^ 
aVk^f but was also something, 

Page 146. — line 5. Hatsfeller. The basement of a 9Jat^0«« or city 
hall is often used as a l^eer room or restaurant. 

II. 11-12. Hegen after l^atten without ju. Cf. note to p. 6, 1. 14. 
i. 14. böt^mifd^, for the form see note p. 5, 1. 14. 

1. 28. IPas gelten bid? meine 2Iugen an ? Jltnv do my eyes concern 

you? 

Page 147. — line 6. (Sieb = @ieb mir. 

1. 7. feinen = feinigen. Storm uses the shorter form of the possessive 
pronoun where the longer is preferred. 

1. 21. Cl^riftfinb, who distributes the presents at Christmas. 

1. 29. fomme fc^on mieber, pres. for the future, / will indeed return, 

Page 148. — lincs 26-27. ber IHutter lDeit^nad?tsftube = bic SBei^* 
nad^tdßube ber 3Thitter. 
Page 149.— line 11. mo, when, 

1. 25. Der (Eric^. The definite article is used before a proper name to 
indicate a person well known, or when the case would be ambiguous. 
1. 26. il^m, to Ol for htm, 
1. 2g. mürbe. The fut. subj., merbe, might be used here. 

Page 150. — line 12. f^inaus, sc. ju fommen; trans. escape, 

1. 31. "b^xXi over which, acc. of space passed over. 

Page 151. — line 16. ^reunbHd?feit, gen. after ungemo^nt, 

1. 18. Ieud?tete \\\X, held the lightfor her, 

1. 26. 3U, in connection with. 

Page 152. — line i. 0ftern, notice the pl. form (dat.), lit., " in the 
Easter days," used as a noun, and regarded as sing. The gender is usually 
masc. though neut. and fem. forms occur. 

1. 6. in feine, cf. note to p. 147, 1. 7. 

1. 8. als trete, as [it would seem] if. Notice the tense, which is the 
same as though the quotation had been made directly, e^ tritt etmaS 

grembe«, etc. 
1. 9. bagemefen, sc. mar. 



IMMENSEE, 295 

1. 10. VOtXiXKf whenever; a(9 is more common when the verb in a sub- 
ordinate sentence indicates past time. 
1. 20. Kraut, used coUectively. 
Page 153. — line 3. After pfifegen supply gu t^un. 

1. 12. Sie l^aben ftc^ au<^ nod? ; trans. butyou too kave not y et, 

1. 17. f (eines is unnecessary, but is used as often in English, "a little 

bit," etc. 
Page 154, — line 3. Staubfäden 9e3äljlt, that is to classify the plants 

according to the system of Linnseus, the famous Swedish botanist. 

1. 6. nebenan, here = im iRfbenjimmer (1. 2). 

1. 25. in ber, emphatic, in this, 

Page 155. — line 11. l^abe, for the tense, cf. note to p. 152, 1. 8. 

1. 18. auf Si, Utarien, sc. Church. 

1. 19. barum, on that account, 

1. 28. geipefen, sc. fcicft. 

Page 156. — line 13. fc^üttelte mit. Certain verbs used trans. in Eng. 
are used intrans. in German. Cf. also !(Qtf(!^te in bie $anbe. 

I. 27. fein eigenes <5efi<^t, character ofits awn, 

Page 157. — line 12. als ertparte, notice the tense in indirect quota- 
tions, which, in this form with M, resembles an incomplete hypothetical 
period. 

II. 13-14. immer nic^t eintreten wollte, wouldnot occur, 
1. 16. gel^f s Ijier red?t = ifl biefc« bcr redete 2ßeg. 

1. 19. ^at's benn, colloq. = 3fl e« benn. 

1. 20. Keine l^albe Pfeif Q!oba!, before a pipe is halfsmokeJ, 2:oba!, 
dial. for !£abal. 

1. 21. t^aben's = l^aben @te, an unusual contraction, found only in 
rüde Speech. 

1. 31. i)inn>e9, cf. note to p. 10, 1. 14. 

Page 158. — line 5. baraus \{ZX^QX, forth from their midst, 
1. 14. €5 ging . . . fteil, impers. the descent of the mountain zuas pre- 
cipitous, 

1. 26. grtt§' (Sott, a devout greeting still in vogue in South Germany. 

Page 159. — line 6. ja, inferential, ofcourse, 

1. 16. plannen, little schemes, 

1. 24. ägypter. The stork goes to Egypt in the winter. 

1. 25. (Erbfenftangen, that is, for his nest. 

1. 27. lag, was situatedy a frequent use of liegen. 
1. 28. The branches were trained along the wall. 
Pagre 161. — line 11. ben, emphatic, him. 



296 NOTES. 

1. 12. in bic ^tPtgfeit nid?t, not to (acc.) all eternity. 
I. ig. tPorben for geiDorbeu, possible only in coUoq. use. 
1. 21. (Es tfl nur bte Seit, bie, that is, it is due only to the time, during 
which. 
Page 162. — line xo. xoo er bcren l^abl^aft merben fonnte, w/ier- 

ever he could collect them, 

1. 17. pon el^cbem, ofthe past^ ofearly days. 
1. 24. 2Ibenb; the west. 

1. 30. ergab er fid? baretn^ submitted, 

Faipe 163. — lines 13-14. nur um . . . nid?t zima^ in order not by 

any means. 

1. 20. auf is used in the sense of " up," " upon/* and also in going from a 
limited space to one that is more open (acc), as auf bte 3agb, to thehunt ; 
auf ba« ?anb, to tfie country; auf ben 3Rarft (-plafe), and, correspondingly, 
with the dative in a locative sense. 

Page 164. — line i. Sc^naberl{üpfer(, a South German and Swiss 
designation for snatches of song of from two to four lines, often humorous 
or mocking in tone, usually improvised and adapted to some person or 
occasion, and sung while dancing. The word meant originally verses 
sung in the harvest festival (from {(^neiben^ reap). 

1. 3. anfüngen, strike up, 

1. 6. Dingern. The plural of this Word in -er is often used m a depre- 
ciative or contemptuous signification. 

1. 10. IHartengarn or iU^arienfäben, gossamer. A fine film floating 
in the air in the late summer, deriving its name from the legend that the 
Virgin, as she ascended, left parts of her robe floating behind her. 

1. 14. 3^ P^"^ ^wf J?ol^en Bergen or ^6) jlanb auf ^o^em ^ergc, is 

the first line of a Volkslied found in varioüs forms and called Das Lied 
vom jungen Grafen, Die Nonne, Graf uml Nonne, Die Nonne und der 
K'önigssohn, or Die Nonne und der Ritter. Cf . Erk und Böhme's Deutscher 
Liederhort, Bd. I, pp. 313-323, Des Knaben IVunderhorn (1876), Bd. 
I, pp. 103-104. The poem is widely sung and is found in the Nether- 
lands as early as in the fifteenth Century. Goethe wrote down a version 
which he discovered in Elsass. It is the story of a maiden v/ho entered a 
convent because her noble lover could not wed one so poor and lowly. 

Page 165. — line 3. Sterfe, N. G. = S^tfe, young caiv, heifer, 

1. 14. Den anbern td? nel]mcn foüf = 2)a§ x^f etc. 

1. 17. es = ©erg. 

1. 20. €t^ren, cf. note to p. 10, l. 24. — ftiinbe, arch. = ftänbe. 

1. 22. fang' id? an, simply do. 



MÜLLEk ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 297 

Pül^ 166. — line 23. {lieg. The preposition associated with flelgen 
determines its meaning, whether it be to ascend or descend. Cf. flieg . • . 
auf, p. 169, 11. 13-14, flieg . . . l^inab, p. 171, 1. 26. 

11. 25-26. wax ... es weg, he suädenfy lost his footing, 

Page 167. — line 26. ift aber nidpts baraus gemorben, but without 

result or / was unsuccessfuL 

I. 27. Das perftel^t tvteber einmal fein UTenfc^, that again no one can 

at all under stand» 

II. 27-28. lt)as taufenb^ deuce! zouttds! From the frequent use of 
taufenb with nouns to indicate a vast number, or to intensify the meaning, 
it came to be used in exclamations, possibly, in this case, for an old gen. pl. 

Page 168. — line 12. n>o(Ien wir, here, simply shall we, 

Page 169» — line 28. trat . . . bas 'SjO^, turned the wheel with his 

foot, 

1. 29. eingefd^irrte £^unb. Dogs are often hamessed to draw small 

carts in certain parts of Germany. 

Pago 170. — line 9. bas empfangene 2l(tnofen, etc. Cf. note to p. 9, 
1. II. 

Page 171. — line 10. er tt^at cor jlC^ felbji, he made himself believe, 
Page 172. — line 6. lüge nid^t, do not deceive me. 
1. 17. (5et)0ft, the group of buildings constituting a part of the manor 
house. — por il^m auf ftieg, there rose before him ; auf modifics öor, 
1. 24. (Setnäffer; here, wave. 



PLAYS. 



aRfitter ald eünbenboif. 

The author, Roderick Benedix (1811-1873), held for many years the 
Office of Regisseur in various theatres. He was a prolific writer of bright 
comedies, abounding in surprises and humorous situations. Some of the 
best known are : Das bemooste Haupt^ Dr. Wespe^ Die Hochzeitsreise^ Die 
Eifersüchtigen, Das Lügen, Das Gefängnis, Der Vetter, etc. The present 
drama is taken from a coUection of Benedix' shorter plays, entitled, Haus- 
theater, Benedix published, besides, several works upon the dramatic art, 
German rhythm, the craze for Shakespeare, etc. 



298 NOTES, 

The scene of the play is in Leipzig daring fair time. Gottlieb Müller, a 
prosperoiis manufacturer of tin wäre from Berlin, is in the city on business. 
He has arranged at the same time for an interview with a young widow, 
who has been recommended by his cousin as an eligible match. 

Page 174, — line 2. xdo = in be m. 

1. 4. tc^ mü^te. The inverted order would be more natural in German, 

mfigte i^. 

1. 6. Der propt^t gilt nichts, etc. The form of the proverb varies 
slightly: (Sin $rop^et gilt ntrgenb weniger, benn in feinem Saterlanbe 
nnb ba^im bei ben ©einen, Mark vi, 4. See also Mai. xiü, 57; John iv, 44. 

Page 175« — line 3. liegen geblieben, cf. note to p. 6, 1. 14. 

1. 4. Sc^on' Danf. Such expressions as i^c^onen ^nf, beflen ^anf, 
grogen 2)ant, fielen !£)ant, etc. are used elliptically, with the governing 
verb understood = i(^ gebe 3^nen, etc. 

1. 6. Sc^Ieuftngen, the capital of the former county of Henneberg, near 
the Schleuse, is used here as the representative of what is provincial. 

1. IG. £S§tf the verb Stands first for emphasis. 

1. 12. After fpSt sc. gu ge^en. 

1. 18. Cil({nnnger. See note to p. 5, 1. 15. 

I. 19. (Es XDXXb gel^n, it can be manage J. 

Page 176. — line i. angejogen. See note to p. i, 1. 17. 

II. 8-10. n?oUen, consent. The repetition gives a quaint formal char- 
acter to the letter. 

1. II. Bitte = 3(i^ bitte @ie. 

1. 12. geborene, fy Hrth, A lady in Germany retains her original 
family name, using it upon her card and in signatures. 

1. 16. geljt es immer an, it will answer at all events. 

1. 19. nobel. Müller uscs certain current terms, which constitute a 
stylish slang. 

1. 23. mte UTaj im IPaüenftein. Müller cites loosely on several occa- 
sions populär quotations, caught sometimes from the stage, which he mis- 
applies. The above quotation he ascribes to Max, the youthful hero in 
Schiller's drama of Wallenstein. Cf. p. 177, 1. 7. 

1. 26. fein, trans. one's. — ijt bod? nt^ts, amoutits to nothing^ ends in 
nothing. 

1. 27. fd^abe, cf. note to p. 49, 1. 16. 

Page 177. — line i. bte for bo«, cf. note to p. 5, 1. 8. 

1. 2. lDei§ id? bo^ je^t, now I know at last, etc. 
1. 3. VOCitt, Had it not been for. 
1. 5. nebenbei, inädentalfy. 



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1. 10. (Es fommt nur barauf an ^^0,%, All depends upon whether, 

1. i6. Ha expresses incredulity, a reluctance to believe or accept a 

preceding affirmation. It is a colloquialism, and pervades the speech of 

the Hausknecht. 

11. 16-17. CS »trb mol^I etwas mcljr tjerausfommen, something will 

probably have to be added^ that is, her age will finally be shown to be some- 
what great. 

1. 18. \axv\ fie nod? immer, she can in any case still be^ etc. 

Page 178t — lise 4. ablegen; used, as often, with the object omitted. 

1. 13. immer, howener (disorderly the room is). 

1. 17. "bOXVX müßten Sie; bann suggests the condition, in that case, if 
that were so, 

1. 30. ha brüben^ across the hall, 

Page 179. — line z8. 2luf (El^re = bei meiner (gl^re. 

1. 19. xif n>erbe. For the order see p. 174, 1. 4. 

1. 30« flci? {dat.) gleic^, equal, 

Page 180. — line x. notariell', that is, has been officially established, 
under the seal of a notary. 

1. 8. ^rtebs^Iumauer. Minona Blumauer (1816-86) was a favorite 
actress in Berlin, especially in humorous röles. Pius Alexander Wolff 
(1782- 1828), the author of Der Kammerdiener y'wz& a favorite actor in 
Weimar in the time of Goethe (1804-16). He wrote several plays. 
The Kammerdiener is the story of a footman who by virtue of his court 
experience, pretended to be a nobleman, and, under various assumed titles, 
made love to wealthy ladies. He was discovered when, in a double guise, 
he paid his addresses at the same time to a rieh Jewess, Madame Hirsch, 
and to her niece. He was, however, later successful, and won the band of 
a wealthy widow, the Frau von Donner. 

1. 20. ^Ür mid? \axvn, td? (teilen, I can answer for myself, 

1. 21. n?er fonnte and?, is there any one who could. 

1. 29. S. D. auf "tiZX^ HÜcf en, presses against his back, holds behindhim, 

Page 181. — line 4. benfen, imagine, divine, 

I. 6. Pon n^egen, On account of, 

II. 8-9. bem grünen (Elefanten, the name of the inn. 

I. 14. €s ift ja IPeiter nichts babet, nothing more is involved, 

II. 21-22. gönnen . . . bas lüeiße im 2Iuge nid?t, otherwise we do not 
grant to one another the white of our eyes, i.e., the special favor of our 
intimacy. 

Page 182. — lines 1-2. Sie l^atten einen (sc 2:runf) über htn 

X)urji genommen, ^'öK had taken a trifle too much, one more than your 
thirst required. 



300 NOTES. 

Pagr® 183« — lines 2-3. ijom I^inausgeiporfen iDorben fein. The 

passive infinitive perfect is regarded as a noun. 

1. 5* ^o}ot, sc. idf. 

1. 19. (Sehen Sie (sc. il^n) I^er. 

1. 29. fuc^en, sc. @ie. 

Fa^e 184. — line 8. l^ier, in i&is. 

1. 12. biefes gal^Iung fud^nben ^ausfnec^ts. Notice that the object 
of the participle precedes it. 

1. 16. foUte, pret. subj. in questions implying surprise or dissent. Do 
you suppose, etc. 

1. 17. fic^ einen anfSufeln, slang, /e/ himself become tipsy ; ji(^ is in the 
dat. after anfäufeln. 

I. 19. Selben Sie, you see. 

Page 185* — lines 7-9. Müller mentions rapidly the populär places 
of amusement at that time in Berlin, with the favorite singers or actors; 
PauHne £ncca (bom in Vienna in 1842)» was the prima donna of the Royal 
Opera House in Berlin (1861-73). 

Sd^aufpieli^aus or ^öniglic^ed @(^aufpie(^aud is the Royal Theater. 
Sf^eobor Döring (1803-78) was one of Germany's greatest actors, great 
alike in tragic and in comic parts. His chief r61es were Falstaff, Malvolio, 
Shylock, Nathan the Wise, and the Village Magistrate Adam. The tX^oXi- 
nersCljeater derives its name from its founder, Franz Wallner (1810-76), 
a well-known theatrical manager. It was especially devoted to local farces 
with a distinctively Berlin flavor. 

Karl f^elmerbing (b. 1822) was from 1855-78 a favorite actor in 
Berlin at the Wallner Theater. 

The ^riebric^ IPilt^elmfläbtifd^es (Ei^eater is devoted to operettas and 
Comic plays and farces. 

Karl mittel (b. in Vienna, 1824) played in manyof the leading theaters 
of Germany. He was especially noted as the hale and populär character in 
Society plays and comedies. 

II. lo-ii. angefäufclte unb t^inausgenjorfene ^rfal^rungen, ^^/^«- 

ences of inebriation and of being turned out ofdoori, 

1. 12. Sc. after ^od?3eit, betrifft, as concerm, 

1- 25. ycixt ^räulein 23raut. The two words gräulcln 53raut, consti- 
tute a unity with which 3^re agrees in the fem. 

Pagre 186. — line 2. Sein = @cien. 

I. 6. Das ifl 3U l^OC^ 1 refers to the preceding words of Salome, That 
is too great a descettt, 

II. 19-20. ber biefen J^ut befteüt ):(a\)t\\^t HTüüer, an unusual combi- 



MULLER ALS SÜNDENBOCK, 30I 

nation, with a humorous purpose = i(^ bin nidjt ber SHüIIer ber biefen ^ut 
befleüt I|at. 

1. 34. atte bie. The definite article is more commonlyomitted afteraQe 
in the pl. = alle ^Üte. 

1. 25. The first btc is a rel. pron., the second a demons. — ic^ munter cf. 
note to p. 174, I. 4. — bei Hottffc^tlben, of the Rothschilds^ the famous 
bankers of Frankfurt and of the leading eitles of Europe. 

Page 188. — lines 4-5. Staatsanwalt — (gcfd^tporne, §ud?tfjau5. 
He enumerates the various judicial officers who would intervene, and the 
punishment which would result from his offense. 

1. 24. metltettpe^ett; I have no objections, 

Patfre 190. — line i. Das, ail these. 

U. 3-4. fann es boc^, »irb es aud?, muß es fogar, notice the increasing 
strength of his afHrmation. 
1. 4. geben, cf. note to p. 1 1 2, 1. i . 

1. 10. Blec^müaer, Tinplate-Müller, 

1. 15. tPtU, demand, 

1. 27. '^a^ td? id? bin, tkat I am myself, 

1. 28. unb btefes mein 3c^, andthis id^ or ego ofmine. 

Fa|[^ 191- — line 4. fül^ren, cite, adduce, 

1. II. ber pi^otograpl^ mfigte, unless the pkotographer. 

1. 18. poH5eimibrig tjdjli^, so ugiy as to incur the suspicion of the 
poliee. 

1. 19. Obrigteit is used in a coli, sense, authorities, pon (Dbrigfetts 
megen. Notice the mas. gen -9, attached to Obrigfeit. 

Page 192. — line 2. 2Iüerbings, to be sure (you were innocent). 

1. 19. bie ^rage. For the question see the end of the preceding scenes, 
p. 179, 1. 22, p. 184, 1. 12. 

Page 193. — line 22. man(^e^ sc. :S)ame. 

1. 24. X)on 3u<^^ ^^ ^^^ Giovanni, the typical libertine, based on a 
Spanish legend of the fourteenth Century of Don Juan Tenorio of Seville. 
The incident has been dramatized by Moliere (1665), Thomas Corneille in 
Le Festin de Pierre (1673), A. Dumas (1863). It is the subject of a 
comedy by the Italian dramatist Goldoni (1765). It was the theme of a 
musical ballet by Gluck (1765) and of Mozart *s famous opera, Don Gio- 
vanni (1787); of Byron's */?o« Juan^ and of dramas by Grabbe, Lenau 
and others. 

Page 194. — line 14. 3^ ^»" XO(>^ ntc^t rec^t, lam possibly mistaken, 

Page 195. —line 23. !et^re = Id) bin gurüdgclebrt. 
Page 196. — line 5. ber IPatirl^eit, dat. after nalje. 



302 NOTES, 

1. x8. Hebe = JU or gur 9lebe, fielen. @tel^en takes here akind of acc. 
(possibly an original gen.). Cf. a similar use of flehen with iD'^ann. 

1. ax. bas IDäre; that (I should hope) is setüed, Cf. note to p. 226. 
1. 18. 

Pag6 197. — line 6. Sie ipärett, subj. of suqprise or dissent. 

1. 9* Sd^meid^Ie . . . f^offe. Notice the Omission of the subject i(^. 

1. 10. fügen ; flrafen takes two accusatives. Sügen was orig. the gen. 
sing. 

1. 23. Hlabatne. Salome corrects the form with which she is addressed. 

Pag^ 198* — lines 3-4. Hun 511 uns, New to return to ourown interests, 

1. II. nef^me . . . auf, takt up arms, 

1. 26. Da n>äre ic^ begierig, sc. gu ^ören. 
Page 199. — line i. bref^n vix(b n>enben, twist and turn, 
Page 201. — line 6. Stecfbrtef is a public proclamation of arrest, 
posted and dispatched to all cities where the fugitive may have fled. 
Page 204. —line 7. Set es brum, Let it be so, 
Page 206. — lines 1-2. XOas für ein 3orniger Hlann, sc. er ifl. 

I. 19. fämen n>ir um, we should lose, 

II. 22-23. was Sie an einem Hamen Ijängen, what weight you aUach 

to a name, 

1. 27. einanber = ft(^ clnanbcr. 

Page 207. — line z. bas Iie§e, potential subj. 

(Sitter ittit^ (eiratett. 

The author, Alexander Viktor Wilhelmi, whose real name was Zechmeister, 
was bom in Ofen, in 181 7, and died in Meran in 1877. He was an actor 
and playwright, who is now known mainly by several minor comedies, 
Einer muss heiraten^ Er hat rechte Der letzte Trumpf and Mit den Wöl- 
fen muss man heulen. Einer muss heiraten is a dramatization of a populär 
fiction regarding an incident in the lives of two eminent Berlin scholars. 

Page 208. — line i. Hic^tig, Just as I anticipated, 

1. 3. merften, potent, subj. = unb fic »ürben nld^t« merfen. 

1. 6. als ob tljr . . . tjättet. For the subj. see note to p. 23, 1. 4. 

Page 209. — line 8. n>äre, potential subj. to soften the positiveness 
of an assertion. 

1. 12. Urfprungs, gen. of characteristic or pred. gen. 

1. 15. unfereins^ notice the use of the neut. in a general sense, or when 
persons of different genders are included. 

1. 23. CCintenftfc^e, cuttlefishes, scribblers, The cuttlefish secretes a 



EINER MUSS HEIRA TEN. 303 

dark fluid or ink which it emits to darken the water when pursued, and 
which forms the basis of the brown color, sepia, used by artists. 

1. 27. foüte mir aud? noc^ fel^len, Catch me doing that or / have not 
got as far as that y et, 

Page 210. — linc a. 2(ttff^ebenSr a coUoq. use, for 2(uftebfit 

1. 4. einem f dat of possess., here used to supply the defective declen- 
sion of man. 

1. 14. Stücfroer! ifl bes IHenfc^en IPtffen, a biblical quotation : „2>cnn 
unfcr Söiffen ifl ©tücfwerl unb unfer Söeisjagen ift ©tücftoerf." i Cor. 

xili, 9, For we know in part and we prophesy in part, Cf. Goethe's 
iphigeniey U. 688-89. 

Unb toaS kott tt^un ifi, tote e9 i^nen mar, 

SoO 9RfiV unb eitel etadtoerl. 

1. 16. n>ie relates to fotd^er. 

1. 17. lieben, cf. note to p. 6, 1. 9. 

1. 18. X)ie, demon., such people, 

1. 20. foUen belongs with both the preceding verbs Ratten (1. 19) and 
leben. — Jreube 'tax>OX\, \((xhtX\,, may reap the benefit of it, 
1. 24. profane, common^ everyday. 

1. 30. IDarum ic^ lebe ? = @ie fragen »arum, etc. 

I. 31. ttun felj' mir einer 1 Look a-here now! or Just See [the 
fellow^ ! 

PaifTO 211« — line i. sielet nic^t or gie^t bei mir nid^t, does not hold, 

will not go down with me, 

II. 3-4. Das t ji . . . oorgefommen, That never occurred to me, I never 
asked the question, 

1. ZG. eu(^, cf. note to p. 139, 1. 9. 

1. 16. bleiben bei ber Stange or on ber — Italien, stick to the point. 

The use of ©tange in this sense may be derived from ^a^lienflange, colors, 
banner = stick to one's flag, or from Sßagenflange = whiffle-tree, remain 
in the traces. 

1. 20. mug mit beinen guten t,t^XZXi,feelboundy or regard it as in- 
cumbent upon you with your maxims or precepts, etc. 

1. 23. Sc^arte'fen, contemptuous, wretcked old books, a word of uncer- 
tain origin. 

Page 212. — lines 5-6. mir motten itjr "^zx^ IDiüen tl^un, let us 

comply with her request, 

1. 27. folgen, obey, 

Page 213. — line 11. mit may be used with almost any verb to de- 
note accompaniment, as mit anfe^en, stay and witness. 



304 NOTES, 

1. 15. WZnn an&i nur bie, even ifthey are only those of, etc. 
1. ig. mir alten ^ran. For the fonn of the adj. after a pers. pron. 
see note to p. 10, 1. 16. 

1. a6. S. D. unterf^anbeln, temporising^ tugotiaüng, parUying. 

Page 214. — line aa. auf bem alten ^lerfe, where we began. 

1. 23. foQtet, sc. gc^n. 

1. as. an Kopf unb Kragen geljt es nic^t, your Hfe is surely not in 
peril ; ^o))f unb fragen, an alliterative formula. 

Page 215, — line 3. geljn für eine, that is, I know ten if I know 
one. — prac^tmabc^n. ^ra^t is frequently prefixed to nouns to indicate 

excellence, as ^rac^tfert, -men{(^, -e^ent))Iar. 

1. 5. unb wenUf «»^(they would not do it) even if; cf. note to p. 115, 
1. 16. 

1. 18. mill, sc. tC^, I was about. 

1. ao. Bräutigam i{i, is to be betrothed, 9raut and Bräutigam are 
the affianced. 

Page 216. — line 8. varum nid?t gar I ironical, What an idea ! or 
Why I especially ! 

1. 14. Houtine, a French word = cleverness, skill, experience. 

Page 217. — line 3. roelc^ = tüctd^ ein. 

1. 9. alfo (5Iäcf 5Uf therefore success to you, 

1. II. bei bem, that is, SBit^elm. 

Page 218. — line 11. mug baran, sc. ge^en. — wir moQen beibe 

nii^t, both ofus do not desire to, 
1. 30. geljt leer aus, escapesfree, 

Page 219. — line i. 'btn, that is, ben h)eigen. 

1. a. bas glaube id?, / should say so, — ^a fonnte jeber fommen ; the 

language is quite loose, in that case any one tnight venture it, 

1. 9. barauf fott es mir nid?t anfommen, Iwill not insist upon it, 

I. 19. ge3ogen; part. for imp. Cf. note to p. i, 1. 17. 
Page 220. — line 4. nid?ts ^<x 1 Not this time. 

II. lo-ii. 3d? bin bes Qlobes, I am a dead man; 2^obe«, pred. gen. 
11. 15-16. franf unb frei, a fixed alliterative formula. 

1. aa. (Er. The pronoun of the third person was formerly used for that 
of the second, at first implying great respect and then an assumption of 
superiority on the part of the Speaker. This usage arose from the employ- 
ment of the pronoun to represent a preceding title. 

1. aa. Qlaufenbfafa. Saufenb is often used to strengthen an epithet, 
or exclamation, either a noun or adj., as taufenb %iSs^^%, taufenbfc^ön, and 
in exclamations, ^O^taufenb; etc. 



EINER MUSS HEI RA TEN, 305 

1. 34. n>as tft bentt, wkat is the matter, 

Page 221« — lines aa-23. jange ntd^t tpieber neue (Sefc^id^ten an, 

Do not begin the affair over again, 

Page 222. — line x. Ha, ironical and contemptuous. Cf. note to 
p. 181, 1. 18. 

I. 8. aus bem ^unbament, thoroughly^ perfectly, 

II. lo-ii. 3U ttjun unb 3U fc^affen, do and busy oneself about, Cf. note 
to p. 39, 1. 19. 

1. 14. mas brum ixxi^ bran t^ängt, what is involved in it, 

1. 18. l{erab, cf. note to p. 10, 1. 14. 

1. 25. Hebe, cf. note to p. 6, 1. 9, 

Page 223. — line a. Korb, refusaly mitten, A basket was placed to 
indicate that a suitor was unsuccessful. 

1. la. Htgorofum or Spanten rigorofum, severe examination ; here an 
examination at the university for the doctor's degree, at which a Student 
presents himself in a dress-suit. 

Page 224,— line 3. Das foUte mir no<^ fehlen, That caps the climax ! 

or To live to see her, Cf. note to p. 209, 1. 27. 
1. as. mir, ethical dative,y&r my sake, 
F§ige 225« — lines 13-14. Strid? burd? bie Hed^nung ma^en, «/- 

set my p/ans, 

1. IQ. So, nur immer l^eran, Thus, advame bravely^ or regardless 0/ 
consequences, 

1. aS- inftruiert, coached, given instructions, 

Page 266. — line 16. Da märett \o\x alfo, a kind of potential subj. 
often called the " confirmatory subjunctive," in which the afHrmation takes 
this form. Cf. note to p. 196. I. 21. 

1. 26. Du trittjl.^in, indic for imp. 

Page 227. — line 6. 3. B. = sunt 53eifptfl,/^r example, to illustrate, 

1. 10. 21^, warum nic^t gar 1 ironical, You don't mean it! 

11. 12-13. S. D. fe^t pd? in pofttur= nimmt eine feierliche Gattung an, 

Page 228. — line 8. CouHjfe, side-scene, wing (of a stage). 

1. 15. refognos3teren = audfpä^en, audtunbfc^aften. 

1. 16. Before IDas, sc. Iwonder, 

Page 229. — line 16. Befjüte, Farfrom ity By no means, 
1. a3. Das mad?t pd? gan3 gut» That is easy to do, or That's very 
agreeable. 

Page 230. — lines i-a. l^o^ . . . fommt, at the best, in an emergency, 
1. 8. (Sefet^rte, here used as a noun. Cf. note to p. 10, 1. 16. 
Page 236. — line a. abf^recfen laffen, inf. in an imp. sense. 



VOCABULARY. 



EXPLANATIONS. 



In nouns, the genitive singular, when it dtffers from the nominative, and the nominative 
plural are given. Strang plurals are indicated by -t, and t»y 'e or ' when a mutated 
vowel occurs, weak forms by -(e)n. 

A dash indicates that the title-word is to be supplied ; with nouns it shows that the 
plural form is like the Singular. 

The principal parts of strong verbs are given; in separable verbs the prefix is not 
repeated but its place is indicated by a dash, as, abbreij^en, bra<!^ — , -gebroi^en. 

The foHowing abbreviations are used in the Notes and Vocabulary : 



acc, accusative. 

adj'.f adjective. 

adv.f adverb, adverbial. 

a/as. f apposition. 

arcA., archaic. 

art., article. 

aux., auxiliary. 

caus.t causal. 

c/.f compare. 

cog.t cognate. 

colloq.f coUoquial. 

comp.f Compound. 

compar.^ comparative. 

conj. f conjunction. 

dat., dative. 

äef.f definite. 

der.f derived from. 

dial.y dialeclic. 

demon.f demonstrative. 

dtm.f diminutive. 

E.f English. 

equiv. , equi valent to. 

^., French. 
Jam. f familiär. 
y.,yem.f feminine. 
yig^., figuratively. 
/r., from. 
y»/., future. 

G., German. 
^^M., genitive. 



Gr.f Greek. 

ff., ^aben. 

im/.f imperative. 

impers.f impersonal. 

indecl.y indeclinable. 

tnde/.t indefinite. 

tndic.y indicative. 

inßn.y infinitive. 

/M/f., inflected. 

insep.f inseparable. 

inierj.y interjection. 

intr.f intransitive. 

Ital.y Italian. 

/., line. 

L.y Latin. 

/</., literally. 

loc. , locative. 

m.y masculine. 

M.H.G.y Middle High German. 

M.L.y Mediaeval Latin. 

tnod.y modal. 

M., neut.y neuter. 

N.G.y North German. 

HOtft., nominative. 

06/., object. 

06s. f obsolete. 

O.F., Old French. 

ord.f ordinal number. 

Orient. f Oriental. 

orig.f originally. 



Part.t participle. 

fass.y passive. 

/^r/l.perfect. 

//., plural. 

pinpf.y pluperfect. 

Poet.y poetical. 

Pred.f predicate. 

Prep.f preposition. 

Pres.f present. 

Pret.t preterit. 

Pr.f pronounce. 

Pron.f pronoun. 

reß.f reflexive. 

r^/.» relative; related to. 

RofH.f Romance. 

f., fein. 

sep., separable. 

S.G.y South German. 

sing.f Singular. 

Sl.t Slavic. 

st. f strong. 

su6j., subjunctive. 

subs., substantively. 

superL, Superlative. 

temp.f temporal. 

/r., transitive. 

undecL, undeclined. 

uHtnß.y uninflected. 

»., verb. 

vocab.y vocabulary. 

vo.y weak. 



VOCABULARY. 



91 



fladttUf n, -%, Aix-la-Chapelle. 
%ax, m. -(e)S or -en, -i, -en, eagle. 
aü, adv. off, away, down ; ttsed as se/>. 

prefix. 
aifti^redien, brac^ — , -aebroc^cn, /r. 

break off, interrupt ; destroy, demol- 

ish ; intr. stop, discontinue. 
abbanffti, sep. tr. dismiss, discharge. 
SIbettb, m. -S, -e, evening ; west. 
SUetibbanf , /. ^e, evening seat. 
SIbcnbeffeti, n. -§, — , supper. 
SIbenblanb, w. -(c)§, Hx, west, OccU 

dent. 
abeitblättbiff^'rdmifi^, adj. West- 
Roman. 
Xbtnbff^ein, m. -3, -e, evening glow, 

evening sky. 
Xbenbfotinenbttft, m. -s,, H, evening 

vapor, twilight haze. 
Slbfnbfonnenff^eiiir m. -4», -e, evening 

sunlight, sunset light. 
XbenbftiUe,/. stillness of evening. 
tlbenbt9iiltf , /. w. evening cloud. 
^Ibenb^ng, m. -e^, H, evening train. 
Hbfitteuer, «. -§, — , adventure, en- 

terprise. [iP. aventure.] 
aber, conj. but, however, moreover ; 

adv. again. 
9(bfrg(attbe(tt), m. -n§, -n, supersti- 

tion. [aber = over, over faith]. 
abermalig, adv. again. 
abfafpren, ful^r — , -gefahren, intr. f., 

set out, depart. 
%h\afycif f. w. departure. 
abfatten, fiel — , -gefallen, intr. \., fall 

off; revolt. 



abferttgett, sef>. tr. dispatch, dismiss, 
rebuff. [fly off. 

abfiiegfit, flofl —, -flefloflen, intr. ]., 
abgeben, ^ah — , -geßeben, tr. deliver, 

give up; be good for, make; reß. 

occupy oneself with (mit). 
abgeben, ginfl — , -fleflanflen, intr. \., 

go off, depart, deviate (from); auf= 

unb — , go up and down ; tr. wear 

out ; pace off, measure. 
9lbgefanbte(r), m. infl. as adj. envoy, 

ambassador, representative. 
tlbgefc^irfte(r), see abftftirfen. 
abgefc^matf tr adj. insipid, flat ; absurd. 
abgeftorbetl, part. adj. dead, extinct, 

from abwerben. 
Slbgoür m. -e§, ^er, idol. 
^Ibgrunb, m. -8, ^e, chasm, precipice ; 

Whirlpool. 
abfialten, l)ielt — , -«e^atten, tr. hold 

off, avert, prevent, detain ; hold, at- 

tend. 
9lb^ang, m. -§, "e, slope, dedivity. 
abfangen, ^ing — , -gegangen, ifitr. 

]^. (Don), depend on. 
abloten, sep. tr. go and get, fetch ; 

call for (flf Person). 
abf arten, sep. tr. plan, plot. 
abfeieren, sep. tr. turn aside, avert ; 

reß. turn away. 
abtaffen, Iie| —, -gelaffen, intr. ^., 

leave off, desist. 
9lb(anf, m. -e3, -"e, expiration, end; 

result. 
ablegen, sep. tr. take off, lay aside; 

remove one's wraps. 



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aMiefertt, sep. tr. deliver, contribute. 
aipmuii^li, sef. tr. conclude, settle. 
alwelinictt, na^m — , -genommen, tr. 

take off or away ; intr. diminish, de- 

crease. 
a»)pfeifeit, pfiff — , -flepfiffen, tr. 

whistle {a tune or air). 
a(|iflftffeii, se/. tr. pluck, gather. 
Vbvtbt, f. w. agreement, stipulation. 
Vbtti\t,/. w. departure. 
aüreifrii, stp. intr. ]. or f^ , depart, set 

forth, leave. 
a(irei|ett, ri^ — » -gerijfen, tr. tear off, 

pull down. [away, recall. 

aintfeit, rief — , -gerufen, tr. call 
albfd^eil(t(^, adj. horribl^ abomi nable, 

detestable. 
aif (Riffen, se/. tr. send off, dispatch; 

9ligefll^ifftt(r)r /art. decl. as adj. 

delegate, representative. 
Xifd^ieb, m. -3, -e, leave, departure, 

farewell. [abf (Reiben.] 
abfc^Iaoen, jt^luß —, -gejc^tagen, tr. 

strike or cut off ; ref use. 
abfdltteibrtt, ft^nitt — , -flefd^nitten, tr. 

cut off, clip. 
Xbfd^ltttt, m. -8, -e, section, division. 

part. 
abfl^rcffett, sep. tr. frighten (from), 

deter. 
aifditetteti, \fycSSX —, -flejc^irttten, tr. 

or intr.^., pace; measure off; auf= 

unb — , pace up and down. 
Abfilmt,/, w. purpose,intention. [ab= 

fe^cn.] 
ahfitf^iüäf, adj. designed, intentional; 

adv. purposely. 
abflicnftigr adj' estranged ; unfaithful. 
aBftatten, sep. tr. discharge, pay, give. 
afeftänien, sep. tr. dust (off), [ab = 

off, |lfiuben/r. ©taub, dust.] 
abftef^en, jlad^ — , -fleflo(^en, intr. \. 

(bon), deviate from, contrast (with). 
abfifet0eit, flieg — , -aefüeflen, intr. f., 

descend, alight, dismount. 



atfireifleit, flri(% — , -geflric^n, tr. 

strike off; deduct, erase; intr. f., 

rove. 
attreteit, trot — , -getreten, tr. yield, 

oede, surrender. 
akttParten, sep. tr. wait for, await. 
atlvärtd, adv. down ward, [ab, off, 

iD&rtd, gen. of obs. adj. turned.] 
ttlPCf^frlllb, part. adj. altemating, 

periodic. 
9lbtiped^f(f )Iltitg, /. w. exchange ; alter- 

nation; variety. 
WMt%, m. -e8, -e, by-way, wrong 

road ; going astray. 
ühmlitn, xoxeQ — , -gewiefen, tr. send 

away, repulse, refuse admittance. 
a^mnhtn, »anbte — , -gemanbt, tr. 

turn away, avert ; reß. turn (from). 
aiiDerfett, »arf — , -geworfen, tr. cast 

off, take off, reject. 
fihtin\tn^tit, f. w. absence. 
üh^UfftUf 30g — , -gejogen, tr. draw or 

take off, divert, distract; intr. f., 

withdraw. 
Xijttg, m. -%, -"e, departure. 
Xccettt', m. -(e)S, -e, accent. 
üd^, interj. ohi ah! alast 
ÄdiftI, /. w. Shoulder, [/r. %(^fe, 

axle.] 
tii^it num. eight. 
9lli^t, /. w. heed, care, attention ; ban, 

prescription ; |i(^ in — nehmen, take 

care, be on one's guard. 
«ditel, n. -3, — ; at^ftel, adj. eighth 

{part). 
allsten, tr. esteem, respect; — für, 

deem, consider, take for; intr. ]^., 

— auf, heed, pay attention to. 
at^t'Qcien, gab — , -gegeben, intr. !&., 

pay attention, watch ; attend to ( auf) . 
a(^tttltb5t9an5tg, num. twenty-eight. 
tiH^i^tl^ViX, -er, -e, -e§, ««w.eighteenth. 
Xd^tung,/. esteem, regard. 
fic^$en, intr. \^., groan, moan. 
JKffer, m. -%, B., field. 



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Vu\, M. "i, nobUity, distinction of 

birth. 
übler, m. -%, —, eagle. [9[be( = ebel 

+ «ar.] 
«treffe, /. w. address. [/?.] 
*§^r*eii, n, -«, Egypt. 
Ägij^'ter, m. -8, — , Egyptian. 
aHj^tUf tr. have a presentiment of, fore- 

bode; anticipate; suspect; impers, 

{d(ä,') have a presentiment. 
ftlhiüfl, adj, similar, like; — fe^n, 

{with dat.) resemble. 
Vlltlttllg, /. w. presentiment, notion. 
Slft, m. -«8, -e, act {pf a play), \L. 

actus.] 
fkVInt^i, m. -8 (1250-1308), eldest 

son of Rudolf of Habsburg; Duke of 

Habsburg, German King, and Em- 

peror by election (i 298-1 308). 
Vlhltll, m. -%, A/cuin, b. 735 in York, 

England, d. 804 as Abbot of Tours ; 

adviser of Charles the Great, famous 

teacher and author of school books. 
OD, adj. and pron. all; eadi, every, 

any ; aQed, everything, everybody. 
nUalll, m. -^, Allah, Arabic name of 

the one god. [al iläh.] 
aVcUl', a^'.alone ; adv. only ; conj.}aoX.. 
ancmalr adv, at all times. \pXA> IKale, 

adv. acc. //.] 
aSetit^alben, adv. on all sides, every- 

where. [Old dat.pl. with secondary 

«•] 

aller' (compounded tuith superlatives)^ 

of all, most, very. 
«nerieft, adj. best of all, very best. 
«tterbtligd, adv. by all means, to be 

sure, indeed, certainly. \adv. gen, 

pl. aaer S)infl(e) -f ».] 
atterentftr adj. most grave. 
atter^nb, adj. {indecl.) all sorts of. 

\jsen. pl. aller ^anb(e), fr, ^anb, 

= side, kind.] 
«Kerlei, adj. {indecl.) of every kind, 

divers, [/r. oflCT ßei, sort.] 



allettteiti, adj, charming, delightfuL 
tllertrfte«, adv. everywhere. [Old w, 

gen.pl^ 
«Kgemeiiir adj, universal, general. 
fCHa^lm, adv, here {emphaiic). 
Mmä^iig, adj. almighty. 
allmAVli<l» adj. gradual ; adv, by de- 

grees. \cog. oemat^.] 
%Vm9\tn, n. -4, — , alms. 
%Vlft,f. w. {usually plural)f Alps. 
ÜpßUüdt, n. -4, village on the bay of 

the same name, south of Lake Lu- 

cerne, in the Canton of Unterwaiden. 
ttliy conj. in subardinate sentcnces re- 

f erring to past time, when, as, since ; 

followed by the inverted order^ as if ; 

after a comp.^ adj. preceded by )tt or 

anber in clauses denoting a resuH, 

than; after a negative^ but, save; 

with nouns in appos.^ in pred. as, as 

being (in the capacity of) ; — ob, — 

menn/ as if, as though. [a(fo.] 
aUbalb, adv. immediately, instantly. 
tl'fi, adv. accordingly, then, henoe. 
«lf«^ thus, so. 
alt (diter, ä(tefi), adj. old. 
Illt«r^ and «l't«r, m. -4, 'fl're, alt»r. 

\L, altus, elevated^ 
Vlter, n. -9, — , age. 
ftltlidl, adj. elderly. 
alt'mobifd^, adj. old-fashioned. 
SHtfttmnte, /. w. alto voice ; Mrbetfte 

— (subdued alto), contralto voice. 
um = an bem. 
ümcrtta, n. -9, America. 
Umitni, n. Chief city of the department 

of the Somme in northem France. 
Xmtiiiatitt, m. -8, *er or -(eutC/ mag- 

istrate, Steward, warden. 
an, Prep, {itith dat. or acc.) at, by, 

beside ; on ; to, used as sep. prejix. 
anbieten, bat — , -geboten, tr. offer. 
anbliifen, sep. tr. look on, glance at. 
anbrennen, brannte — , -Qebronnt, tr, 

light ; intr. take Are 



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an^Sl^tig, adj\ devout, reverent. 
anber, adj. other, eise, different ; sec- 

ond; next. 
anbermtf, adv. another time. 
anberd, adv. otherwise, differently. 
aiiberd)P0, a^/v. elsewhere. 
Xiierbieteit, n. -#, — , offer. 
anertenneii, erfannte —, -erfannt, /r. 

recognize ; acknowledge. 
Xnerteiiiiiiiig, /. w. recognition, ac- 

knowledgment. 
9liifaii0, m. -(c)8, «€, beginning ; öon 

— an, from the outset. 
mtfaiifleii, fing — , -flefanflen, tr. be- 

gin ; do. 
anfAüfllif^, adv. at the beginning, at 

first. 
Xnfongdbttfiftabe, m. w. initial letter. 
anfaffcn, se/. tr. seize, grasp. 
anfragen, fragte — , -gefragt, inir. Ö., 

ask, inquire, of (bei) ; — for (na^l). 
anführen, sep. tr. lead; command. 
angeben, gab —, -gegeben, tr. allege, 

State, indicate, suggest. 
angeljen, ging — , -gegangen, tntr. 

go on ; begin ; be practicable,feasible ; 

answer, do; tr. approach, solicit, 

concem. 
angeipdren, tntr. (dat.) belong to. 
9lttgelegenl|eit, /. iv. affair, concern, 

business. 
angelegentlil^, adJ. urgent, pressing, 

zealous. 
angelefynt, /^r/. a^/. ajar. [anlehnen.] 
angenehm, adJ. agreeable, pleasant. 

[genehm /n nehmen, acceptable.] 
angefe^en, /art. adj. respected, im- 

portant, distinguished. [anfe^en.] 
9(ngefid|t, n. -g, -er, face, countenance. 
angeftantmt, [/^r/.] adj. hereditary. 

\fr. obs. anflammen.] 
9lng^f1teafe(r),7;r. infl. as adj. offidal ; 

emplöyee. 
ängenrnr^elt, part. adj. rooted to the 

spot, paralyzed. 



tM%\t\vx, sep. tr. Stare or glare at. 

angreifen, griff — , -gegriffen, tr. take 
hold of ; affect. 

angrinfen, sep. tr. grin at. 

Vngft, /. -^, anxiety, distress, fear, 
[r^/. /^enge.] 

ftngfttgen, tr. trouble, worry. 

ingfllifl, adj. anxious, tiniid. 

angtttfen, sep. tr. look at, peep at. 

anl^alten, ^iett — , -gehalten, tr. check, 
stop ; rein in ; tntr. stop. 

anljiani^en, sep. tr. breathe upon. 

anheben, ^ob or ^ub — , -gehoben, tr. 
or tntr. lift up ; begin. 

anl^eimeln, sep. tr. remind of home. 

anlj^ikren, sep. tr. listen to ; perceive by 
listening {itnth dat. ofpers. and acc. 
ofthing). 

anfingen, sep. tr. {with gen.) accuse, 
blame. 

anfleiben, sep. tr. dress, clothe ; reß. 
dress (oneself). 

anflingen, ftang — , -gelungen, intr, 
^., chime in, accord. 

an!Io|Pfen, sep. intr. ^., acc. with an, 
and dat. with bei, knock (at), 
tap. 

anfntt|ifen, sep. tr, unite, tie ; begin. 

anfontmen, fam — , -gefommen, intr. 
\., arrive ; e9 tommt mir ni((t barauf 
an, it does not matter to me; — 
auf, depend upon; tum or hinge 
upon ; matter, be of importance. 

Untdnsmiing, m. -%, -e, new-comer, 
visitor. 

antftnben, sep. tr. announce, proclaim. 

Vnfnnft, /. coming, arrival. [anfont- 
men.] 

anlangen, sep. intr. f., arrive; tr. con- 
cern. 

anlegen, sep. tr. place against ; point, 
aim {a gun) ; devise, build. 

9inltitit,/.w. loan. 

anliegen, n. -9, — , request, demand ; 
ein — Vorbringen, make a requesc. 



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Stamitt,/. grace. 

tntitittig, adj, attractive, graceful, 

charming. 
aiinel|meiir nal^m — , -ßenommen, tr. 

accept, assume; refl. {jwith gen.) 

take Charge of, interest in. 
Slmirbitiiiig, /. w. arrangement, direc- 

tion, Order. 
an^paiffcii, sep, tr, lay hold of, seize. 
9lii|priillr m. -%, shock, reflection. 
Xit'rebe,/. w, address, form of address. 
aitrrkett, sep. tr. speak to, address, ac- 

cost. 
anfSttfcltl, ir. fan ; {colloq.) intoxicate 

slightly. 
anff^aitetir sep. tr. look at, observe. 
Xnfi^dig, m. -(e)S, *c, stroke; esti- 

mate, plan ; plot, device ; in — briiie 

gen, take into account. 
atifdilagcttr f^Iua — , -^cft^toflcn, tr. 

strike against, fasten; intr. strike 

up, begin singing. 
anfd|He|ctt, fc^Iofe — , -flcf(ftlof[cn, tr. 

attach, join ; reß. join, unite. 
unfl^ftreit, sep. tr. poke, stir {thefire). 
anff^toeaen, {(^moU — , -öcWtooflcn, 

m/r. f., swell out, inflate. 
tttfelycn, fa^ — , -flefc^en, /r. look at, 

see; regard, consider; — für, take 

for; tt'/M dat. of person [)erceive in 

{some one), know by looking at. 
IHtlfe^cit, n. -d, appearance ; dignity. 
attfe^en, sep. tr. set to, apply. 
Mipttdun, ]pxadi —, -(jefproc^n, tr. 

speak to, address. 
9iif|irnf^, m. -(e)8, *'c, claim; in — 

nel^men, claim. 
anftfinbig, adJ. respectable, proper, 

suitable, decent. 
anftarren, sep. tr. stare at, gaze on. 
OltftCffeti, sep. tr. infect. 
anftellrtt, sep. tr. appoint, employ, ar- 

range; Institute; set on foot; refi. 

assume a position, behave ; pretend ; 

set about. 



Xnftellitiig, /. w, appointment, Situa- 
tion, 
anftiereu, sep. tr. stare at. 
anftimiiteii, sep. tr. strike up {a tune)^ 

begin singing. 
■ attfihreitgen, sep. tr. strain, exert. 
onHofeit, picl — , -defio^en, tr. come 

in contact, touch ; clink (g/asses). 
Anteil, m. S, -t, share, interest. 
Xittin^ien, n. -%, Antioch, capital of 

Syria on the Orontes. 
Xittlt^, n. -^i, -e, face, countenance. 
Vittrag, m. -9, "c oflfer, proposal. 
antreten, trat — , -getreten, tr. enter 

upon; Start for; begin; set out on 

{ajourney). 
Xtttloort, /. w. ans wer. 
anttIPOrteil, tr. {dat. of person^ also 

wiih auf and acc.) answer, respond 

to. 
antoianbeln, sep, tr. come upon, come 

over ; seize, befall. 
antoie^en, tr. blow upon or against. 
anloefenb, adJ. present ; bie ^ntvefen» 

ben, the Company. 
Sltt^a^I,/. number. 
9(tt^etf^en, n. -9, — , sign, mark. 
anmieten, jcß — , -geaogen, tr. draw 

on, put on ; intr. \., approach, begin 

(Service) f enter (upon an <rffice). 
an^ie^enb, part. adj. attractive, inter- 

esting. 
%>tittOr ^' -d, ^t, attire, dress, clothes ; 

approach. 
an^finben, sep. tr. kindle, light. 
«<pfel, tn. -«, ^, apple. 
9[polba, n. -%, city on the lim in 

Saxe-Weimar. 
9l|lpettt^ m. -3, appetite. [F.] 
Xprif Ofenbaum, m. -§, H, apricot-tree. 
arabiff^, adj. Arabic, Arabian. 
Xrbett,/. -w. work, labor. 
ar'beiten, intr. or tr. ^., work, study. 
Arbeiter, m. -^, — , laborer. 
9rbeUdbe«tel, m, -d, — , work-bag. 



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«rteU^leif, adj, heated by work. 

flbriettitafi^, /. w. work-bag. 

wt%, adj. bad ; mischievous ; cunning ; 

deoeitful. 
&ger, m, -%, vexation, angier. 
irgerlUI, adJ. angry, ve^^ed. 
irfer», tr. annoy, tease ; make angry ; 

refi. be vexed, singry, put out. 
t(rgtiP9|N, M.-{e)d, suspidon, distrust, 

jealousy. [aTa(e) an</ loa^n, fancy.] 
•mi (firmer, ärmfi), adJ. poor, wretch- 

ed, unfortunate. 
«rm, m. -{t)%, -e, arm. 
Srwee^, /. w. army. [F.] 
imlillr adj. poor, miserable. 
9lnMlt, /. poverty. 
Smttt «iikerMtteii »on 9trli|tM(r 

in Swiss legend described as active 

in war of independenoe. p. io6. 
arrMigicrciir (r. arrange. [F.] 
Xrfcmit, m. S, arsenlc. [Z.., Gr.] 
fltet, /. w. kind, species ; manner, way, 

style. 
«rjt, m. -€#, *e, physician. [J/.Z.., 

Gr.] 
*f<|f f /• «'• ashes. 
•Ife'IfWr »»• -S/ -o'ren, assessor. 
Xfir »f. -e8, ^, branch, bough. 
XfhrfU'llr >«. w. astrologer. [Gr.] 
«teuer, (atelya')«.-^,-«, studio. [F.] 
fitem, m. -S, breath; in — galten, 

keep busy. 
atemlos, adj. breathless. 
«tem^ttg, m. -eS, 'e, breath; einen 

tiefen — t!)un, breathe deeply. 
atmen, inir. ^., breathe. 
9i1itm^, /. w. (ood. 
awl, a</z'. also, too, besides, likewise ; 

even ; »enn — , even if ; aßer »er, 

toaS, wie, too, ever (whoever, eU.) ; 

fo . . . au(ft, however. 
«itfeieit}, (-lents')/. w. audience, inter- 
view. 
<ttf , /r^/. tt/^ä </<?/. or acc. on, upon, 

at ; in view of, for ; toward, to ; — 



ba|, conj. that, in order that ; adv. 

up, upon, open ; used as sep. prefix. 
aMfictM^yrev, sep. tr. keep, preserve, 

guard. 
MftimkeM, banb —, -gebunben, tr. tie 

up, fasten. 
tllfllilfeil, sep. intr. look up, glance up. 
«MfireileH, bra<^ — , -^ebro^ften, tr. 

break open ; open ; intr. \., start, set 

out. 
HllfevtMft, m. -^, -e, stay, residence. 
auferlege«, sep. tr. impose, enjoin. 
anlftleM, fiel — , -gefallen, intr. f., 

strike {as stränge), astonish, impress. 
tll|falle«l, part. adj. striking, remark- 

able. 
MfHiegeN, flog — , -geflogen, intr. \., 

fly upwards. 
tiiffarbeni, sep.tr. summon, challenge. 
anffiUi^lt, sep. tr. erect ; perform, act ; 

conduct. 
aiifgekeii, gab — , -gegeben, tr. give 

up, deliver ; abandon ; propgse 

{task, guestion). 
HHfgel^e«, ging — , -gegangen, intr. f., 

go up ; rise ; open. 
anfgefUrt, part. adj. enlightened. 

[auffl&ren.] 
aufgreifen, griff — , -gegriffen, tr. take 

up, seize. 
aufllalteii, ^ielt — , -gehalten, tr. hold 

up, keep back, detain, stop. 
auf jungen, sep. tr. and intr. hang up, 

suspend. 
anfl^eften, ^ob — , -gehoben, tr. lift up, 

raise ; preserve, keep ; do away with, 

abolish. 
XHfl^eken, n. -%, fuss, ado. 
anffKifen» l^alf — , -geholfen, tr. help, 

Support, assist. 
anf^offett, sep. tr. put on one's back, 
anfl^ihreii, sep. intr. ^., stop, oease. 
anfl^ori^lt, sep. intr. listen intently. 
tlnfnirnng, /. w. explanation; en- 

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attftUlltettf sef. tr. unlatch. 
aufttid^ifeii, sep. fr. unbutton. 
anflebeit, sep. intr. f , revive, return to 

life. 
Xnildfltllg, /. w. Solution ; breaking up, 

dissolution. 
anfmaileit, sep. tr. open; refl. rise; 

set out, begin a joumey. 
aMfmaiient, sep. tr. build up or erect 

{a wall). 
anfmerffniit, adj. attentive. 
Xufilteirtfailtfeit, /. w. attention, con- 

sideration. 
atifnelliiteii, noL%m — , -genommen, tr. 

take up or in ; receive ; shelter. 
aitfo^ffni, sep. tr. sacrifice, offer. 
attflmlfctl, sep. intr. X^., attend, watch. 
an\pflitM^tn, sep. tr. set up, place. 
aitfralfeit, sep. tr. snatch up, collect; 

reß. rise quickly ; collect oneself. 
aitfr&umritr sep. tr. put in order, clear 

up {a rootn). 
anfreilm, rife— ,-fletijfcn, /r.tearopen. 
Hitfregitltfl, /. w. commotion, excite- 

ment, agitation. 
ünftttkvn, sep. tr. roll up ; unroll. 
aitfrilttelttr sep. tr. shake up, arouse. 
auf! = auf X>a%. 
anffdiaiieti, sep. intr. look up . 
attffi^tageit, jc^Iua — , -flejtilaftcn, tr. 

throw up or open, raise ; open, cast 

up {the eyes). 
atiffifiaeftett, fc^lo^ ~, -flejt^loffen, tr. 

unlock, disclose. 
auffl^eUen, sep. tr. cut open; intr. 

swagger, brag, exaggerate. 
auffdlreiiett, jd^iieb — , -flejt^iriebcn, tr. 

write down, note. 
anffdprrien, \^x\t —, -gejc^ricen, intr. 

cry out. 
auffc^m, fa^ —, -flcfe^cn, intr. \^., 

look up. 
anffe^eit, sep. tr. put on ; set up ; build. 
atttf^pringen, fproitfl — , -flefprutiflcn, 

intr. \., spring up; burst open. 



auffteifeil, sep. tr. stick or set up. 
auffit^eii, flanb — , -^ejlanbcit, intr. 

\., stand up, rise. 
aitfliretgeit, flieg — , -geflieflcn. intr. f., 

ascend, rise. 
aufftellett, sep. tr. set up, raise, erect. 
attfUttfteii, flieft —, -fle^often, tr. push 

or kick open. 
aiifftti^eit, sep. tr. seek (out), search 

for. 
Hilf trag r m. -eS, -"e, errand, order, 

commissign. 
aiiftreiteiir trieb — , -fletrieben, tr. 

raise, levy. 
unftreteit, trat —, -getreten, intr. f., 

Step f orth ; appear. 
SIttftritt, m. -4, -e, appearance, scene 

{of a play). 
attftpai|etl, sep. intr. \., wake up. 
IHnftiiatik, m. -(e)S/ expense ; suniptu- 

ousness, pomp. 
attftoarteit, intr. t)., wait upon, attend. 
auftverfen, »arf ~, -geiBorfen, tr. cast 

up, raise; refl. put oneself forward 

as; set up for {^ith oX% or |u) ; as- 

sume {an ojßce). 
anftniegett, »og —, -gewogen, tr. out- 

weigh, counterbalance. 
%n\ffi\ifyx}m%, f. w. note, memoran- 

dum. 
«itfitelieit, 30g — , -gebogen, tr. draw or 

pull up. 

Ättfiwg» »«• -<§/ -"e, procession, act (0/ 

a play). 
Xllge, n. -4, -en, eye. 
tCngenlbliif, m. -8, -e, twinkle; mo- 

ment. 
ougenlftCiffüi^, aä/. momentary, imme- 

diate ; adv. instantly. 
Sittgenf d^f in, m. -4, view; in — ne^i« 

men, take a view of. 
Slngenffl^mer^, m. -(e)§, -en, pain in 

the eye. 
^ng(etn, w. -§, — , eye. 
Vn'gnft, m. -§, August. 



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tiXi^f Prep, with dat. out, from, out of; 

because of; adv. out, forth; over, 

done ; used as sep. prefix. 
aiiibeffent, sep, tr, mend, repair. 
9[tti(tlbtttt8,/. education, culture. 
aiidbittni, bat —, -flcbetcn, tr, beg or 

ask for, request ; insist upon. 
aild(0(preit, sep, tr, bore, drilL 
aiidlireiteilf sep, tr, spread out, extend. 
audbrenttcn, brannte — , -gebrannt, 

intr, burn out, cease to burn. 
anibeliiieti, sep, tr, extend, stretch. 
Slttdbrilff, m, -{t)^, ^e, expression, 

phrase. 
audbrfifleii, sep. tr. express. 
an^einattber, adv, apart. 
attdeinanbergel^eit, j^/. m/r. separate, 

disperse. 
audeinanbertl^nK, j<r/. /r. t^at — , -^e= 

t^an, undo ; r^, separate. 
an^eittanbertreten, trat —, -getreten, 

sep, intr, f., separate. 
audfa^ren, ful^r— , -gefahren, intr, \., 

drive out. 
9Iit$f(ttll^t, /. H, escape, evasion. 
anSfragen, fragte — , -gefragt, tr, 

question, examine, sound {a person). 
an^fSL%x\\<i^, adj. extensive, detailed. 
au^fil^reii, sep. tr. carry out, execute. 
tludfft^ntng, /. w. execution, achieve- 

ment. 
audfätten, sep, tr. mi out ; fill up. 
XitiSgabe,/. tjo, expense, edition. 
9(ttdgan0r m. -ed, H, outcome, exit, 

result. 
andgeben, gab — , -gegeben, tr. give 

out, spend ; issue ; — für, give out 

as, pass for. 
ausgeben, ging — , -gegangen, intr, f., 

go out, set out. 
aiti^gelaffen, part, adj, unrestrained, 

extravagant. [auSlaffen.] 
an^gefto^ft, part, adj, stuifed. [aud= 

popfen.] 



att^gefm^t, pari, adj, choioe. [auS» 

fu(^n.] 
attdgetratfHCt, part, adj, dried up. 

[audtiorfnen.] 
«K^ge^rii^liet, part, adj, distiuguished, 

superior, exceptional. [auS^et^inen.] 
an^gielcii, go^ — , -flegoffen, sep, tr, 

pour out. 
aiiiS^alteitr ^iett — , -gehalten, intr, 

\., hold out, endure. 
Xndtomiitcit, n, -S, livelihood; com- 

petenoe ; accommodation. 
andfratfcn, sep. tr, Scratch out. 
att^UInbifli^, adj, outlandish, foreign. 
•xAXtL^vx, liefe — , -getaffen, tr. let or 

leave out, omit. 
unilcereiir sep, tr. empty, drain. 
anliefen, ta§ — , -^elefen, tr, finish 

reading, read through. 
atldldfllifllr sep. tr, put out, extinguish, 

efface. 
atii^maleit, sep, tr, ünish a picture ; de- 

pict ; describe {minutely), 
Hiii^na^iite, /. w, exception. 
anditelymeii, na^m — , -genommen, tr, 

take out ; remove, except ; reß, look, 

appear. 
andretfcn, sep, tr, reach out, extend. 
Httdreber/. w. evasion, excuse. 
audrif^ten, sep, tr, perform, execute. 
aitdrobett, sep, tr, root out, clear. 
atx^xüiitn, tr, root out. 
andrnfeti, rief — , -gerufen, tr. call 

out, proclaim. 
atti@rttl)etl, sep, intr, ^., rest {com- 

pletely)y repose. 
ani^ff^lagen, fd|tug — , -gefc^tagen, tr, 

refuse, reject. 
attdfi^UetUf^, adj, exclusive. 
au^fe^en, fa^ — , -gelegen, intr. look, 

appear. 
9lu|entiielt, /. outer world. 
attfer, prep, with dat. outside of, be- 

sides, except; — fi(i^, beside one- 

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iiitcr, adj. outer, external; baf 

^ulere^ exterior, appearance. 
aitlerbrm, adv, apart from that, be- 

sides, moreover. 
aNfcrl^allPr prep. with gen. outside of. 
iKlem, tr. utter, express. 
«KlcrorbctttUli^, adJ. extraordinary, 

remarkable ; adv. exoeedingly. 
ftttfcrfl, adv, very, extremely. 
an^fc^fii, sep. expose; postpone; 

reß, subject oneself. 
Xltdfifl|t,/. w. outlook, prospect, view. 
Vttdflinif^e, /. w, pronunciation. 

speak out, finish; utter, express; 

pronounoe, dedare. 
Xiidftattniig, /. w. dowry. 
an^ftei^eit, fta(^ — , -gefloc^n, tr. 

pierce, put out {ihe eyes), 
au^fleigeii, |ltc(j —, -öcjlieöen, intr. \., 

alight. 
attdftolen, jlie^ — , -(je|lo|cn, /r. drive 

out. 



andflreilett, j<?/. /r. stretch out. 
andflreiteit, sep. tr. scatter, sow; dis- 
seminata; disperse. 
an^fttd^eii, sep. tr. seek out, select, 

choose. 
att^ta^ejieiretir sep. tr. hang with tap- 

estry, to paper. 
aitdtriitfeitr tranf — , -^etrunfcn, tr. 

drink up, drain. 
Vn^loa^I, /. -w. choice. 
Slndloeg, m. -<8, -e, way (out), es- 

cape. 
au^lpeitbiQ, adj. out ward, by heart. 
audloifi^cit, sep. tr. wipe (out). 
an^ieidlnen, sep. tr. distinguish. 
«n^Sielicn, jofl -— , -«eaoßcn, /r. draw 

out, pull of ; undress; intr. \., with- 

draw, march out. 
Slceniergr »». -S, ör ^jenflu^, a moun- 

tain rising perpendicularly from the 

east shore of Lake Luoeme, in the 

Canton of Uri. 



» 



9af^r m. -ti, ^t, brook. 
9üdtnfttti^, m. -^, -t, blow or tap on 

the cheek. 
)8«b, n. -ei, ^x, bath. 
Oagbabr n. -9, Bagdad, city on the 

Tigris in Turkey,seat of the Caliphs 

(762-1258). 
^MfnUamtt(t)f m. infl. as adj. rail- 

way offidal. 
Oft^nfpof , m. -ti, H, railway Station. 
9atfn^u^f m. -^§,. ^, railway train. 
ittlb, adv. soon ; balb . . . balb^ now 

. . . now. 
9ünhf n. -eS/ -^, band, bond ; m. pl. 

H, volume ; -"er, ribbon, string. 
^an^t, adj. (bänfler, bänflfl, also 

banger, bangfi), anxious, afraid. 

[from be-angc (= enge).] 



San!,/. H, bench. 

9ant(e)roü', m. -{t)i, -t, insolvency, 

bankruptcy. [Ital. bancorotto.] 
Sottfrottie'rer, m. -S, —, bankrupt. 
Sannf ürftrr, m. -%, — , forester of the 

reservation. 
Saitner, or Sane'r, 3o^ann, (1596- 

1641), an able Swedish General in 

the Thirty Years* War. 
9ftr, m. w. bear. 
8ar(aroffa, m. -d, Barbarossa, Ital. 

form of Rotbart, Red Beard, applied 

to the Emperor Frederick the First, 

pp. 102-105. 
8ariielr^ m. -%, —, barber. 
earenberg, m. -%, Cutter am —, near 

Wolfenbüttel, scene of Tilly's victory 

over Christian IV, Aug. 26, 1626. 



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Ikirt, m, -e8, 'e, beard. 
Ikirt^Mfier, m. -%, — , barber. 
99^i*,f. w. bastions. [O. F. bastie.] 
IklH, m. -eS, -e, dwelling, building, 

structure; cultivation. 
Ikitiaiiffitetr m. -8, 'e, builder's esti- 

mate. 
i«tteil, tr. build ; cultivate (iand), 
f^umt, m, -S or -n, -n, peasant, 

farmer. 
StMCr, m. or n. -9, — , cage, bower. 
)8anentlP9lt, n. -ei, peasantry. 
9ünm, m. -es, 'e, tree. 
lOaitmfliinMPf , m. -t9, H, stump. 
OiMmi^CK, n. -%, — , small tree. 
OttMmcifler, m. -%, —, builder, archi- 

tect. 
Iklttmff^ttteit, m. -%, ~, shade of a tree. 
Ikmmflafe, /. w. ; -jlafcn, m. -«, — , 

tnink of a tree. 
OMmflaiiuiir m. -(e)8, 'e» tree-tmnk. 
IkiHiitllttnMPf r m, -eS, 'e. tree^tump. 
Vkittmioitrsel, /. w. root of a tree. 
Oalyeni, n. -8, Bavaria. 
ial|(e)rifi|, adj\ Bavarian. 
%t', insep. preßx. It gives to tr. 

and intr. verbs an intensive sense ; 

changes itUr. verbs to /r. by virtue 

of the prefix. 
iearicitfil, tr, elaborate ; treat ; thrash. 
Ofaitfflfl|ti0tttt8r/. v). inspection, con- 

trol. 
Beieilr intr, \^., tremble. 
Qci|cr, ni.-%, — , goblet, beaker. \M, 

L. iMcarium.] 
icbmten, w. refl. thank ; decline. 
iekanertt, tr, regret ; pity. 
(cbCffeit, tr. Cover. 
»ckenten, beba(^te, bebac^t, ^w con- 

sider ; provide for ; refl, deliberate. 
Vebent^eit, /. w. time for refiection. 
lebcittctlr tr. mean, signify ; portend. 
icbctttcnb, /ar/. <7^'. significant, im- 

portant; considerable. 
bcbeittfatit, <z<^'. significant. 



icMcbe'MCll, /r. adom with a diadem, 

crown. 
icbieiieil, tr, serve, wait upon. 
0eMciitf(r), m. «M/f. as adj, servant. 
Oebtafttllfl,/. IC. condition, stipulation, 

terms. 
iebriiigeii, /r. press, oppress ; distress. 
feelrlMgt, pari, adj, pressed, crowded ; 

distresaed. 
iebirfm, beburfte, beburft, intr. ^., 

{with gen.) or /r. need, require. 
fklftyfni«, «. -<ff)e«, -<|f)e, need, 

want. 
kttittm, refl, hasten. 
iefaffcil, tr, grasp ; contain ; refl. con- 

oem or occupy oneself with. 
Qcfel^If m, -%, -e, command. 
>rfc|leM, befaM# befohlen, tr. and 

iWr. (dat.) commend; command, 

Order. 
iffcftiQen, tr, establish ; fortify. 
iefcfHgt, part. adj. fortified. 
icfinbett, befanb, befunben, refl, find 

oneself, be ; ji^ iDol^l — , be well. 
Ocfillbe«, n. -9, State of health. 
ieflNblUlr o^'. to be found ; situated. 
ief^Igeilf tr. foUow, obey, comply with. 
befreien, tr. liberate, deliver. 
Oefreinngr/. w, liberation. 
befriebiflen, tr. satisfy ; gratify. 
9efrieb{gttn0, /. w. contentment, satis- 

faction; reward. 
beftkrt^ten, tr. fear, 
begeben, beoab, begeben, refl, betake 

oneself; happen. 
begegnen, intr, f {dat.) also tr. meet. 
begel^en, beging, begangen, tr, per- 
form ; oelebrate ; commit {a foUy^ 

crime). 
begef^ren, tr, desire, demand. 
begeistern, ir. inspire, animate. 
begeistert, part. adj. inspired, enthusi- 

astic. 
begierig, adj. desirous, eager; cove- 

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Bcgittttcti, beoann, besonnen, tr. begin. 
Üegleitett, tr. accompany. 
Segleitet, m, -§, — , companion. 
OegleUcHlt, /. tc. (female) companion. 
iegraliettr bearub, beoroben, /r. bury. 
iegrenjettr /r. bound, border. 
icgrcifettr beflriff, begriffen, /r. grasp ; 

understand, comprehend. 
begriff, m, -eS, -t, notion ; conception ; 

im -e fein, be on the point of, about 

(to do something.) 
begrftletir tr, greet. [©ruft.] 
BegünfHgen, tr, favor. [@unß.] 
ie^dgeil, intr, 1^. {dat,\ please, satisfy ; 

imp, (dat,) like. 
ie^agUd^r adj, comfortable. 
(cl^alteti, behielt, bel)alten, tr. keep, 

retain. 
httfütttn, intr, ^., used ivith bei, in, 

and auf, </a/. persist in, adhere to. 
iel^anlPtett, /r. maintain, assert. 
Skliattfititg» /. tr. abode. 
beljier^ergett, tr, lodge, shelter, enter- 

tain. 
belSiftten, tr, guard, preserve. 
bel^lltfam, adj, guarded, caref ul. 
Bei, Prep, with dat,^ loc. at, by, near ; 

among, witli, about; in connection 

with ; at the house of ; aside ; caus. 

in consequence of ; temp. by, in, on, 

upon ; cuiv, and sep,prefix^ by, near. 
beibrittgeitr brachte — , -ßebrad&t, tr, 

produce, adduce, give, administer. 
ieib, -er, -e, -eS, adj, both {orig,pl,, 

laier with sing, forms), 
bctberfeitig, adj, of or on both sides, 

common, mutual. \gen, beiber« 

feit(eH-8.] 
Oetfall, m, -d, assent. 
beifällig, adj, approving. 
beilinfig, cuij. by the way, incidental ; 

adv, in passing. 
(eint = bei bem. 
öeiti, n. -S, -e, bone, leg ; SBeine in bie 

$anb nehmen, depart, set out, hasten. 



beinahe, adv, almost, nearly. 
9ein!leiber, n. pl, trousers. 
beifantntett, adv. together. 
beifeite, adv. aside. 
beifet^ett, sep. tr. place near ; bury. 
Oeif^iel, m. -8, -e, example. 
teilen, bift, Qebiffen, tr. bite. 
beiftelpeti, jlanb — , -gepanben, tr. 

stand by, support. 
htXwxxtXt part. adj. known, well known, 

acquainted, familiär ; used substan- 

tively, acquaintance. [befennen.] 
betlagett, tr. bemoan. 
betommeit, belam, belommen, tr. get, 

receive. 
betftmment, tr. trouble ; reß. {with um 

and acc.) concern oneself. [Hum« 

mer.] 
befftmmert, part. adj. anxious. 
belagern, tr. besiege. [Sager, camp.] 
Selagemng, /. w. siege. 
belftftigen, tr. trouble, annoy. [Safl, 

bürden.] 
belanfd^en, tr. listen to, overhear. 
belegen, tr. overlay, cover; engage a 

seat; impose, inflict (mit). 
beleibigen, tr. insult. 
belieben, tr. like, choose ; — Sie, 

please; intr. ^., {dat.^ please, like. 
beliebt, part. adj. favorite. 
betten, intr. ^., bark, bay. 
beluben, tr, praise. 
9e(t, m. -(e)3, -t, «trait, passage; the 

entire Baltic Sea. ^er @rofte unb ber 

kleine $. are two straits leading to 

the Baltic Sea, the former between 

the Islands of Fünen and Seeland, 

the latter on the west, between Fünen 

and Schleswig. 
belügen, belog, betogen, tr. teil {sotne 

one) a lie ; deceive. 
bemädltigen, refl. {gen.) take posses- 

sion of, seize. 
bemeiftent, refi, {with gen,), seize. 



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(CMCffniy /r« obflerve, notioCi Dote, re- 

mark. 
iCMilai, refi. take pains, try. 
9eMi|mf , /. tv. endeavor, effort. 
9cac|Mni, n. -8, conduct, manner. 
(eaettoiiapert, adj. enviabfe. 
icmit^, /r. use, employ, avail oneself 

of. 
^•^«ItCM, tr. observe, watch, eye. 
9c0(M|t«M§f /. vf, Observation. 
%UißMM, adj, comfortable, convenient. 
ftei|Mwni, riß. conform, adapt, submit 

to. 
8eflie«lU|feU,/. v. comfort, conven- 

ienoe. 
WvCiltiit, pari. adj. entitled ; justified. 

Oerei^tioeit.] 
icreit, adj. ready, piepared, at band. 
fterdtew, tr. make ready, prepare. \E. 

leady.] 
icrcitd, /u/f. already. 
9cr§, m. -e9, -e, mountain. 
irrgANfr a^z'. up the hill or moun- 
tain. 
ictgnir barg, gebotflen, /r. hide. 
VergedMI^^r /• «^- hillside, slope. 
Serif«, ».-3, Berlin, capital of Prussia 

and of the Empire of Germany, on 

the river Spree. 
Skrliiicr, m. -^, — , Citizen of Berlin. 
9eni|<rb, m. -% (1604-1639), Duke 

of Saxe-Weimar. A brilliant gen- 

eral on the Protestant side in the 

Thirty Years' War. 
ieritfeii, berief, berufen, tr. call, sum- 

mon. 
(erttlligeil, tr. quiet, calm; refl. be- 

come quiet, compose oneself. 
ieml^igt, /^r/. adj. quiet, composed. 
ierftljireit, tr. touch ; mention. 
fkrfil^itg,/. w. touch, contact. 
IkMunOf / ^- garrison. 
ieff^Aftigen, tr. employ, occupy ; refl. 

be occupied, engaged ; — mit, busy 

oneself with. 



tkfiHfHf t»/. v. empk>yment, occo- 

pation, pursuit. 
»cf<|(i>«ir ^'- modest, disoeet. [Okl 

form iÄ part. from v. bef leiben.] 
ief^rate«, tr. bestow upon, present 

one with (mit). 
Bcfi|cr«at» /• «'* giving ; distribution 

{of Christmas gifis) ; eine ff^dne — , 

a pretty business. 
iefd^irweii, tr. protect. 
Ief<|l<8cn» bef(((ug, befi^Iagen, tr. shoe 

{a horse). 

keff|Iie|eii, bef(((o|, befi^Ioffen, tr. 
conclude, finish; decide, determine 
upon. 

fkf<|tat» m. -<ff)e8, *<ff)e, end, con- 
clusion ; decree, canon. 

teff^riatt, part. adj. narrow, limited, 
small. [bef^irfinlen.] 

»efi|rei(eR, befi^rteb, bef (^rieben, tr. 
describe. 

fkfdiMttigKtig,/. w. accusation, charge. 

>efl|Mcn, tr. protect, defend. 

ieff^lverUl^, adj. burdensome, trouble- 
some, inconvenient ; einem — faOen, 
inconvenience, be a bürden to one. 

ieff^tiPiiltiieii, tr. allay, appease. 

%t\€ilim^vkt bef^mor, befc^moren, tr. 
confirm by oath ; con jure. 

kefcefeilr tr. inspire, animate. [spect. 

icfelyen, befaf), befe^en, tr. look at, in- 

\t\t%tyi, tr. set ; adorn ; occupy, garri- 
son ; fill {an office) ; engage. 

iefiegen, tr. conquer. 

iefinnen, befonn, befonnen, refl. con- 
sider, reflect ; recollect, bethink one- 
self ; anberS — , reconsider, change 
one's mind; ji(^ eineS Seffern — , 
think better of. 

Oefii;, m. -ed, -e, possession. 

Bcfit^eit, befa§, befejfen, tr. possess, 

9ef{<fttng,/. TV. possession. [have. 

befonbcrr attrib. adj. special, particu- 
lar; peculiar; separate; singular, 
Strange. 



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(efditkerdf adv. espedally ; in particu- 

lar. 
beforgeit, tr, care for, attend to, exe- 

cute ; forward (letters) ; prepare, pro- 

cure. 
(cforgUll, adj, apprehensive, solici- 

tous. 
befmrgt./ar/. adj, (um, für, or toegen), 

anxious, solicitous (for). 
(cffrr {compar, of gut), adj. and adv. 

better. \Cf, comp. adv. \i{x^ in fQr= 

ba|]. 
beft {superl. ^gut), best. 
iit^üvAif part, adj, dust-covered ; from 

befiauben, intr, become dusty. 
iefteifcitr ^* stick around; garnish, 

adorn. 
U^tfitn, \>t^ax(b, bepanben, intr. ^., 

persist in (auf) ; — auS, consist of ; 

tr. withstand, endure; pass exami- 

nation. 
ieftenen, tr, arrange, order, appoint. 
üffHntntenr tr. destine; appoint, fix, 

determine, identify. 
(eftimntt, part. adj. definite, fixed, de- 

termined. 
(f ftOfl^etlr part. adj. bribed ; from \)z= 

fie(^en. 
iefhrafeit, tr, punish. 
icfhreuen, tr, bestrew, besprinkle. 
Sefttd^r m. -e8, -e, visit; Company, 

visitors. 
iefttdieitr tr, visit, call. 
(etfinÜeitr /r. deafen, stun. 
^titn, intr, \^., pray. 
(etrai^teit, /r. look upon, survey ; con- 

sider. 
Vetrad^tnng, /. w, Observation, reflec- 

tion. 
(etteffeit, betrof, betroffen, tr, befall; 

concern. 
^tixtitn, betrat, betreten, tr. tread 

upon ; enter upon {a career^ stage), 
ietretetlr part, ad;, disconcerted, con- 

fused. 



betroffen, /dt/-/", adj, Struck; puzzled, 

disconcerted ; from betreffen. 
9etrltger, m. -%, — , deceiver. 
^it, n. -eä, -en, bed. 
»ettettittb, n, -eS, -tx, beggar child. 
betteln, intr. %. (um), beg. 
Oettelftab, ««. -%, h, beggar's staff. 
9ettletr m. -^, — , beggar, mendicant. 
9ett(erinr/. w, beggar woman. 
»ettniäff^e,/.bed-linen. 
beugen y tr, or reß, bend, bow (to, dat., 

before, tjor) ; submit. 
Ventel, m, -%, — , purse. 
betior, conj. before. 
bewail^en, tr, watch, guard. 
belna^ren, tr. keep, preserve; guard, 

Protect ; @ott bema^re ! God forbid 

{avert). 
belegen r tr. or reß. move, stir. 
Setoegnng, /. w. motion, movement ; 

emotion ; com motion. 
betoegnng^Io^, adj. motionless. 
»etpeid, m. -(f)eä, -(f)e, proof, evi- 

dence. 
bemeifen, bewies, bemiefen, tr, show; 

prove. 
betotHtgen, tr, grant, conoede. 
bewirten, tr, entertain, treat. 
bemofpnen, tr, inhabit. 
bemunbem, tr. admire. 
beja^Ien, tr. pay {a pers,)^ pay for 

{a thing) ; also with dat, of pers, 

and acc, of thing, 
ee^alflnng,/. payment. 
be^anbemb, part, adj, charming, fasci- 

nating. 
bejeif^nen, tr, mark, indicate, charac- 

terize. 
be5eicll^nettb, part, adj, significant. 
Ve^te^ung,/. w, relation, respect. 
S^ibelmort, n, -ed, -e, scriptural word. 

[SBibel, Gr,, L. biblia.] 
»ibllotlie!',/. xe'. library. [Gr.] 
biegen, bog, gebogen, tr. and intr, ^., 

bend. 



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8ieiie,/. w. bee. 

Wer, n -eS, -e, beer. 

Oicrfeibcl, m. -%, — , beer mug {N.G,) 

glass. [@eibe(, L. situla, measure^ 
liieten, bot, geboten, tr. offer, bid. 
8igamie',/. bigamy. [Gr.] 
Oitt, n. -eS, -er, form, Image ; picture, 

painting, portrait, representation, 

scene. 
Mlben, tr. form, shape ; cultivate, train. 
Oilkttng, /. «'. training, education, 

culture. 
»tttef (/r. bil-yet), «. -c«, -«, or -te, 

ticket. [F.] 
iilligerloctfe, adv. {gen.) in justice, 

fairly ; reasonably {o/frice). 
binden, ban^, flebunben, tr. bind, tie, 

fasten. 
Oittbfaben, m. -$, ', thread, string. 
»fr!e, /. w. birch (tree). 
Oirrenftamm, m. -9, n. trunk of a 

birch (tree). 
W^^ Prep, {of time and place) with acc. 

tili, until ; to, as far as ; {pf quan- 

tity)^ about, nearly ; conj. tili, until. 

Oftcn combined with other preposi- 

tions as biS an, ouf, ju, etc., also 

with bafe. 
Sifd^of, m. -§, "e, bishop. [Gr. epis- 

kopos.] 
(ii^erig, adj. previous. 
Oif l^eit, n. -4, —, morsel, bit ; mouth- 

ful; bifl^eil, adJ. indecl. and adv. 

ein iifdlen, a little. [St^, bite.] 
Sitte, /. w. entreaty, request. 
bitten, bat, gebeten, tr. beg, request, 

ask ; invite ; bitte, please. 
bitter, adj. bitter, [beiden.] 
blamieren, tr. make ridiculous; refl. 

make oneself ridiculous, make a fool 

of oneself. \F. blämer.] 
blan!, adj. bright, shining. [blin!en.] 
b(at (biaffer and blaffer, blfiffefi and 

blaffefl), adj pale. 
btatgetb, adj. pale yellow. 



9Utt, n. -^%, ^r, blade, leaf, sheet. 
Stiittf^n, n. -9, — , leaflet. 
blittem, tr. turn the leaves. 
bUtterreilt, adj. rieh in leaves, thickly- 
bton, adj. blue. [leaved. 

9Can, n. -t% ; bad Slaue {dtcl. as 

adj.) blue, azure. 
UtonAnglein, n. -8, blue eyes. 
OUnen, n. -d, blueness. 
blanfeiben, adj. of blue silk. 
9U^iM!$\t\, f. w. tin box. 
Olef^trom^ete, /. w. tin trumpet. 
StedlmarenfabrilMt, m. w. manufac- 

turer of tin-ware. 
bleiben, blieb, geblieben, intr. f., stay, 

remain, continue, be left ; ftelb^n — , 

stop ; front be-(tben ; E. leave. 
bleifll, adj. pale. [prig. shining, Slitf .] 
»leiftift, m. -{t)%, -e, (lead)-pencil. 
Bliif , m. -%, -e, look, glance ; glimpse. 
bliften, intr. 1^., look, glanoe. 
SUnblieit,/. blindness. 
blinjetn, intr. %., blink. 
öü<j, m. -t%, -e, lightning, flash. [fr. 

»lid.] 
bti^en, intr. flash, sparkle. 
b(o9, adj. naked, bare; mere; adv. 

barely; only; merely. 
Stdfe,/. nakedness. 
blfi^en, intr. \^., bloom, flourish. 
blftl^enb, part. adj. flourishing. 
9(nme,/. w. flower. 
Olnntenbeet, n. -e§, -e, flower-bed. 
Otnmenftoff , m. -%, ^, plant ; flower 

Support. 
fdiütt,f. w. blow, blossem. 
binten, intr. ^., bleed. 
bintig, adj. bloody. 
©Olf , m. -«§, ^, billy goat, bück. 
Soifd^om, n. -ed, ^r, goat's hörn, 

buck's hom. 
Ooben, m. -d, -", bottom; ground; 

earth, soll ; floor, garret. 
S^ogen, »».-§, — , bow, arch ; sheet {of 

fafer). 



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90geitfei»ilC, /. w, bow-string. 

Sogenfitrang, m. (e)§, 'e, bow-string. 

9dl|ilteit, n. -%, Bohemia. 

(dlimifdir adj. Bohemian. 

9om6e, /. w. bomb. [/^.] 

9iirb, »». ~c3, -e, border, board ; über 

— , overboard. 
Omni, m, -%, -tpoet.for S9runnen. 
©drfe,/. w. purse. [M.Z^. bursa.] 
idd(e), adj, bad, wicked ; angry. 
Iv0d||«ft, du^'. wicked, mischievous. 
9iid^eitr /. 7c. malice ; wickedness. 
iüdUdlr <M^'. malicious. 
Satn^il, /. w. botany. [Gr.] 
90tttttifier'Ia^fel, /. w, botanist's col- 

lecting-case. [Itapfel, L, Capsula, 

9ote, m. Te>. messenger, [bieten]. 
9atff^af t, /. zc. news ; message. 
9oiliaotl, n. -%, {/>r, as in F.), city in 

Belgian Luxemburg, with castle of 

Godfrey of B., p. 102. 
9rilltt>, m. -eS, *C/ fire ; conflagration. 
iranbettiurgifi^, ad/, of Brandenburg, 

a Prussian province in North Ger- 

m3My\used subsiantively^ ». district 

of Brandenburg. 
Srattbfd^a^tttlg, /. w. assessment {lev- 

ied on a conquered town) ; extor- 

tion. \pbs, Sranbjd&a^, indemnity 

against üre.] 
9ratii)ifel, m. -%, ^, baked apple. 
Vraten, m, -%, — , roast, roast meat. 
9ratfill|e, /. w. viol. 
Vrattf^, m. -^, H, custom. 
Brand^en, tr. use ; need. 
ftrami, o^j^'. brown. 
(raititgeflefft, /tart. adj. flecked with 

brown. [fleden.] 
bratffeit, intr. ))., roar, bluster. 
irattfenb, pari. adj. blustering, impet- 

uous; rushing. 
Srautr /. H, betrothed, bride. 
Srautgeioanb, n. -e8, ^r {or H), bri- 

dal gown. 



Vrftlttigiim, m. -d, -t, betrothed (man), 

bridegroom. [gen. of Staut/ and 

flam, man = E. groom.] 
fdxütxipaat, n. -{t)^, -t, bridal pair. 
Snmtfkaat, m. -(e)d, -en, bridal attire. 
brao {^r. braf), adj. good, excellent ; 

brave. [/^.] 
brei^ti, brad^, oebro(^en, /r. break, 

(break) open (a letter). 
breit, adj. broad, wide; wide-spread- 

ing; extended. 
breitfiftig, adj. with broad branches. 
9teitenfetb, n. -3, piain near Leipzig 

where Gustavus Adolphus- defeated 

Tilly (Sept. 7, 1 631), and Torstenson 

the Imperialists (Nov. 2, 1642), and 

the Allies Napoleon (Oct. 16-19, 

1813). 
Bremen, n. -§, Bremen, commercial 

city on the Weser. 
bretineit, brannte, gebrannt, //•. or in^r. 

burn. 
fdttit, n. -e3, -er, board ; shelf. 
Ortef, tn. -eä, -e, document; letter. 

[L. brevis, sAori writing.'] 
Srteftafil^e, /. w. letter-case, p>ocket- 

book. 
SriOe, /. w. spectacles. 
brittgett, brachte, gebracht, //-. bring, 

get. 
»rot, n. -€§, -e {or ^e), bread, loaf. 
9rüffe, /. w. bridge. 
»ruber, m. -§, ^, brother. • 
brftberlidl, adj. fraternal. 
• 9ru^e, /. w. gravy, broth. 
»rittiegg or »runeif , n. -g, a castle in 

Aargau, south of Brugg, the seat of 

Gessler. 
brünett', adj. brünette. [F.] 
»rttttiteti, m. -%, — , well, fountain. 
»rttnnett, n. -%, Brunnen, on the east- 

ern shore of Lake Lucerne, in 

Schwyz. 
»ruft, /. H, breast, ehest. 
bntlieln, intr. \^., sizzle. 



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OltiiCr tn. w, boy, urchin; knave, 

rascal. 
e«d|, m. -c8, Hx, book. [!Bu<6«, cf. 

E, beech.] 
ew^lüi^er, m. -i, —, bookbinder. 
Sudle, /. w, beech tree. 
9Hl^eit)0<(kttlig,/. 7<;. beech forest. 
9ftd|crfraiit, m. -e9, 'e, bookish rub- 

bish. 
9fti^rff|r«it!, m, -t%, "t, book-case. 
9ftf^tilinit, m, -%, tr, book-worm. 
9Kl4fint(c), m, w. chaffinch. 
9iif|fe,/. zt;. musket ; rifle. 
9lll4fttbe, m. -n%, -\\, letter, character. 
VttdilQeiiengrfttfc,/. buckwheat flour. 
9ttlfel, M. -8, — , hump ; stoop. 
bfttfCN, reß, bow, stoop. 
INitflinflr m.-9,-e, bow. 
9lt(0tricil, n. -4, Bulgaria. 
Ottnb, ;{. -(e)d, -e, bunch, pack; m. 



pl. "t, band, tie; league, allianoe, 

confederation. 
9ttllbc(, m. -^, —/bündle. 
Inttt, adj, colored, gay. 
Slftrbc,/. zc>. bürden, load. [bäten.] 
Hiirg,/. tc>. Castle, dtadel. 
8ttrgc(n, n. -%, hamlet on the Schächen 

in Uri, the birthplace of Wilhelm 

Teil. 
Sttrger, m, -^, — , Citizen, burger. 
9ir0etnteifter, m. ~d, — , burgomaster. 
9ttrggr«>etir m. -S, — , castle-moat. 
Snrfl^e), m. w, {pL also -e)» fellow, 

lad; Student. [^. bursae, purse\ 

siipend.'] 
tftrfteil, tr, brush. [Sorfie, bristle.] 
Ollfl^, m. -eS, H, bush ; thicket, copse. 
9lt|e, /. 7t;. fine, penalty. 
Sittter, /. butter. [L. butyrum.] 
Snttcrfenuncl, /. w. buttered rolL 



€ 



Cni<«^ftg'iier)»ro)ifeitr m. -8» — , Cham- 
pagne cork. [Z''.] 

fmaxtiX'ttXf m. -%, -e, character. [Gr,] 

Hfiatü'ht {^ = sh), /. w. charade. 

l^armaiit' (d^ = sh), aäj. charming. [F.] 

&lt^xuh, m. -8, -e, or -im, clierub. 

€lpor, m. -5, -e. or "e, chorus, choir. 

Sl^rtfl, m. zc*. Christian. 

(S^riftenlpett,/. Christendom. 

S^tifteittnm, ». -S, Christianity. 

(Slirifttinb, m. -ed, Christ-child, Infant 
Christ. 

ei^tflttltbleilt, n. -%, Christ-child. 

fJ^HfUif^, adj, Christian. 

Slpriftltd, I«. gen. Christi, dat.^ abl. 
Christo, acc. Christum; voc. C briste, 
Christ, with the art. uninfl. 

(Sigav'rettbam^f, m. -eS, -e, cigar 
smoke. \F, cigarre, Span, cigarro.] 



€igarrrnf)»i4;c, /. zo. cigar-tip ; cigar- 

holder. 
(Sigarreiitiiff^e, /. w. cigar-case. 
Cllermoitt or Clermont-Ferrand, «. -ö, 

capital of the French dep. Puy de 

Dome, where the first Crusade was 

decided upon (1095). 
C^oitfiüitm, n. -^, -a, or -t\\, Council; 

advice; warning. [^L."] 
corrigteren, tr. correct. 
(SoilHrfc, f.w. wing, side-scene {of a 

theater). [F.] 
(£ott|P(% n. -%, compartment in a rail- 

road car. \F.\ 
Soitrage {pr. as in P.\f. courage. 
Sottfllt'f^ett, n. -%, —, little Cousin. 

{F., L.] 
Gdnfi'tte,/. w. female cousin. 



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3) 



bc, adv, there, then, where; conj. 

when, as, since, hence, in that case ; 

used occaswnally as sep. prefix (bar). 
bckci', adv. there at, near it, by, present ; 

therewith, in connection with it, at 

the same time ; thereby, by it ; besides ; 

t^ ifl nichts babei, it is of no conse- 

quence. \also ba^et, when the X>q. 

is emphatic. All the Compound ad- 

verbs may recewe the stress on the 

first syllable -when the demonstrath'e 

or relative element is to bc made 

prominent^ 
babei't leiben, blieb —, -gebüeben, 

intr. \,, persist in, adhere to; eS 

bleibt babet, it is settled. 
Xad|, n. -es, Hx, roof. \Cf. E. thatch.] 
^$!bwi^, adv. through or by it ; there- 

for, in return ; by that means. 
bage'gen, adv. on the contrary. 
hü*%ttßt\tVL, pari, from ba fein. 
bn^eint', adv. at home. 
ba^er', adv. hence, therefore, for that 

reason; along, away; sep. prefix^ 

meaning along. 
bal^er'tommeit, lam —, -gefornmen, 

intr. \., come along. 
balier^flprengeii, intr. f , gallop away. 
ba^itt', adv. thither, there, thereto, that 

way, away ; gone, over, past ; along 

on ; used as sep. prefix^ meaning 

along. 
ba^inetn^ adv. in there. 
baljiiti'fal^reit, fu^r — , -flefo^ren, intr. 

go or drive along. 
baMn'flteoen, flog — , -flefloflen, intr. \., 

fly or hasten away, fly thither. 
baiyiit'fle^eit, ßing — , -flCflanflen, intr. 

f.; go thither, walk along. 
bal^iü'fhreifeitr tr. stretch out. 
bttlyin'terr adv. behind that, behind. 
ba'lyinttttteri adv, down there. 



btt'mtlig, adj. of that time, then. 
ba'mald, adv. at that time, then. 

[mal is added pleonastically in such 

combinations ; cf. bomo(9, aber^ 

mald.] 
^ame, / w. lady. [F.] 
bamit', adv. therewith, with that, by 

that ; bantit gut, there's an end of it. 
bamif, conj. that, in order that. 
bämmerige, adj. twilight ; dim, cloudy ; 

fig. dreamy. 
Xämmernng^yC w. twilight, gloaming. 
Xam^f , m. -eS, ^e, vapor, steam ; mist. 
bfntt^fen, intr. \., steam, fume ; tr. emit 

dense smoke. 
banai^', adv. after it or that, thereafter ; 

accordingly. 
bane'ben, adv. by the side, near; be- 
sides. 
SJtnemtrf, n.-l., Denmark. 
Saitlr m. -e8, thanks. 
banfb«r, adj. thankful, grateful. 
Sattfbarfeit,/ gratitude. 
buttfett, intr. % (dat. o/person), thank ; 

also = berbanlen, owe. 
banit» adv. then ; in that case. 
bannen, adv. t)on — , thence. 
bar = ba, used in Compounds. [C/. 

taxan, barauS.] 
baran', adv. thereon, thereat ; in it, in 

that ; to it. 
baran^gelpen, ginfl — , -geflanaen, intr. 

f., go about; begin work; colloq. fall 

to. 
baranf^, adv. thereupon, thereon ; to or 

in it or that, to it; to that; there- 
after, afterwards. 
buranf'fegen, sep. tr. lay thereon, lay 

down. 
barand', adv. therefrom, out of or from 

that, thence ; by reason of it. 
bar^bieten, bot — , -fleboten, tr, offer. 



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^MXtW or %tt\m, adv. therein ; in addi- 

tion to ; fil^ — flKbm, adapt oneself 

to, submit. 
fe<rciit'ff|atie«, sep. tr. look into, gaze 

into. 
b«rf, See bürfen. 

ktrm', adv. therein, in it or that. 
ktrtN'itfii and brimiCN, a^z/. therein, 

within. 
ka?na4'==bana((. 
baroli', a^z/. = on that account. 
bmrflrlleii, sep, tr. display; expose; 

represent. 
burft'beii, adv. over there, opposite. 
b«rfi^ler, adv. over it <^ that ; on ac- 
count of that, at that ; beyond that, 

more, above ; during, in the mean- 

time. 
banuii', adv, around it or that ; con- 

cerning that; for that reason 

therefore. 
bantn'ter, a^r.under it «^rthat ; among 

them. 
bad, n. def. art. the ; demons. pron. 

that ; rel, pron. which, that. 
Xa'fein, ». -3. presence; existence. 
bafelbfl^, adv, there, in that place. 
ba|r <^onj. that, in order that ; ni(^t ba^^ 

not that, lest. 
badfelbe, see berjelbe. 
ba'ftel^rii, |lanb— , -flcfianbcn, intr. (>., 

stand there ; stand forth. 
baiteni, intr. l)., last, continue. 
banerttb, part. adj. lasting, permanent. 
bauent, tr, impers. grieve; eS bauert 

mic^, I am sorry for it. 
babon', adv. thereof, therefrom ; of that 

or it ; f rom that or it. 
babott'iagen, sep. tr. drive off or away : 

intr. \,, drive or gallop away. 
baboit'fommeti, fam — , -gefommen, 

intr. \., come away: get off, escape. 
bajit', adv. thereto, to it or that; for it 

or that ; besides, moreover ; in con- 

nection with. 



b«|liiff^'ra, <idv. between or among. 
b<ii9ifi|^e«treteii, trat — , -iietteten, 

intr. f., Step between, intervene. 
2)cift, /. w. Cover ; ceiling. 
2)Cffe(, m, -S, — , cover, lid. 
bctfcil, tr. Cover, hide ; lay (a table). 
Xcgc«, m. -%, — , sword. \F. dague, 

dagger.] 
be^iim, tr. extend, Stretch, prolong; 

refl. extend, protract. 
befll -er, -e, -eS, per s. pron. thy, thine. 
^t9lr«ti0lt^ /. UK decoration : soenery 

{in a theater). [F.] 
Xc'miit, /. humility. 
bcwiktig, adJ. humble. 
bemfttigeii, tr. humble, humiliate. 
bcnteitr badete, gebadet, intr. \^., think; 

with gen. or an and acc. think of, 

call to mind, remember; with auf 

and acc. consider, contemplate; tr. 

think; refl. dat. or acc, imagine, 

fancy. 
bctm, conj. for, then, than ; adv. then. 
bfitnoit, adv, but, yet, notwithstanding. 
Tbti9t'\6l^, f. w. dispatch, telegram. 

[F.] 
ber, bie, t^%, def. art. the; demons. 

pron. the, this; rcl, pron, who, 

which, that. 
bergl(i'd|eii, indecl.^ adj. such, the like, 

the like of which. \orig, gcn.pl.\ 
bcr^irnige, bie'jeniae, baS'jenige, 

demons, pron. the or that one. 
bcriei, indecl. adj. such, of that kind, 

that sort. \gen. ber lei, "sort.''] 
berfelbc, biefelbe, badfelbe, adj. the 

same; demons, pron. the same; he, 

she, it. 
bettliei((e)r culv. meanwhile; conj. 

while. {adv. gen. of time.] 
berjeit, adv. at that time, at present. 

[gen. of time.] 
ht^ttüib, adv. therefore, on this account. 

[beä+^alb, gen. of cause.] 



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keflt0, adv. so much, so much the more ; 

je meljr . . . befio . . . {with comp.). 

[fr. gen. b€8 + instrum. diu = 

more by this.] 
beiMCgen, adv, on that account, there" 

fore. [bcS+»eflen]. 
^citf|teti, beu(^te, gebeud^t, tr.^ or intr, 

(wii/i dat.); im/ers. seem, appear. 
bellten, m/r. I^., point out, Interpret. 
hentlid^, adj. clear, distinct. 
XeutffI, n. m^^<:/. or ha% ^eutfc^e, 

German (language). 
hentidf, adj. German; used substan- 

tively^ (a) German. 
!^etltfl^(<mb, n, -^, Germany. 
bif^t, adj. tight, dense, thick; adv, 

with Prep, close to, close by. 
bid^tbelaulitr /ar/. adj. densely leaved, 

with thick foliage. [belauben]. 
Mf^te«, tr. compose; inir. (auf) med- 

itate on, devise. 
JM^ittf m. -%, —, poet. 
bilff adj. thick, stout, fat. 
ble, See ber. 
Siele, /. w. plank ; flooring ; entrance 

hall. 
bietien, intr. l|. (</<?/.), serve. 
Xiener, w/. -S, — , servant. 
Xienfl, ;«. -eS, -t, service; einem |u 

-en fein, be at one's service. 
Sienftmäbdlen, n. -%, — , maid-servant. 
bie^r, -t, -eä ör bie§, demons. pron. 

this, the latter; from ber and the 

particle -fe to which the term. has 

been added. 
biedmat, adv. for the moment, for the 

present, this time. \acc. of noun.] 
Xietenborf or 9leubictenborf, n. -8, a 

village between Erfurt and Gotha. 
Xbig, n, -eS, -e, thing, matter, afifair. 
btafleti, bang, gebungen, a/so w. tr. 

bargain, hire. 
bidfuHe^reit, tr. discuss. [F. discuter] 
birett, adj. direct. [L.] 
btö)»ilHereii, tr. dispute, argue. [F.] 



boi|, conj. but, yet, however, neverthe- 

less ; adv. surely, indeed, I suppose ; 

aßer negative questions^ jres, but I 

do ; with imp. do, pray. 
Xottar, m. -8, -o'ren, doctor. 
Xull^r m, -(e)8, -e, dagger, poniard. 

ISI.\ 
Sontii, /. Danube. 
Xonner, m. -d, thunder. 
Xottner^«!!, m. -8, thunder peaL 
bannem, intr. \^., thunder. 
:Soiiiier9ta0, m. -8, -<, Thursday. 

[Donar's (Thor's) day.] 
Xoititertpettetr n. thunder storm ; used 

as interj. [thunder I] 
bo|l)»eIt, adj. double, twice. [ F. double.] 
^•rf , «. -e8, "er, village. 
Xdrfi^, n. -8, — , hamlet. 
Som, m, -(e)8, -e, and -<n <ör ^er), 

thorn, thom bush. 
XomeKieife, /. w. thom hedge. 
Xom8efhrfi^^(e)r /i. -e8, brier thicket. 
Xomrü^f^n, ft. -8, brier rose. 
burt, adv. there, yonder. 
bort^er, adv. from there. 
b0rti|ittr a^z;. thither. 
bortfte^enb, /ar/. adj. standing there. 

[ße^en.] 

^^\^t /• ^- box ; snuff box. 

brau, see baran. 

Xrailg, m. -(e)8, pressure, Impulse; 

throng. 
brftngetlr tr. press, throng, crowd ; reß. 

force one's way ; intr. press, crowd ; 

urge, hurry. 
braut, see barauf . 
branleit, adv. without, outside, out of 

doors. [bar, au^n,/r. au8.] 
bre^en, tr. tum, twist; refl. turn, re> 

volve. 
brei, num. three. 
breierlei, indecl. adj. of three kinds. 

\^from lei, obs. "sort'*]. 
breifaH^, adj. threefold. 
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SreiflMtg, m, -%, "t, harmonic triad, 

chord. 
%ttimß\(t)f adv. three times, thrioe, 

\acc»pL used adv.\ 

breinfc^cii, fa^ — , -o^f«^«"/ '»'''• ^./ 

look, appear. 
bnifig, num. thirty. 
tltt\\\'^tt, m. -8, —, man of thirty 

years, or in the thirties. 
Sreifigetiii,/. w. woman in the thirties. 
breitmbkrriftig, num. thirty-three. 
brri^c^n, num. thirteen. 
brei^elhit-er, -e, -cS, ««i«. adj. 

thirteenth. 
bri«, j^^ barin. 
briMgen, brang, oebrutiflen, /«/r. f., 

rush (in), penetrate, force a way (in) ; 

ir. urge, force ; — in, urge upon. 
briilgcilb, pari. adj. pressing, urgent, 
brinnen, adv. within. [barinnen.] 
britt -er, -«, -eö, num. adj. third. 
britten«, adv. thirdly. 
br^letlr intr. ^. (^a/.), threaten. 
Xro^niig, /. T('. threat 
broKig, adj. droU, funny. 
2)roff^te,/. V. drosky, hackney carriage. 

\Russian.\ 
Xroffel, /. w. thrush. 
brftbnt, a//t'. over there, beyond. 
brübetr j^^ barüber. 
brNtfcii, tr. print. [3)ru(!.] 
brfilfen, tr. press, oppress. [^nid.] 
britm, See barum. 
bmittrr, see barunter. 

blt, //. i^r, fers. fron. thou. 

Xttft, m. -(e)§, "e, odor, fragrance; 

vapor. 
bufteit, intr. \^., exhale, be fragrant. 
bit(beiir ir. bear, endure, suffer. 
btttitm [bfimmer or biimmer, bfimm(e)fi 

or bumm(e)fi], adj. stupid, foolish. 
XummfoiPf , m. -es, 't, blockhead. 
bltltfel, adj. dark. 
^unfet, n. -%, darkness. 
Xutl!el|cit, /. darkness. 



bKlitellt, intr. ^., darken, grow dark. 
bteteK, intr. {dai.) w. seem, appear; 

tr. im/ers. ed büntt mid^, or m\äi 

bunft, methinks, it seems to me; 

re/l. fancy oneself . 
bftmi, adj. thin, slender. 
hut^, prep. wiih acc. through ; used as 

sep. or insep. prefix. 
bnrii^CKd', o^v.throughout, thoroughly, 

quite ; at any rate, absolutely, posi- 

tively. 
bKri^^riiigni, sep. intr. brang — , -«e» 

brungen, get through, penetrate; 

pervade ; prevail ; insep. intr. burc^s 

brinVn» -branß', -brun'flcn, pene- 
trate, permeate. 
bMri^brill'gCMb, part. adj. penetrating. 
bMn^iKan^er, adv. confusedly, pell- 

mell. 
bvrH^llie'gcii, buT((fIog^ burt^flo^gen, 

insep. tr. fly through; run over, 

read hastily. 
b«n^'f&f|teil, sep. tr. carry through, 

carry into effect. 
bttrc^'ge^ciir sep. intr. f. ging — , -ges 

gangen, go through, penetrate; run 

away ; pass {of laws) ; tr. wear out ; 

go through {peruse books) \ go over 

{accounts). 
bmril^'Toiiiiiten, fam — , -gelommen, 

m/r. f., come through; recover; suc- 

ceed. 
bnril^^iitiifiterii, sep. tr. examine. 
bnrf^'nftffeiir insep. tr. wet through, 

drench, soak. 
bnrdi'fele«, sep. intr. fa^ — , -gelegen, 

look through ; tr. look over, examine, 

peruse, revise. 
bltrdi'fif^tigr adj. transparent, 
burdifihret'feii (alsoburt^^ilreifen), insep. 

tr. roam through, go over, ramble 

through. 
bnril'tdtteil, tr. sep. also insep. sound 

through ; insep. resound. 
btiri|tpan'br(ii, insep. tr. walk through. 



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bltnl^tVAIt^ent, insep. tr, wander 

through, traverse. 
iNirdltPCi'f^eit, tr. insep. (also sep.)^ soak 

through, drench. 
bnrf^^tt'ffen, insep. tr, fiash or thrill 

through. 
bftrftit, burfte, jjeburft, intr. !>. (modal 

auxiliary), have permission, be al- 

lowed, may ; venture. 



Mn;(e), <tdj, dry, parched. 

Jtilrre,/. drought. 

tTltrfl, m. -es, thirst. 

bftfter, a<^'. gloomy, dusky, sad. 

Sv^etik, ». -3, -«, dozen. 

Itt^mbtoeife, o^/v. by the dozen. 



®>*(<)r / w. ebb, low tide. 

(iett, adj. even, smooth; ^zt/z'. just, 

even, precisely ; for that very reason ; 

just now ; wUh pronouns eben ber= 

felbe, eben biefer, that very one. 
cbcnfiilli, adv. likewise. [eben(en) 

cbenfo, adv. just so; ebenfo . . . tute/ 

just as. 
(Sbro, m. -d, a river in northeastern 

Spain, ilowing into the Mediterra- 

nean. 
t^if adJ. genuine, real, true. 
(Ulfe, /. w. Corner, [cf. E. edge.] 
t%ti, cJj. noble, generous ; precious. 
@b(e(r), m. infl. as adj. noble, noble- 

man ; //. nobility. 
(Sbelfttafte, m. w. page. 
CSbelfiteittf m. -t%, -e, precious stone, 

jewel. 
C^bcffa, n. a city in northern Mesopo- 

tamia, on the Euphrates. 
&^tr, n. a city of northern Bohemia, 

in the city hall of which Wallenstein 

was murdered, Feb. 25, 1634 (/. 118). 
ti^t, conj. before, ere; adv. former ly, 

sooner, rather. 
(Sl|e, f, w. marriage. 
d^cbent, adv. before, formerly [fr. adv. 

S and dat. of comp, bem . ] 
S^egattc, m. w. husband. 
i&ltiltxt, m. husband ; lord. 



el^HMlig, adJ. former. 

e^emali, adv. formerly. [fr. e mäles, 

adv. gen. of time]. 
C^^e|iaar, «. -eS, -e, married couple. 
e^er {compar. of el^e), adv. sooner, 

rather. 
S^eflnnb, m. -(e)§, state of marriage. 
cl^rbar, adf. honorable ; chaste. 
atfttff. w. honor. 
cl^rcitr tr. honor. 

(Sl^retitreit5, n. -eS, -c, cross of honor. 
S^rettmanti, »i.-eS, ^er, man of honor. 
ell^rerliieti0, adJ. respectful, reverential. 
ei^rerbietnng, /. homage. 
S^rfnrdlt, /. veneration, reverence; 

awe. 
<Sl|tgeta, m. -e§, ambition. 
el^irlid^, adJ. honest, honorable, fair. 
i&%xiU^U\i, f. honesty, integrity. 
ei, interj. why, indeed. 
ei, n. -%, -er, egg. 
(Sic^e, /. w. oak. 
eifl^eti, adJ. of oak, oaken. 
Sid|eittiff^, m. -«§; -«, oak table. 
<Sid|f A^fdienr «. -§, — , squirrel. 
eib, m. -«8, -e, oath. 
C^iber, /. a river forming the boundary 

between the Schleswig and Holstein, 

flowing into the North Sea. 
(Sibedife, /. w. lizard. 
(Eibgettoff(e), m. w. confederate 
(Sifer, m. -§, zeal, passion. 



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CHfcrfMi^t, /. jealousy. 

ciferffti^tig, adj. jealous. 

^Wt» adj' z<»lous, earnest, eager. 

eigCll, adj. cwn; peculiar, stränge; 

eigaifl, inmost. \cf.ß. own.] 
eigOMÜlltig, adj. arbitrary. 
elf mtliil, adj. proper, actual, real ; 

adv. really. [session. 

digeiit«», n. -e§ *er, property, pos- 
t\%tmt9mliäif adj. stränge, peculiar. 
^EilCr/. haste. [haste. 

eile«, intr. }^. or\., hasten ; refl. make 
eilig, adj. hasty, speedy. 
CiN, indef. ari. a, an ; numcral^ einet/ 

eine, einS, one ; /ron. one (us^d sub- 

stantively). In the dat. and acc. it 

may supply the missing forms of 

man. 
eiN, adv. in, into ; used as sep. accented 

preßx. 
etN<nber, indef. pron.^ indecl. {dat. or 

acc^ one another; with ft(( reß. or 

recip. 
eitttiegeit, bog — , -gebogen, tr. bend 

or turn in. 
eillftilbeit, sep. tr. {tuith refl. pron. in 

dat.) imagine, fancy. 
eiN^riiigeiir brad^te — , -gebrai^t, bring 

in; yield, profit; n)ieber — / make 

up (time). 
einbremfeiir tr. and intr. apply the 

brakes ; slow up. [Sremfe, brake.] 
eiNbimmeii, tr. restrain. [i:)amm, bar- 

rier.] 
eittkringen, brang — , -gebrungen, intr. 

f., enter by force, penetrate. 
eiltbringlid^r adj. penetrating ; urgent ; 

forcible. 
(SiMhtud, m.-e^, ^e, impression. 
eiitbrilffeit, sep. tr. press in, impress; 

crush. 
einftd^r adj. Single, simple. 
einfaKen, fiel — , -gefaUen, intr. f., 

fall in; Interrupt; witA dat.ofper- 

fony come to mind, occur ; chime in. 



eiMfinatg, adj. uniform, monotonous. 
et«fi|reH, sep. tr. lead in, introduce. 
ei«M*belM, sep. tr. purchase, obtain by 

barter. 
ei»§e|K«r ging — , -gegangen/ intr. f., 

go in ; arrive ; cease ; accede to. (auf 

acc.) ; tr. conclude, contract. 
t\w!l^'müt\^\tttXL, sep. intr. f., march 

along. 
eiM|p0leil, sep. tr. go and get ; fetch ; 

obtain; overtake; make up {lost 

time). 
ei«i§, -er, -e, -ei, indef. pron. some, 

several, any ; adj. united. 
(Sinigteit, /. unity, concord. 
eiHtftMfeM, sep. tr. purchase. 
eiatelfreii, sep. intr. f., stop, put up {at 

an inn). 
eixtertem, sep. tr. imprison. 
eivfleMMeil, sep. tr. pinch in, squeeze. 
eitttebeti, lub — , -geloben, tr. invite. 
eiNUffen, liefe — , -getaffen, tr. let in ; 

admit ; reß. with mit, deal with, en- 

gage in. 
ein'mal, adv. once, one time ; auf — , 

all at once, suddenly ; no4) — , once 

more. 
einmal', adv. once upon a time, for- 

merly; fut. some day, some time; 

just ; nicftt — , not even. 
einmütig, adj. with one mind, unani- 

mous. 
(Sinnalyme, /. w. proceeds, receipts ; in- 

come; capture. 
einnefpmen, na^m — , -genommen, tr. 

take in ; occupy, take possession of , 

capture. 
einrannten, sep. tr. furnish {a room)\ 

give up (to), concede ; yield. 
einriditen, sep. tr. arrange. 
Ginridltnng, /. w. arrangement, regula- 

tion; establishment. 
eind, n. See ein. 

einfam, adj. lonely ; solitary ; alone. 
einff^enten, sep. tr. pour in ; fiU up. 



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einfflinrett, sep. tr. put in harness. 
einfi^lafcK, jc^licf —, -flef^lafen, intr. 

\., fall asleep. 
einfl^IagCtt, intr. f., turn out well, 

sucoeed. 
cittfdjiritllMifctt, intr. \., shrink in, shriv- 

el, contract. 
ctttfel^ett, fa^ — , -flefe^en, se/>. tr. per- 

ceive, examine. 
eillfct^eit, sep. tr. put in ; pledge, stake ; 

appoint. 
(Sitifil^t./insight. 
(Steficblrr, m. -d, — , hermit. [obs. 

sedel, seat^ 
Clinfieklertit, /. w. hermitess. 
einfitifleiir fang — , a^funoen, tr. sing 

to sleep. 
tJM^, adv. once ; some day, some time. 
etttftClftn, sep. tr. put in ; put in one's 

pocket. 
cinfteifleii, picfl — , -(jeflieöen, intr. f., 

Step in, enter (a train) ; Cin^eigfll, 

all on board. [cide. 

eiltflimiliritr sep. intr. \i^., join in ; coin- 
ebttcit^eitr sep. tr. dance to sleep. 
eitt'tdtltfir <^j' uniform, monotonous. 
eitt'trif^tig, adj. harmonious, peacable. 
eUitragcti, trua — / -ijetraflen, tr. enter 

{an account) ; yield. 
eintreffen r traf — , -getroffen, intr. \., 

arrive ; happen, be f ulfilled. 
eintretenr trat — , -getreten, intr. f., 

Step in, enter. 
(Eintritt, m. -^, -t, entrance, admis- 

sion ; beim Eintritt, bn entering. 
QHnHerfkftttbntö, n. -<ff)e§, -(ff)e, agiee- 

ment, understanding ; accord. 
einmeifienr sep. tr. initiate, receive {into 

an Order) \ consecrate. \pbs. adj. 

tt)ei^, holy. 
einttiegenr w. sep. tr. rock to sleep. 
einmiOigen, sep. intr. ^., consent, 

agree to (in). 
QHntvinignng,/. w. consent. 
QHnlPOlMlC^r m- -d/ — / inhabitant. 



einnittv^ltt, sep. intr. \., take root, be- 

come rooted. 
einzeln, adj. single, isolated, individ- 

ual ; adv. singly, in detail, 
ein^ielien, 300 —, -gcjoflen, tr. draw 

in ; collect ; confiscate ; intr. f., enter, 

march in. 
'i*Sigr adj. only, single. 
(HttSttgf *n. -el, H, entry, entrance. 
(R5, n. -eS, ice. 
(Sifen, n. -45, — , iron. 
Sifenail^, n. -§, city in Saxe Weimar, 

with the Castle of tbe Wartburg. 
(Sifenia(rncott|le^ n. -%, -ö, compart- 

ment of a railway rarriage. 
Q^ifengUtetr «• -8/ — , iron grating; 

lattice. [@itter, cog. Gatter.] 
CHfenfitMge,/. w. iron rod. 
eifern, adj. of iron. 
(SIenk, n. -S, misery; exile. \prig. 

eli-lenti.] 
elenb, adj. miserable, wretched. 
etemenf , n. -(e)S, -t, element, rudi- 

ments. [Z..] 
@(e|ifant, m. w. elephant. [Z,.] 
elf, num. eleven. 
elfenbeinern, adj^ of ivory. 
elf^nnbert, adj. eleven hundred. 
elft, -er, -e, eS, <?r^. num. eleventh. 
(SItem (»<> sing.)f pl. parents. \.adj. 

alt.] 
em^-, unaccented preßxj see ent-. 
(SnM»fiing', w. -4, reception. 
empfangen, empfina, empfangen, tr. 

receive, welcome. 
enM»fel|len, empfal^I, empfohlen, tr. 

commend ; reß. take leave. 
enM»finben, empfanb, empfunben, tr. 

feel, experience. 
CNipfinblid|tett, /. sensitiveness, sensi- 

bility; irritability. 
em^or', adv. upward, aloft; used as 

sep. preßx. 
enM»d^renb, part. adj. shocking, revolt- 

ing. [empören.] 



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e«MP0r^fl<t4enif sep, intr. %., w, flutter 

or fly up. [lift up. 

c»M»0v^lic(eitr ^ob — , -ije^obcn, tr. 
eQM»0V^fd|aitcii, sep. intr. %., look up. 
cnMiorie^en, fa^, -flefeljen, /r. look 

up. 
eQM»or^fihrSitlieii, sep. reß. rüffle; stand 

on end ; struggle upward. 
enMPoraielyeii, 30g —, -«ejoflen, /r. draw 

up or forth ; raise. 
einfis, a^'. industrious, active. 
(Snbe, n. -«, -n, end; aim; am — , 

finally, at last. 
Cltbctlr tr. and m/r. end. 
enklidi, /u/v. iinally, at last. 
^S(Or <^^'* narrow, tight. 
CNoel, I«. -S, — , angeL [Gr.] 
eitt», insep. unaccented pre^x^ tnean- 

ing against, forth, away, out of ; Sep- 
aration, deprivation; negation; in-. 
mttelnrfitr tr. or intr. {gen.) do with- 

out ; dispense with. 
tnthVifttn, tr. bare, uncover. 
etttircttnen, entbrannte; entbrannt, 

intr. \., kindk, take fire, bum. 
entbeifeit, tr. discover, detect, reveaL 
(Stttbeifttitgr /• ^> discovery, disclosure 
ciiterftett, /r. disinherit. [Srbe.] 
entfattcH, entfiel, entfaüen, intr. f., 

drop from {one's memory) ; escape. 
etttfenten, insep. tr. remove ; reß. with- 

draw, depart. 
entfernt, part. adj. distant, far. 
(JNtfenittn0,/. w. distance. 
entfftl^ren, tr. carry off, abduct. 
entgegen, Prep, with dat. preceding, 

against, towards, to meet ; used also 

as separable preßxj with dat. of the 

indirect object. 
entgegengehen, ginfl —, -geflonflen, 

sep. intr. \., go to meet, encounter. 
entgegenljialten, ^iett— , -gelialten, sep. 

tr. hold towards ; oppose. 
entgegenlnieln, sep. intr. \^., {dat) re- 

joice, exult ; hail with joy. 



entgegen(0wweii, lam — , -gefommen, 

intr. \., {dat.) come to meet, respond. 
entgegenrnfen, rief — , -gerufen, sep. 

intr. call to. 
entgegenfn^togen, f(^(ug — , -gefd^Iagen, 

tKtr. I)., beat or throb towards. 
entgegenfihreitenr sep. tr. stretch toward, 

extend. 
entgegentragen, trug — , -getrogen, tr. 

carry toward. 
entgegentreten, trot — , -getreten, tr. 

advance toward, oppose. 
entgegnen {dat.)^ intr. meet, oppose ; — 
auf {acc.)j reply to ; tr. rejoin, retort. 
entgelten, entging, entgangen, intr. f., 

get away, escape. 
enthalten, enthielt, enti^alten, tr. con- 

tain ; reß. refrain (from) ; forbear. 
entfonunen, enttarn, enttommen, intr. 

f., {dat^ get off, escape. 
entlang', adv. along, with acc. of ex- 
tent ; prep.^ acc. and gen. along. [in 
lanc] 
cntinrtien, tr. unmask. [Sart>e.] 
entlaffen, entliefe, entlaffen, tr. dismiss, 

discharge. 
entlegen, adj. remote, distant. 
entUften, tr. entice, draw (from). 
entretfen, entrife, entriffen, tr. snatch 

or tear away, wrest. 
entrennen, entrannte, entrannt, intr. 

I . , escape. 

entfdpabigen, tr. compensate; — für, 

make amends for; refl. recompense 

for. ' [decide. 

entfd^eiben, entic^ieb, entf(^ieben, tr. 

entf fliehen, part adj. decided, deter- 

mined ; resolute, positive. 
entf4|lie|en, entfc^Iofe, entji^Ioffen, reß. 

resolve, determine. 
entfflidiffen, part. adj. determined. 
Qhttfd|(n6, m. -<ff)e8, "(|f)€, resolution, 

decision. 
entff^nlbtgen, tr. excuse, pardon ; reß. 
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(Sfttff^tttkigttng,/. w, excuse, apology ; 

um — bitten, beg pardon, apologize. 
(Slttfe^eit, n. terror, horror, amazement. 
mtfe^till^, adj. terrible, horrible, shock- 

ing. 
vxt^t%t», entjianb/ entflanben, intr. ]., 

arise, originate. 
entfreigett, entjltcfl, cntjltcflen, intr. f., 

rise from, come forth (from). 
eMtftellni, tr. disfigure, distort. 
nttloaffiieii, tr. disarm. [Saffe.] 
eKttocbet « • • tlhttt conj. either . . . or. 
mtipeif^it, enttDtc^, entiotil^n, intr. \., 

disappear ; run away, abscond. 
ent^irl^eM, cntjofl, entjogcn, tr. with- 

draw {dat. ofpers) ; nfi, with gen. 
Cllta<ff(<^r tr. decipher. \P. chiffre.] 
cttt^ttifetir tr. transport, charm. 
etit^lQCi, adv. in two. [in jtDei.] 
tx^ pers.pron. he. 
tX'f insep. preßx, expressing origin, 

transition, completion, intensity, at- 

tainment. 
(Sriarmeii, n. -%, pity, compassion. 
crbüinnitiigiSloS, adJ. ruthless, merci- 

less. 
üxfktf n. -§, — , inheritance. 
eriritteit, tr. take as booty, capture. 
crHeten, erbot, erboten, re/l. offer. 
nhÜttUf erbat, erbeten, tr: request; 

induce by entreaty, persuade. 
iSxhitmhf n. -^9, -t, hereditary land. 
ttftliütn, tr. catch sight of, discern. 
(Srlftfll^af t, /. w. inheritance. 
@¥ifeit{ititnge, /. w. pea-stock, support. 
Grbielieit, n. -4, — , earthquake. 
(Srbiecreitff^lag, m. -8, *e, strawberry 

enclosure, bed. 
Ofr^ieerenfttf^etir m.-§, hunt for straw- 

berries. 
Gr^^eeren^eitr/. w. strawberry time. 
iStht, /. w. earth, ground. ; auf ßrben, 

w. dat. fem. on earth. 
crbenreitr erbac^te, erbatet, tr. devise, 

contrive, 



erbCKHif^f adJ. imaginable, conoeivable. 
(Srkreif^r n. -(e)d, the earth; ground, 

soiL 
tx^vXkvx, tr. suffer, endure. 
eteifem, r<^. fly into a passion (über, 

acc.) 
crfclpteitr erfuhr, erfal^ren, tr, experi- 

ence, learn. 
(Srfalmttg, /. w. experience. 
etfaffftt, tr. grasp, comprehend. 
crfliibcti, eifanb, erfunben, tr. invent, 

contrive. 
Sr^nber, m. -S, — , inventor. 
erfolgen, intr. f., foUow (from), result. 
erfolglos, adJ. unsuccessful, withoüt 

result. 
erforfdieiir tr. inquire into, investigate. 
erf retten, tr. rejoice, gladden; reß. 

{gen. or über and acc.) enjoy. 
erfrettltfl^, adJ. enjoyable, agreeable. 
(Srfrifdittttg, /. w. refreshment. 
erfttnen,/r. fill; fumi. 
(SrfftUnng,/. fulfilment. 
Srfnrtr «. -S, city in Saxe- Weimar, a 

former university town, where Lu- 
ther studied. 
ergeben, ergab, ergeben, deliver; reß, 

submit; devote; result. 
ergeben, pari. adj. devoted, attached. 
(Srgcbnid, «. -(ff)e8, -(|f)e, result. 
ergel^en, erging, ergangen, intr. f., go 

forth, fare. 
ergeben, see ergoßen. 
ergdt^en, tr. please, gratify, delight; 

reß. be delighted {ixn. or mit). \pbs. 

geffen, forget.] 
ergd4|lifl|, adj. delightful. 
ergreifen, ergriff, ergriffen, tr. seize, 

take up ; adopt {measures) ; ßg. em- 

brace ; bie &(u(t)t —, take to flight. 
ergrimmen, intr. f., grow furious ; er= 

grimmt, infuriated. 
ergriinben, tr. fathom, search out. 
erl^aben, adj. exalted, grand, sublime. 

\pbs.part. of eti^eben.] 



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crliltctt, tx\},vi\i, erhalten, /r. reoeive ; 

keep, preserve. 
rricieii, erl)ob, erhoben, tr. lift up, 

raise; reß. rise, arise; rise against 

(gegen). 
ermm, insep. tr. heat, excite ; reß. be- 

come heated, inoensed ; pari. tx\i\%\, 

hot, flushed. 
er^ilim, tr. raise, elevate; advanoe, 

increase. 
er|ifcilr reß. rest, recover. 
(fr||0lH»tireife, /. w. pleasure trip. 
eriNScrttr tr. remind; — an, remind 

of; reß. {gen. or an "with acc.) re- 

member. 
(Fric«, or (Sri'ca,/. heath, Erica. 
(^mieniKg, /. w. remembrance, mem- 

ory. 
ertesveii, ernannte, erlannt, tr. per- 

ceive, recognize, acknowledge ; admit 

as credit for (fttr); ju — geben» make 

known, suggest ; r^. represent one- 

self. 
erfiefe«, erfor, erloren, tr. choose, 

elect. 
etil Aren, tr. explain, declare. 
9r((ftriiit0, /. w. explanation. 
erfletteni, tr. climb up, asoend. 
crtranrcNr intr. \., fall ill. 
ertttnbigeilr w. reß. inquire, ask for 

(na(||). [Aunbe.] 
erfttnflclnr -w. tr. feign, affect. [j^unfi.] 
erlauiics, tr. permit ; {dat. of fers) 

reß. take the liberty. 
@r(aii(itid, /. -(ff)e, permission. 
erleben, tr. live to see, experience. 
erletben, erlitt, erlitten, tr. suffer, un. 

dergo. 
(Srlengelittffl^r n. -ed, -e, alder thicket. 
(SrfeNfiinig {or er(l5ntg), king of the 

elves. 
erlend^tcn, tr. illuminate. 
erldfdies, ertof(^, erlof(^n, intr. f., go 

out, be extinguished. 
erUfen, tr. deliver, redeem. [Io8, free.] 



ChrM«lg(e)(MMg, /. want, failure, de- 
fault 
9xmtMiat%, f. weariness, exhaustion. 

[matt.] 
ermcffeN, erma|, ermeffen, tr. measure, 

estimate, judge. 
crMWlen, tr. murder. 
(frmirbmig,/. w. murder. 
ermi^Nr tr. weary. [mflbe.] 
ermüdet, pari. adj. tired, weary, ex* 

hausted. 
(frwMttMg, /. weariness, exhaustion. 
eniS^reH, tr. nourish, feed, support. 
cmeseni, tr. renew. 
entickrigen, tr. lower, degrade; r^. 

humiliate, condescend. [nieber.] 
Snill, m. -ed, earnest, seriousness. 
cnifl, adJ. earnest, grave, serious. 
enift^ft, adj. earnest, serious. 
croleni, tr. capture, overcome. [ober.] 
cr|ircffcSr tr. extort 
9r|»rcff«iig, / w. extortion. 
C^rilKitftttig,/. w. refreshment, comfort. 
erraten, erriet, erraten, tr. guess; di- 

vine. 
erregen, tr. excite, arouse. [rege.] 
erreid^ftar, adJ. attainable. 
erreii^en, tr. reach, attain. [reii^n.] 
(Srrettnng,/. deliveranoe. [retten.] 
errid^ten, tr. erect, establish, found. 
errftteUr intr. f., blush. 
erfanfen (erfäuffl, erfäuft), erfoff, er= 

f offen, tr. coUoq. get drowned. 
erfi^affen, erfcftuf, erf(ftaffen, tr. create. 
erfd^atten, erfiott, erfd&oOen {also w.), 

intr. y, sound out, resound, ring, 
erff^einen, erfcftien, erfc^ienen, intr. ]., 

appear ; be published. 
erff^lagen, erf^Iug, erft^Iagen, tr. slay, 

kilL 
rrfdireifen (erfc^ridfll, erfiftridt), erfcftraf, 

erf(^ro(fen, intr. ]., be frightened; 

w, tr. frighten, startle. 
erfii^roifenr part. adj. terrified. 
erfe^en, tr. long for. 



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ttSti^n, tr. supply {the place), replace ; 

make up (for) ; indemnify. 
erflii«ni, erfann, erfonnen, tr. devise, 

contrive. 
erf^iftl^eii, tr. espy, spy out. 
crft, adv, first, previously; before an 

adv. only; not tili; = no(^, still; 

= bod^/ would that, if only ; all the 

more. {Superl, o/cf^e.) 
tvfk, -ex, -e, -t%, adj. first, Chief. 
erftutt, adj. dial. at first, in the be- 

ginning. 
erf^aitMeM, intr. f., be surprised, aston- 

ished at (über). 
Chrftauneiir n. -d, amazement. 
erftifftitr tr. or inir. \., smother, suffo- 

cate. 
erftfirmcti, tr. take by storm. 
rrtonetlr intr. \., sound forth, ring. 
crtragetir ertrug, ertragen, tr. bear; 

Support; endure. 
ertretftt, ertrat, ertreten, tr. tread or 

trample to death. 
ttWtiHttnt intr. f., awake, be roused. 
tt^tO^Stn (d^ like l), ermucl^d, ermat^» 

fen, intr, grrow up ; spring, proceed 

from (aus), [matftfen, E. wax.] 
Chrtvftgltitgr/. w. consideration. 
ertnä^Ie«, tr. choose. [mal)!.] 
rrlvartfit, /r. await ; expect. 
@ltt9iirtltltgr /. w. waiting, expecta- 

tion. 
ertoeifen, erwies, ertoiefen, tr. prove, 

demonstrate; render, bestow; reß. 

show oneself. 
rrtveitertir tr. extend, expand. 
ttmxUn, crmarb, erworben, tr. ac- 

quire, win. 



crtvtbenir insep. tr. retum; reply; 

requite. 
erai^lCN, tr. relate, teil [3ol)I.] 
Sr^illlltHfl, /. w. narration, account, 

tale. 
crAettge«, tr. beget, produce. 
eraiel^en, erjofl, erjogen, tr. bring up, 

educate, train. 
erjttmcii, /r. make angry, irritate; 

reß. grow angry at (Aber). 
e#, n.pers. pron. it ; expktive to intro- 

duce a sentence, there. 
®fel, w. -S, — , ass, donkey. 
«ll«r o§/ öefleffen, /r. eat. . [food. 
CHf^r »• -S/ eating; meal; dinner, 
(Stfl^ (//a/. Adige),/. a river of north- 

ern Italy rising in the Tyrol, and 

flowing into the Adriatic Sea. 
cttva, adv. somewhere; sometime; 

about, nearly ; possibly ; wiih pron. 

= ever, maS etwa, whatever. 
tt\ȟ9,pron. (indecl.) some, something; 

itidef. pron. any, a little, somewhat. 
euer, pers. pron. gen. of \\^x, of you ; 

poss. pron., your. 
(Silier/, w. owL 
Chtr0>ar n. -S, Europe. 
(Stiaitge'Ucitbiiill, ».-S, ^er, bookof the 

Gospels. [Gr., G.] 
etHtQ, a^'. eternal ; perpetual. 
CStl»igteitr /. w. eternity. [forever. 

etniglidir adj. eternal, continual ; adv. 
Q^Cemtielr n. -%, — , example. [L. 

exemplum.] 
^txßifiiax', n. -(e)S, -e, specimen: 

copy {pf a Book). [Z,.] 
C^Sftttfiott'r /. w. excursion. [Z.] 
cctrafein, adj, very fine. 



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9 



9«tfel, /. w. torch. 

fttfcfll, inir. \^., fUcker; waver, hesi- 

tate. 
9tt^K(r/> tv. flag, Standard. 
falrrtN, ful)r, flefa^ren, intr. \. or ^., 

drive ; go, proceed, fare ; in bie ^5^e 

— , Start up. \cf, E. fare.] 
f tl^Sk, pari, adj. wandering, v^;rant. 
9A|rntaHit, m. -«, ^r or -teute, ferry- 

man. 
%a^t^\a^, m. -ti, 'e, time table, 

railway guide. 
9t^tr /. w. journey. 
9^^t^n^f n. -es, -<, ship, buat. 
%^\i, n.-i,-i, fact, deed. {F.'\ 
9<Uc, m. tr. falcon. 
%Mmtx, m. -%, — , falconer. 
Sftidierei, / falconry. 
%aU, tn. -i, ^e, fall ; case. 
faKeHr fiel, gefallen, intr.]., fall; de- 

cline ; -laffen, drop. 
fSttCH, tr. make fall, felL 
falff^r a<^'. false. [L. falsus.] 
9«fff||l|cit, /. falsity, duplidty; false- 

hood. 
fattett, tr. fold. 
%tk\tttt m. -%, —, butterfly. 
Sfamilie, /. u\ family. \L. familia.] 
gf«miUeiileiieitr n. -^, family life. 
fantiCicnliicifc, adv. in f amilies, with 

their families. 
9atniUett$immer, n. -^, — , sitting 

room. 
fangen, fing, oefanoen, tr. catch, cap- 

ture. 
%üthtf /. w. color. 
fSrten, tr. color, dye. 
farbig r aä/. colored. 
gfamfrantr n. -e§, "er, fem. 
8f«6f «. -(f[)eS, ^|f)er, barrel, cask. 

[c/. E. vat.] 
f äffen, /r. seize, catch, grasp, hold ; re- 



solve upon, form {a plan or opiniofi) ; 

r^. compose oneself. 
9<1fv*tr /. composure. 
faH, adv. almost. 
Sfttften, n. -^, fasting. 
Sfafhiailtt, /. 'e, Shrove Tuesday, night 

before Lent. 
fatar, vexatioua, miserable, annoying, 

odious. \P^ Z,.] 
fanl, adj. lazy. 
Sfanl^it,/. laziness. 
^Xi\i,f.H, fist. 

9elrnar% m. -4, February. [Z,.] 
feilten, foc^t, gefof^ten, intr, \., fight. 
Sfe^r, /. w. feather; pen. \cf. E, 

feather.] 
Sfeterlefcn, ». -d, hesitation. 
9cterf)iie(, m. -9, -e, falconer's Iure; 

bird to incite a falcon. 
Sfekermilb, m. -<e)d, ^0//. wild fowl, 

feathered game. 
8fee, / w. fairy. 
fcgCSf tr. sweep. 
feljllen, tr. miss; intr. %., fall, make a 

mistake; be lacking or wanting; 

impcrs. be wanting ; n)ad fe^It ? what 

is the matter? 
greller, m. -d, — , fault, mistake. 
feierlii^r adj. festive, solemn. \cf. 

^rien.] 
feiern, tr. celebrate. 
fein, adj. fine, delicate; pretty, nice; 

elegant, refined ; artf ul ; quick, smart. 

\Rom:[ 
gfeinb, m. -eä, -e, enemy, foe, adver- 

sary, Opponent ; ber b5|e — , the foul 

fiend, devil, evil one ; feinb, pred, adj. 

hostile. \orig. part, via&di subs.\a!üet\, 
feittblid^, adj. hostile. 
gfcinbfeagteit,/. hostiUty. 
Öfett, n. -^l, -er, field. 
9elbfnti^t,/. ^^^ fruit of the field. 



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^WittXt m, w. general, Commander. 
^tthfUi», m.-ei, -e, field-stone, boulder. 
8f<Ä5lig, m. -e8, ^, campaign. 
%tU, n. -eS, -^, skin, hide, pelt 
Sfcld, m. w. rock. 
Sfclfntr m, -B, — , rock, 
gfclfmriff , m. -t%, -e, rocky reef. 
%ei\t»mmih, /, ^t, wall of rock. 
felfiD, adj. rocky. 
gfcl^litottr, /. w, ledge of rock. 
S^Nflcrr n. -%, -:-, Window. [L. fenes- 

tra.] 
9eiifiterleiit, n. -%, —, little window. 
9esflerfi^ite, /. v. window pane. 
SferMumb 11, m.-B (i 578-1637), Arch- 
duke of Styria, King of Bohemia 

(161 7), of Hungary (16x8), German 

Emperor (1619). p. 114. 
Sfericn, //. holidays. [Z. feria, holi- 

day.] 
Sfericn^itf /. w. holidays, vacation. 
fcnt, adj. far, remote. 
SfentCr/. w. distance. 
Sfcntfif^t, /. distant view, prospect. 
fertig, adj. ready ; done, finished ; — 

rupfen / finish picking; — toerben, 

manage, get along ; dispose of (mit). 

[ßfa^rt.] 
Scrtigfeit, /. skill, facility ; readiness, 

fluency. 
gfeffel, /. w. fetter. 
feft, adj. fast, firm, steady ; fixed, forti- 

fied. 
^ft, n. -e§, -t, festival, feast. [L. 

festum.] 
Sfeftanaiigr fn. -e9, ^, holiday attire. 
gfcfttleib, m. -t, -ex, festival garment. 
Sfefifttil^etir m. -d, — , festal cake, 

Christmas cake. 
SfefigefMgr m. -ti, *e, festal song. 
fefllifi^, adj. festal. 
feftfteOeil, se/. tr. fix, establish, arrange ; 

stipulate. 
Sfcftmtgdtuittief, m. -3, -t, tunnel un- 

der a fortification. 



fett, adj. fat. 

%t%tn, tn. -^, — , shred, tatter, rag. 
fettil|t, adj. damp, moist. 
%tmtt, n. -%, —, fire. 
gfeiterf^itmnte,/. w. fire flame. 
Sfeuerdglitt, /. w. fiery glow or color. 
femrig, adj. fiery. 
gfenerflei», m. -(e)S, flint. 
SfeiieraeHg, m. -9, -t, tinder box, flint 

and steel 
grid^tettiaum, m. -e9, h, pine tree. 
fiUi% adj. faithful ; jolly. [L. fidelis.] 
Sfiefrer, n. -%, —, fever. 
aflg«r', /. w. figure. 
finben, fanb, gefunben, tr. find; re/f. 

be found, present itself, occur ; ft^j — 

in, resign oneself to, adapt to. 
Sfinger, m. -d, — , finger. 
fittgerfttif, adj. thick as one's finger. 
Sfintie, m. w. Finn, Finlander. 
finfter, adj. dark, gloomy j sad, stern. 
Sfifd^r »«. -t%, -e, fish. 
Sftfdierntabf^ett, n. -9, fishermaid. 
flai^, adj. flat, open ; shallow. 
Srtad^d, m. -ed, flax. 
flaiTerttr /«/r. ^., flicker. 
grlamme, /. «'. flame. [L. flamma.] 
flantmettb, /ari. adj. flaming. 
^lanbcrer, m. -e, —, an inhabitant of 

Flanders, a Fleming. 
flatterit, i«/r. 1^., flutter, wave, fly. 
%lau9X0^, m. -€«, ^, thick, fleecy 

coat. 
^(eif, m. -€§, -€/ place, spot. 
^(ecfeti, m. -%, — , spot, stain; village. 
fleffeitlod, adj. spotless. 
fle^entlil^, adj. beseeching. 
Srleifi^, n. -e%, flesh, meat. 
$(eij|, m. -eS, diligence, industry. 
fleißig, adj. diligent, industrious. 
SfHege, /. w. fly. 

fltegeit, flofl, gefloflen, intr. f. fly. 
f[iel^en, po^, flcpo^en, /«^r. f. flee ; tr. 

flee f rom. 
f(te|eit, floB/ gefloffen, m^r. f. flow. 



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ifaiäirr«, iktr. \^., gliHer, glisien, 

S|)arkle; 
fmt, €ulj. qüick, hasiy. 
f iiife«, /M/^. ^., sparkle. 
gltete,/. w. musket, firelock. 

fii^tig, a<]^'. fleeting, fugitive, passing. 
iHitfclr »». -^, — , wing. [Hiegen]. 
Sfliielcta, ».-S, — , little wing, winglet. 
1ligrlfl|)9i«geNk, part. adj. with vi- 

brating wings. 
9lifleltl|ir(e),/. ««. fokling-door. 
SffHYr m. -(e)4, -e, Vestibüle, entry. 

\E, floor.] 
Srlttfr »«. -<|f)e8, '(ff)e, river. 
f ftfteni, /r. or intr. ^., whisper. 
SflMt, /. ZT. flood ; tide. 
9d|Hlpiii^, Kt. -<e)8, -«, a violent south 

wind {in Switterland)^ 
9*^^r /• ^' result, consequence. 
f^lgm, intr. \„ {dat.) follow, succeed ; 

imp. it results. 
8r0li<lit'r m. w. folio. 
fir^m, /r. demand, require. 
f^orkerimg, /. tc. demand, claim. 
%9xm, f. w. form ; modeL [Z,.] 
fdrmüd^r adj. formal, 
ffrnmücrcitr /r. formulate. 
fpvfd^cit, />//r. ^.^ search, investigate. 
fsrfil^eiibr /ar^. a<^'. searching, in- 

quiring. 
Sf^rff^Milg,/. To. investigation, research. 
gforfl, «r. -€§, -e, forest {also f. //. 

-en). [C/l E. forest.] 
^ürfler, i«. -§, — , forester. 
gforftliaud, «. -el, ^r, forester's house 

<)r lodge. 
f 0rt, a//v. forth, away, gone ; on, on- 

ward ; continuously ; in einem — , 

incessantly, continually; used as 

sep. accented prefix. 
fortfaflrett, f u^r — , -«efaljren, intr. \., 

driveaway; %., continue, proceed. 
fortfedlteii, fo(ftt — , -flefo<titen, intr. 

\., continue to fight, fight on. 



firtgelf«, 0tn(| — , -<|eädno^n, iiii¥. \,, 

^ away, set out. 
f #rtf 0Mttra, fam —, -üef ontmen, intr. 

\., pX away, escape; prosper. 
firtteKf», lief—, -^lelaufen, intr. f., 

nin away, run on. 
ffrtleictt, sep. intr. ^., live on, survive. 
firtaun^K, sep. intr. \„ make haste; 

r<^. take oneself off. 
f «rtrameNr rannte — , -gerannt, intr. 

\., hurry on, run along. 
ffrtTcifeH, riB — -/ -üeriffen, tr. tear 

away, carry along. 
fartfe^e«, sep. tr. ^., continue. 
9*ttfe||Wlg, /. «'. continuation. 
f Mrtff|(ManRmi, sep. intr. \^ , sleep on. 
f»rtfi|ti»i««e», ff^mamm —, -oe« 

f4|lvommen, intr. f., swim away or 

on. 
ffrttrage«, trug — , -getragen, trans. 

carry away or along. 
farttiiln^eHkr part. adj. continual, pon- 

stant. 
firttperfen, warf — , -geworfen, tr. 

throw away. 
f»rtsie|ett, jog — , -gejogen, tr. pull /tt 

draw away ; intr. f., proceed ; march 

off, depart. 
8r«ifr m. -tl, ^, dress-coat. 
SN^tge, /. w. question. 
fragen, fragte or frug, gefragt, tr. ask, 

inquire ; e§ fragt fi^, it is a question. 
9r<genbe(r), m. infl. as adj. ques- 

tioner. 
fragltf^, adj. in question, aforesaid. 
f rani, adj. free, frank. 
^<Mtc, m. w. a Frank ; Franconian ; 

Frenchman. 
Ofranlretf^, n. -S, France, 
gfratier /. w. grimace ; wry face ; whim. 
^alttn^tfidft, n. -%. -er, scarecrow, 

fright. 
Sfran, /. w. lady ; wife ; mistress, Mrs. 
^rauf^en, n. -S, colloq. little woman, 

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^ranenseflaU, /. w. woman*s form, 

woman. 
9tfttte»l^anb,/. "-, woman's band. 
Srrancit^intiiter, n. -%, —, woman's 

apartment ; unmarried woman, 

spinster. 
3frittiCK5iMMcrl)Mb, /. woman's band. 
%HnU\Xit n. -d, — , young lady ; Miss. 
frei, ädj. free ; open. 
^rcterdmanti, m. -S, «er, -teute/ wooer, 

suitor. 
f)freif|eit, /. w. freedom, liberty. 
freiließ, adv. to be sure, of course, cer- 

tainly, indeed. 
Ofreimutr m. -{t)%, frankness, candor. 
9reiftttitbe,/. w. leisure hour. 
freitoillig, adj. voluntary ; free. 
frembr adJ. stränge, foreign, allen ; un- 

usual, unaccustomed ; belonglng to 

anotber. \orig. pari, lovlng.] 
Ortembe(r), m. infl. as adj. stranger. 
^rembetiMatt, n. -3, Hx, list of arri- 

vals, register of strähgers. 
gfrembÜNg, m. -ed, -t, stranger. 
freffeh, fra§, flef reffen, tr. or intr. ^., 

eat {said of animals). 
^rettbf , /. w. joy, bappiness, pleasure 
^reubcnfeiterr n. -8, — , bonfire. 
grreubengefi^rei, n. -%, sbout of joy. 
frenbefhralilenb, part. adj. beaming or 

diffusing joy. 
freitbig, adj. joyous, glad, bappy. 
freuen, tr. please, make bappy ; refl. 

{gen., or über and acc), rejolce at, 

be glad. 
Sfreunb, m. -e§, -e, friend. 
frettnblif^r adj. friendly, cbeerful, 

pleasing. 
Ofrettitblifl|f eit, /. w. kindness. 
Ofrennbdberg, Qleorg Hon, m. -%, a 

noted knigbt of tbe sixteentb Century. 
^ettttbffl^aft, /. w. friendsbip. 
9r{ebe(it), m. -nS, -n, peace. 
friebcbringenb, /art. adj. peace-bring- 

ing. 



Srricbtoitbr n, -^, former capital of tbe 
Dukedom fÄ F., possessed by Wal- 
lenstein, in nortbern Bobemia. 

Sfriebendfefl, n. -eS, festival of peace. 

Sfricb(e)ri(l| I. or Barbarossa, (1123- 
1190) of tbe illustrious dynasty of 
tbe Hohenstaufen. Duke of Swabia 
(1147), German King and Emperor 
(1152). 

^riebrid^ftrafte,/ Frederick street. 

friebUdIr adj. peacable. 

friereiir fror, flefroren. intr. f.,be cold, 
freeze ; tr. imp. be cold, cbilled. 

grriefe, m, w. Frisian, an inbabitant of 
Friesland in tbe Netberlands. 

frtfl^r adj. fresb, new; ligbt, brigbt, 
gay ; lively, brisk, cool. 

flrifenr^ w. -8, -e, bair-dresser. [F.] 

frol^, adj. bappy, glad, joyous. 

frSfjlIifl^, merry, joyous. [Cf. E. frolic] 

fromm, adj. bonest, wortby; pious, 
devout. 

Sfrofi^r m. -e8, ^, frog. 

9rofd^fdieitfe(eiti, n. -4, —, leg of a 
frog. 

grrdttftebt, n. -4, a Station near Gotba, 
a favorite point for entering tbe 
Tburingian Forest. 

Bfrudit, /. ^, fruit, crop. 

frÄlp, adj. early, in tbe morning ; frtt» 
^er, earlier, former. 

f rttl^er, adv. before, formerly. 

^rfil^Uns, m. -8, -e, spring. 

^rft^Ungdalynttiigr/. w. presentment of 
spring. 

^riUyUngdiiai^mittag, m. -3, -<, after- 
noon in spring. 

grriUpUngdfoiine,/. w. spring sun. 

3frttl|fr&<rr n. -«, H, breakfast. 

frftllfiNlffett, intr. ^., breakfast. 

gfrftljififtirdfihittbe, /. w. breakfast bour. 

3rrftr>5ttg, m. -(e)S, H, early train, 
morning train. 

Sfttf^d, m. -e§, H, fox. 

Sfftgttngr/. w. decree, dispensation. 



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fillm, tr. feel, peroeive ; reß, feel one- 

self. 
WreNr ir. carry, bear; lead; guide; 

bring ; carry on, conduct, manage. 
^ßifKtx, m. -%, — , guide. 
gfü^rimg,/. w. leadership. 
Sfftllc, /. fulness, abundance, plenty. 
f ftncM,. tr. fill ; Cover. 
%flM%, m. -ti, H, Unding, that which 

is found ; discovery, invention. 
8fiiM^<»ettt% n. -(e)8, -t, foundation, 

basis. [Z..] 
fftnf, num. five. 

fiteftr -er, -c, -CS, oriL num. fifth. 
fftitfMttlllicrjifl, num. forty-five. 
fftKfSH^^lvcn^igf num, twenty-five. 
fftKf^e^, num. fifteen. 
fftKf^el^ltter adj. fifteenth. 
fftKUifl» num. fifty. 
9iltfl|cil, n. -%, little spark. 
8fillt!e(ii), m. -nS, -n, spark. 
\vaxU\VL, intr. l)., sparkle, glitter. 
fmtfeltlb, ^art. adj. sparkling. 



für, Prep, with acc. for, instead of, as, 
in retum for ; — {t(^, aside, by one- 
self ; — unb — , for ever and ever, 
ever and anon; toad — , what sort 
or kind of . 

%kx^i, f. fear, fright. 

fvri^titr, adj. terrible. 

firf^tCH, ir. fear ; nfl. (Dor) be afraid. 

fikr^terUf^r adj. frightful, fearfuL 

fftrter, arch. adv. further. 

\%x\\t%, adv. — nehmen, be content 
with, put up with. 

Qfirft, m. w. prince, ruler. 

fftrflUfl, adj. princely. 

fftvtl»i#ig, adj. inquisitive, imperti- 
nent. 

gfttf, m. -c8, "e, foot ; ju — , on foot. 

%n\i%9%tu, m. -i, ', floor. 

^HltliHgC, /. w. foot length. 

8fMtf|»i|Cr /• ^- tip of the foot. 

^nittx, n.-4, —, fodder, feed. 

^Nttcrat, n. -S, -t, case. 

f ftttcrtir ir. feed. • 



Qlalbc, /. 7v. gift ; talent, endowment. 
ginnen, intr. ^., yawn. 
Q$a(8eii, m. -§, — , gallow. [F.] 

9aIo|i)pierett, intr.\., gallop; scamper. 
@att0, m. -%, ^'6/ walk, galt ; motion, 

progress; course; way; avenue; 

corridor, passage. 
(Haitgttieg, m. -e§, -t, footpath, pas- 
sage, platform. 
(i)ati^, /. H, goose. 
gtttj, adj. whole, entire ; adv. entirely, 

quite, very ; — unb gar, entirely, ab- 

solutely. 
%tM^t(ß), n. infl. as adj. whole ; adv. 

im flanjen, on the whole, in general. 
gjittglil^, adj. complete. 
gtr, adv. very, quite, altogether ; gar 

IXL, extremely ; with neg. at all. 



garlligr adj. repulsive, horrid; ugly, 

dirty. 
(Sarteit, m. -i, ^, garden. 
Okivtenmatter, /. w. garden wall. 
(9arteit^fortc, /. -n, garden gate. 

[Pforte, L. porta, £. port.] 
&ütttn\tial, m. -es, ^, garden room ; 

room in a summer house. 
Qhvttnftnflil, m. -S, -^, garden chair. 
&axttnifiiu{t), f. w. garden door. 
^rtcttttff^, m. -eS, -e, garden table. 
^ttff^r/- tc. Street, lane. 
®af*, m. -e§, H, guest. 
Qlafifiot, m. -CS, H, inn, hotel. 
%9,iit, m. w. spouse, husband. 
®ütiin, f. w. spouse, wife. 
ge«, insep.preßx in nouns with collec- 

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momeniary act or conclusion of an 

act ; a coming into a State of being 

expressed by the primitive. The 

sign of the past participle. 
geiNflfligt, part. adj. distressed. [fr. 

ängfitaen.] 
gfiireit, gebar, geboren, tr. bear, give 

birth to. 
(8e(«Mte, n. -9, ^, building. 
geicR, Qoib, (jegeben, tr. give ; impers. 

ed gtebt, there is, there are. 
(9eict^ n. -t%, -t, prayer. [bitten.] 
gelieten, gebot, geboten, tr. {dat. of 

pers.) command, rule, control. 
9clieter, m.-%, — , ruler, master. 
gelitbctr part. adj. educated, refined. 
9eti?gr, n. -4, — , mountain ränge, 

mountain. 
gel0r(e)tt, part. adj. born, n^. [ge« 

bdren.] 
gebrattd^rN, tr. use, employ. 
geiranitt, part. adj. browned, sun- 

burnt. [brennen.] 
(Sciurt, /. w. birth. 
<8e(ftff|, n. -e§, -e, thicket, bushes. 
<8eMl4tltid, n. -(ff)e8, -<ff)e, memory. 

\Jr. part. gebälgt.] 
ge^ftüMlft, part. adj. muffled, subdued. 

[bAm))fen.] 
^baHre(ti), ni.-w, or-wl, -n, thought. 

idea. 
gek«ltfeitlod, adj. thoughtless, light- 

headed. 
gekutltenreidi, adj. rieh in ideas, füll 

of thought. 
ge¥c»rcii, gebac^te, gebac^t, intr. \. 

(gen.y or an with acc.)y bear in mind, 

remember; mention; with inf. in- 

tend, purpose. 
Oebif^t, n. -e§, -e, poem. [Dichten, 

oompose.] 
<ikbräHgfr n. -#, — , crowd, throng. 

[bringen.] 
(Beblllb,/. patience. 
(Seft^r,/. w. danger, peril. 



gefi^rfic^r adj. dangerous ; perilous. 
Qkfft^rtc, m. IV, companion, comrade. 

[fahren.] 
gefttten, gefiel, gefaöen, intr. t|. {dat:), 

please, like; fi(^ etwaS — laffen, 

consent to, put up with ; let pass. 
(SefaOcnr »• -4, liking, pleasure; 

einen — t^un, do a favor, oblige. 
geffillig, adj. pleasant, agreeable; if 

you please. 
gefangett, part. adj. imprisoned, cap- 

tive. [fangen.] 
<Skfattgeite(r), m. infl. as adj. prisoner. 
Qkfaiigeiiffiaft, /. captivity, imprison- 

ment. 
»cfangitid, n. -(ff)e3, -(|f)e, prison. 
^lieber, n.-^, ^<7//. feathered animals, 

birds. [f5feber.] 
®cf*lgf , n. -§, — , retinue, staff. 
gefrftHtg, adj. ravenous, greedy. [frefs 

fen.] 
gefftge, adj. tractable, submissive. 
a»efft[^(, n. -ed, -e, feeling. 
^t%tXk,prep. with acc. against, toward ; 

in comparison with ; contrary to ; in 

return for ; about, nearly. 
^geitb, /. w. region, country ; neigh- 

borhood; landscape. [gegen.] 
gegenfettig, adj. mutual. 
@egenftattb, m. -e§, H, object; sub- 

ject. 
@egetitei(, «. -e§, -e, contrary, oppo- 

site, converse. 
gfgetlftbfr, prep. with dat. opposite 

(to); sometimes placed aßer the 

noun^ or with the governed word 

between the twoparts ; adv. opposite. 
gegetifibetliegeiib, part. adj. (Ijring) 

opposite. 
gegettflberfe<reii, rtß. sit down opposite. 
gegeitfiberftelifeitb,/ar^ adj. (standing) 

opposite. 
^egentnart,/. presence ; present (time). 

[For -tt»art, cf -wärtS, direcied 

near.] 



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dkg Hcr, m. -i, — , Opponent, enemy. 
%t%§xui\^t, pari, adj, clad in armor. 

narntfi^n.] 
gci^Unr adj. secret, private, myste- 

rious; im geljetmen, secretly, pri- 

vately. [adv. ^eim, E. home.] 
l»t\t€\mM\S, n. -(f[)e8, -(ff)e, secret. 
8Ci^i»lli9ti0V, adj. mysterious. 
ge^CH, gina, a^aangen^ inir. f., go, 

move, walk, step ; be possible ; ed ge()t 

nt(^t/ it will not answer; an einen 

— t *PP^y to; itt fi<^ — ' reflect, re- 

pent ; toor fid^ — , proceed, happen. 
üei^Nlr n, -8, — , howling. [beulen.] 
i^ifixu, n. -cd, -e, brain;^/^. under- 

Standing, [^irn.] 
Qk^l^', n. -eS, -t, farmenclosure ; co//. 

group of f arm buildings, estate. [^ of . ] 
9tttHt^f n. -(e)8, hearing, attention. 

nsren ] 
gcly^ri^e«, m/r. (<//?/.) obey. \c/. E. 

hark.] 
gelfihreil, inir. {dat.) belong (to), be 

connected with. 
gelpdrig, adJ. proper, 
geljiorfatit, adJ, obedient, dutifuL 
gclpflllt, pari. adj. veiled, covered. 

»ütfe, E. hüll.] 
Qkigenf)iie(er, m. -%, — , violin player, 

fiddler. [(^eige.] 
@eigenftnd|, m. -eä, violin stroke or 
@eifr, /. w. goat. [touch ; bow. 

@efft, m. -fS, -er, spirit, mind. 
@eifledgabe, /. w. mental gift; 

talent. 
geiftigf adj\ Spiritual, mental. 
getfllif^, adJ. Spiritual, ecclesiastical, 

clerical; used substantively^ (^etj)= 

U(^(r), clergyman. 
(BeiftUi^tett,/. w. clergy. 
geiftrcifll, adj. clever, witty. 
®ei5, m. -eS, avarice, stinginess. 
geizig, adj. avaricious. 
®ef(a|»|»er, n. -S, — , clattering, chat- 

tering. [(läppen, clap.] 



<9cUI(ltter, «.-4, -, laughter. [lai^n.] 
geltttgew, intr. \ , come to, arrive at ; 

be handed down ; — in« come into, 

obtain. [langen /r. lang.] 
Oettinte, n. -%, —, ringing {ofbells), 

pealing. [lauten.] 
gelt, adj. yellow. 
(8ett, n. -eS, -^r, money. 
0clMieHte(, m. -9, — , money4xig, 

purse. 
(Bettfafteii, m. -d, — , money-box. 
^tttiftc, /. w. money-chest. 
(8ett}itf«iiimeiifil^irren, (/»/. as noun) 

n. -i, scraping money togother. 
^t\t%tm, part. as adj. situated [(ie= 

gen.] 
<^legeili^it, /.. w. opportunity, oc- 

casion. 
gelehrig, adj. docile, teachable. [(e^» 

ren.] 
gelehrt, part. adj. learned. 
0ele4rtC(r), m. infl. as adj. literary 

man; scholar. 
®e(eitdbrief , m. -e8, -t, safe-conduct. 

[leiten fr. obs. lidan, go, and L. 

brevis.] 
gelingen, gelang, gelungen, inir. \., 

(dat.) prosper, succeed ; impers. eS 

gelingt i^m, he succeeds. 
gcUlen, tr. promise, vow ; 2>ad ge^ 

lobte Sanb, the Promised Land, 
gelt, interj. it holds? is it not so? 

truly ? \yi pers. sing. subj. of 

gelten.] 
gelten, galt, gegolten, intr. ^., be 

worth, valid, hold good ; be permit- 

ted ; be considered ; imp. concern ; 

be at stake. 
^mnil^, n. -eS, 'er, apartment, room ; 

\prig. ease, place of rest.] 
^mal|I, m. -9, -e, husband ; n, con- 

sort, spouse \eitJier husband or 

wife but more usually meaning the 

•wife; orig. betrothedf wedded^ 
(iemal)lin, /. w. wife. 



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®etttdlbe, m. -d, — , picture, painting. 

[malen, paint.] 
^lemjiiter, n. -^, —, coli, walls, 

masonry. 
gemeUtr adj. common, general ; mean, 

low. \E, mean.] 
@eilteüi^r /• IV. Community, congre- 

gation. 
8cmeiiiffl|aftUd|, adj. common, mu- 

tual; -t Sad^c mac^n, make com- 
mon cause, join interests. 
@eitifife(eet, n. -tl, -e, bed of vege- 

tables. [fr. TOuS, food.] 
®filliktr n. -e%, -er, mind, soul; dis- 

Position. [3Rut.] 
gen, pre/. toward, used now only ivith 

Points ofthe compass^ gen Jpimmel; 

etc. 
^VXWMLi, pari. adj. named ; above- 

mentioned. [nennen.] 
genait, adj. exact, close. 
genteten, geno^, genoffen, tr. enjoy. 
^ito|, m. w. -(ff)en, -(If)en, compan- 

ion, assodate. [genießen, partici- 

pate.} 
gettttgr noun and indecl.^ adj. enough ; 

sufficient, plenty ; adv. enough. 
@etllt#, m. -(ff)eS, ^(ff)e, enjoyment. 

[genießen.] 
geogra'|P^ifl||, adj. geographica!. [G.] 
<^orgeittiig, see €t. ©eorgentag. 
®tpM, n. -t§, -e, coli, baggage. 

.[paden] 
&tp&dttü^tv, m. -%, —, porter. 
gerabe (grabe), adj. straight ; adv. di- 
rectly, just, precisely, exactly; — 

auS, straight ahead ; ^erauS, frankly. 
gersbe^tt, adv. directly, immediately, 

unceremoniously. 
gerablattfetib, part. adj. in a straight 

course, direct ; regulär. [laufen.] 
geraten, geriet, geraten, intr. f., come ; 

hit upon, become involved in ; occur 

to one {u'ith auf, in, an) ; in 3orn 

— , fly into a passion. 



gerJittmtg, adj. spacious, roomy. 
[Kaum.] 

@$erattff^, n. -eS, -e, noise. [raufc^n.] 

geränfi:||ti0l(, adj. noisy, boisterous. 

gereillltr adj. proper, suitable; just, 
right. 

^red^tigtettr /. w. uprightness, jus- 
tice. 

gereiften, intr. \)., extend ; conduce to, 
redound to ; result in (with dat. or 

3«). 
gerei^t^ part. adj. irritated, angry. 

[reiben.] 
@ertl^t, n. -(e)S, -e, court {ofjustice)^ 

tribunal. 
gering, adj. small, slight, insignificant. 
@ertngfi^ä<;ttng,/. contempt. [fd&il^en, 

estimate.] 
gem(e), adv. willingly, gladly; with 

verbs, enjoy doing; — ^aben, like. 

\cf. E. yearn.] 
@lerttf^', m. -e§, -"e, smell, scent. [rie= 

(^en, E. reek.] 
gerfif^rtf part. adj. touched, moved. 

[rütiren.] 
@efattbte(r), m. infl. asadj. messenger, 

ambassador. [fenben.] 
®efang, m. -8, -"e, singing, song; 

poem; canto. [fingen.] 
@$efangle^rer, m. -%, — , singing mas- 

ter. 
^efdiaftr «.-§, -t, business. [[(^offen.] 
@efdiäft$retfe,/. w. business trip. 
gefi^e^en, gej^al), gefcfte^en, intr. ]., 

happen, come to pass; = pass. of 

t^un, be done. 
gefl^eit, adj. sensible, clever, [jd^etben, 

discriminate.] 
®efi^enf, n. -eS, -e, gift, present. 

[|(^enfen.] 
@effl^tf^te, /. w. history, story ; affair, 

thing. [gej(^et)en.] 
Q^efi^ii^td^en, «. -§, — , little story. 
(Hefdltif, n. -e§, -e, fate, lot; skill. 

[f(l()i(fen.] 



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«kWtflUltcit, /. w, skill, ability. 

[f«^u!en, refl, adapt.] 
gcff^itft, pari. adj. skilful, clever. 
<9cfi^irr, n. -{t)%, -e, coli, vesaeis, 

Utensils; furniture; trappings, har- 

ness. [fi^irren, arrange.] 
gcff^UlgCll, pari, adj. beaten, niined ; 

depiessed. [fif^tooen.] 
<9ef^lei|t, n. -(e)d, -tx, race, family ; 

sex. [@(^(aa, kind.] 
<Befi|matf r m. -(e)8, "t, taste, [filmet = 

!en.] 
(Sefl^tKeiter ». -^t coli, jewelry, Orna- 
ments, [ff^mieben, forge.] 
gefd^tti^ft, pari. adj. carved. [jt^nit« 

jen] 
^fl^o«, n. -(|f)e8, -(ff)c, missile, 

shot, ball, bullet, [fc^iefiien.] 
<9cff|rci, «. -8, -t, scream, cry ; outcry, 

clamor; fuss. [{(freien.] 
gcff^tMigen {only in inf. and /m/.), /r. 

not mention, pass by in silence ; imp, 

as conj. oefd^meige benn, not to men- 
tion, still less. 
gcfl^t9iltb(c), adj. swift, prompt. 
<8efil^lPinkig(eit, /. swiftness, rapidity. 

[|(ftn)inb(e), swift.] 
0cfili)»or(e)ite(r), m. infl. as adj. 

juryman. [f<!^w5Ten.] 
(9efcll(c), m. w. companion, fellow, 

journeyman. [Saal, hall.] 
grfeUeitr tr. associate, join; rc/l, join 

(au). 

Oefcttfl^aft, /. w. Company. 
<^itH, n. -^%, -«, law. [jetjen.] 
gefctilod, adj. lawless, without laws. 
gcfctftr pari. adj. steady, composed, 

grave; gefetjte 3a^re, years of dis- 

cretion. [fetten.] 
(iefidit, n. -(c)8, -<r, sight; face, 

feature; ju — belommett, get sight 

of. [jelien.] 
0c1{4it(icnr n. -8, — , little face. 
9efif^t8farbc, /. w. complexion. 
9e1inbcl, yi. -8, — , vagabonds, rabble. 



%t\$tamif pari. adj. stretched ; eager, 

intent. [f|Kinnen.] 
0ef|Miift, n. -ti, -er, apparition, ghost. 

[obs. fpanen, illure.] 
(Scflirftf^» n. -e8, -e, conversation, 

Speech, [fprei^n.] 
(Seticrr ^rmmiitr m. -8, of Bruneck, 

reputed governor of the Three Forest 

Cantons under the'Emperor Albert 

(1304-08). 
(8efl<lt, /. w. shape, form, [old pari. 

9t%9aik9i», n. -(f[)e8, -(ff)e, confes- 

sion, acknowledgment. [gefle^n.] 
grftatten, tr. {dat. of person) grant, 

allow. [@tatt, opportunity.] 
geflei^M, oeflanb, ge^anben, tr. confess, 

acknowledge. 
gefteni, culv. yesterday. 
gefkiif t, pari. adj. embroidered. [fliff en . ] 
9eflini', ff.-(e)8,-e/Constellation,star. 
(Stfttin^, n. -e8, ~t, bush, shrub, 

thicket. 
(8cfrriif(e), n. -z%, knitting, tangle. 
<9efhriMPK^)r n. -(e)8; -e, bushes, undei> 

growth. 
gcfHNb {comp, geffinber or gefunber), 

adj. sound, healthy. 
erfwibi^it,/. health. 
9etra>er n. -8, trotting. [traben.] 
®etrtt«t, n. -(e)8, -^, drink; potion. 

[trinfen.] [trauen.] 

getraueit, reß. {acc) dare, venture, 
gettev, adj. faithful. 
gctrofir adj. conüdent, courageous. 

[old form ofpart."] 
^letümiKCl, n. -8, bustle; turmoil, 

clash {ofarms): confused struggle. 

[tummeln.] 
getval^rr adj. aware ; — »erben, catch 

sight of, peroeive. \cf. ma^r.] 
geti»<il|rcn, tr. peroeive, see. 
getotfl^ren, tr. yield ; grant, allow. 
(SetiwUr /. w. power, force, violence. 

[cf E. wield.] 



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9ttMLXt^txt, m, w. despot. 

get»<lti0, aä/. po^verful; immense; 

violent; great; adv, with might; 

strongly. 
gCMMltfam, aäj. forcible, violent. 
^tminh, n. -ۤ, 'er {or -t), garment, 

dress. [toenben.] 
(9el9ftffcrr n. -#, — , coli, body of water, 

waters, wave.* [ffiaffer.] 
Oetoelir, n. -i, -e, weapon, arms, gun. 

[mehren.] 
9t\»bm', m, -^§, -t, gain, profit. 
getoteneiir getoann, gewonnen, tr. win, 

earn, gain. 
gcl9ift, aäJ. certain, sure; adv. as- 

suredly. \pld pari, of wiffen .] 
(9cl9i1fcilr n.-%, —, conscience. 
<9civ{|i^it, /. assurance ; proof . 
OetpUtcrr n. -%, — , storm. [Setter.] 
gctpogcil, pari. adj. favorable, well 

disposed. [lodgen.] 
gc)9di|lieitr tr. accustom (an, acc); 

reß. accustom oneself, get used (to). 

\cf. E. wont.] 
®et9oM'lpcit»/ "w, custom, habit. 
getudlpiilill^, adj, usual, common, ordi- 

nary. 
getvd^tr part. adj. accustomed, wont- 

ed. [gewönnen ] 
<9eio91ter n. -4, —, vault, arched hall. 

[roSIben, arch.] 
iSe\»liU(t), n. -e3, -e, mass of clouds, 

clouds. [Solfe.] 
getDSSben, part. adj. winding. [totn» 

ben.] 
gejirtclt, part. adj. circular. [jirf ein .] 
(Hicbcl, m. -%, — , gable. 
@ie(e(lj|att#r »• -^^, ^^, house with a 

gable. 
(9ic(elftft(f^en, n. -%, —, gable room, 

attic room. 
gicHeti, gc§, gegoffen, tr. pour, shed. 
giltig, adj. valid; current, in force. 

[also written gültig, /r. gelten.] 
®i^fel, m. -i, — , top, summit, ridge, 

peak. 



Otttcrfenfler, n. -8, — , lattice window. 
iSUc6ftMhj^uti, m. -ed, -e, kid glove. 

9Ull}, m. -e8, brightness, splendor, 

luster. 
gUtijen, intr. \^., glitter, shine. 
gläl^enb, part, adj, bright, sparkling, 

brilliant, splendid. 
Olm^Ic^rr, n. -%, —, patent leather. 
9(iiir n, -«8, 'er, glass. 
9I«ferr tn, -4, — , glazier. 
glatt, adj, smooth, polished. 
glanbett, intr, {also tr.) %. {dat. of 

person)^ believe, trust ; think ; — an 

{acc)y believe in or on. [gMouben.] 
glittctlr tr. smooth, polish. 
(91a|e, /. w. baldness; bald head. 

[glatt.] 
01aii»e(ii), m. -n8, — , belief, faith. 
gicidl, adj. like, equal, similar, saroe ; 

— f ommen <</«/.), equal, be equal to ; 

adv. alike, equally ; (= fogleic^), at 

once, immediately, at first ; conj, = 

obgleich, though, although. [ge-Iei(^.] 
gleid^ileiteiib, part, adj, constant, 

uniform. 
gicidieit, gtt<^, geglii^n, intr, ^. {dat.), 

be like. 
gleidiilvo^i, adv. however, nevertheless. 
gCeitctt, glitt, geglitten, intr, f., glide, 

slip ; tr, slide. 
&iith, n, -c8, -er, limb; member. 

[obs, lldan, walk.] 
@(i>tN9, m, —, pl, (»loben, globe. [Z..] 
Qlloffe,/. Tc. bell. 

Qllotfeiitira, m, -%, H, sound of a bell. 
%\9^fLXi, n, -%, a city in Silesia on the 

Oder, 
glorreidi, adj, glorious. \L. gloria.] 
@$Iüi(, n, -eS, fortune, luck, success, 

happiness; auf gut — , at random. 

[g^Iü(!(e).] 
gUltflift, adj, happy, successful. 
«Ulifllabt, n, -%, a city of Holstein on 

the Elbe. 



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tß^, intr, !)., glow. 

f li^Olb, pari. adj. glowing, fiery. 

(Slttt,/. TT. glow, heat, flame. 

Oiiabe, /. w. favor, grace, mercy. 

gNäbt0, adj. gracious, merciful. 

<9ottr n, -th, gold. 

80lM»n^tl»irtt, part. adj. interwoven 

with gold. 
(•Iben, adj, golden, of gold. 
golbfarbm, adj. gold colored. 
Oolbfilif, m. zc. goldfinch. 
gulbgcftilft, pari. adj. gold embroid- 

ered. 
g0lbglill$eitb, pari. adj. glittering with 

gold. 
<9o(b{lfttf, n. ~e9, -e, goldpiece. 
gSitneii, tr. grant. 
<9iit^ar n,-%, one of the capitals of the 

Dukedom of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. 
gatiffü, adj. Gothic. [(S(ote.] 
(Hatt, m. -ed, -«er, god, God. 
(Hottednuigb, /.,//. ^e, divine maid. 
^0ttfrirbr m. -i, Godfrey, Geoffrey. 
g9ttltl|lr adj. divine. 
<994feiMir{eftcr, m. -S, — , heathen 

priest. 
®rab, «. -eS, ^cr, grave, tomb; bal 
l^eilioe — , the Holy Sepulchre. 
[firaben.] 
Qfraben, m. -§, ', ditch, trench, moat. 
®raf r nt. w. count. [castle. 

(llrafeiifd)lo|,».-(ff)e3, ^ff)er, count's 
Q^ranatfttttf, ». -«S, -t, splinter {of a 
grenade) ; fragment. [L. granatum. 
Rom.] 
&taS, n. -e§, ^T, grass, pasture. 
gradgrfin, adj. grass green. 
gratis, adj. gratis, free of Charge. [/..] 
gran, adj, gray ]ßg. aged, venerable. 
grauen, (M/r. ^., turn gray; dawn. 
grauen, impers. {dat.^ or </a/. 7i/<M )oox) 
dread, shudder (at). [cf, E. grue- 
some.] 
graufam, adj. terrible, cruel. 
@rattf amfeit, /. w. cruelty, barbarity. 



(Srunff^intmel, m. -%, —, white or gray 

horse. 
granfen, impers.{dat.) shudder at(tooT). 
graufig, adj. awful, dreadfuL 
grabitft'tifdir adj' grave, solemn. 
greifen, griff, flegriffen, tr. lay hold 

of, seize, grasp; feel; reach into 

(in, acc^. [cf. E. grip.] 
greU, adj. gray, aged,*boary. 
<8reU, m. -e8, -t, old man, veteran. 

[flrou.] 
®renabier', m, -^, -e, grenadier. ' [F,] 
(9ren^, /. w. boundary. [5/.] 
gren^nUd, adj, unbounded. 
9renel, m, -§, — , horror, atrodty. 

[grauen, dread.] 
grenUi^, adj. horrible, shocking. 
(Sriei^, m. w. Greek. 
<8rie4enlanb, n. Greece. 
gried^iff^, adj. Greek. 
®riff, m. -(e)S, -e, grip; handle. 

[greifen.] 
Qlrinittt, m, -(e)§, rage, fury, wrath. 
grobf adj. coarse, rüde. 
@r0fil^en, m. -d, — , groschen, one- 

tenth of a mark, two and one-half 

Cents. [L, grossus, thick (coin).] 
%tüfi (QXb^ex, grögt), adj. great, large, 

tall. 
^rüffttf. w. greatness; size; height. 
(9ro|mutter, /. ^, grandmother. 
griftenteild, adv, for the most part. 
@$ro|nater, m. -8, ', grandfather. 
®ro1|)ie5ier', ni.-%,-t, grand vizier. 
©ruft,/. H, vault, tomb. [graben or 

G. krypta.] 
grfttt, adj. green. 
@rttnb, m, -ed, ^, ground, bottom, 

Valley, deep ; reason ; ju — , destruc- 

tion. 
grfinben, tr. found, establish, ground. 
(Srunbl^feUer, m. -9, — , foundation 

column, main support. 
®ru^|>e,/. zc. group. [F.] 
grftfen, greet, salute; bless. [®ru§.] 



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(M^t, f. flour, meal. [®ric§, E, grit.] 

gttlfeil, intr. \., peep. 

(Uniffcnftcrr n. -%, — , window for 
peeping. 

(Sttl^ett, tn, ~d, — , florin, about forty 
Cents. 

gftlbeilr adj. old form for (jolben. 

gftIHgr adj.^ see^xVCv^. 

©firttJ, m. -8, —, girdle. [@urt.] 

@ltfiati 9lb9lfr m. -%, Gustavus (II), 
Adolphus (i 594-1632), son of Charles 
IX, King of Sweden from 161 1 ; feil 
at Lützen, Nov. 16, 1632. //. 116- 
119. 



flttt {compar. beffer, superl. bejl), cuij, 

good, kind ; — matten/ make amends 

for ; adv. well. 
%vAf n. -e8, ^er, goods, fortune, prop- 

erty; estate. 
@ttte,/. kindness. 
<9fttfr5tt0r »I. -CS, H, goods train, 

freight train. 
gütig, adj, kind, good. 
glttllltttigr adj. good-natured, kind. 
(Hutmätigfeit, /. good nature, kind- 

ness. 
O^mitttfiaft', m. w. student in a gymna- 

sium. [G.] 



« 



SQMXf M. -4, -t, hair. 

^aarbilrfte, /. w. hair brush. 

^aartviidjid, m. -e§, ^e, growth of hair, 
head of hair. 

^aii(t), /. possession, property ; ^ab' 
unb ®ut, all one's possessions {used 
as a netti. noun). 

%ühtvk, ^atte, ^z\iahi, tr. have; hold, 
retain. 

lyafi^aftr a^'. havmg possession, own- 
ing ; — toerben (^^«.), acquire pos- 
session of. 

^abiSittrg, n. Hapsburg, castle in Aar- 
gau ; imperial family of Austria. 

$ag, m. -eS, -e, hedge. 

^agel, m. -§, hail. 

l|ager, a^'. thin, lean. 

^«I^K, m, -e§, ^ (w. r« comp, nouns\ 
cock. 

^afynetibfilfeii, m. -d, roost. 

^a^nengefdlret, ».-S, crowing of cocks. 

^tdarteit, /. w, crochet work. 

I|al(, adj, half; mit -er Stimme, in an 
undertone. 

falber, prep, with preceding gen. on 
account of, for the sake of, in behalf 
of. [^albe, side, part.j 



^alügetrofftict, pari, adj, half-dried. 
^albtretd, m, -e^, -t, semi-circle. 
l^albftitnbig, adj. lasfing a half hour, 

every half hour. 
I^atbtieirgefffti, adj. half forgotten. 
l^albberftfinblic^, adj. half intelligible, 

half perceptible. 
^Ätfte,/.Tr. half. 
i&alf trr, /. w. halten 
^aUe, y. w. hall, vestibule, porch. 
^aUeti, intr. 1^.^ sound. 
^ald, I«. -c§, H, throat, neck. 
^(dbutib, n. -c§, -«er, necklace. 
^aldbtnbe, /. w. tie, cravat. 
^aCdtudp, «. -€§, ^cr, cravat. 
^aU, ««. -t%, -c, halt, stop ; — mad^cn, 

stop. 
lyalt ! inierj. hold ! wait 1 
MaXUn, ^ielt, gegolten, /r. hold, keep, 

maintain; consider; — für {acc), 

take for, regard as ; intr. stop, 

halt ; refl. restrain oneself. [tude. 
Haltung, /. w. bearing, carriage, atti- 
^amtitcr, m. -§, ■", hammer. 
^ämmrrti, tr. hammer. 
$anb,/. ^c, band ; öor bcr — , for the 

present, just now. 



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Daniel, m. -%, •<', trade ; affair. 
lanbcln, intr. \^., act, behave; trade, 

buy ar seil; impers. eS ^anbelt fid^ 

um {flcc^y the question is. 
^HklMttgr/* «'• action ; business, trade, 

commerce. 
fangen, ^ing, fie^ansen, /»/r. ^., hang, 

be suspended ; tr. (= ^&nQen) hang. 
lliNgcn, /r. hang, suspend. 
^otmaiPCr, ». -d, city and province 

(until 1866, a kingdom) of North 

Germany. 
^vtA, ^»df^en, dimin, of 3o^anned 

(3oI)ann), Jack. 
^arfe,/. to, harp. 
^arMimicmilfif , /. w. music upon wind 

instniments. 
4«rrCK, m/r. ^., wait; wait for (auf 

with acc), 
^art, adj. hard, stiff; a/Zt/. dose; — 

baran, close tö it. 
%ttttfitv^i%, adj, hard hearted. 
l^artnftffiQ, adj. stiff-necked, obstinate, 

persistent. 
^fcliMfdp, m. -^^, -"e, hazel bush. 
^afctmaud, /. ^, dormouse. [ard. 
^afenfüft, m. -^l, ^t, hare foot ; cow- 
^afüd^, adj. ugly ; bad. 
^<l|I{d|feit,/. w. ugliness. 
^a% f. haste. 
^a^ig, adj. hasty. 

^tttdiett, ». -S, — , little cap or hood. 
^aHie, /. u>. cap. 
^auf^, m. -e§, -e, breath ; breeze. 
fpaneit, ^icb, genauen, tr. hew, cut; 

strike. 
^«llfe(ll), m. -n8, -n, heap, pile; 

troop; band {of soldiers). 
^anlPt, n. -eS, ^x, head ; chief. 
^üHlitl^aar, n. -%, -t, hair. 
^aiMitlyeer, n. -ed, -«, main body of 

an army, main army 
^aulitmanit, m. -eS, Hx, or -tcutc, 

captain, chief. 
^ait^tfai^t,/. w. principal thing. 



^iM»tfl«M, /. 'e, capital, metropolis. 
$«itd, ». -es, «er, house, home; ju 

-t, at home ; nad^ — , home, to one's 

home. 
^ttj^icfe,/. w. entrance hall, vestibule. 
^Hferfftctteiir m. -d, — , shadow of 

the houses. 
^an^fllir, m. -%, -e, or f. w. entrance 

hall, vestibule. 
^«itifraM, /. w. house-wife. 
4>CM#gIotfc, /. w. door-bell. 
^«Kl^a^, tn. -t%, 'e, domestic cock. 
^tt^^iCtcrin, /. w. house-keeper. 
^«Kfiercr, m. -%, — , peddler. 
J&ttt#fa^Cr/. w. house cat. 
^aildflicdlt, m. -{i)%, -t, servant, 

boots; hostler. 
l^aH^tved^tliit, adj. domestic, menial. 
J&tKittftr(e), /. w. house door, street 

door. 
4^ail9l9ifi^, /. w. house washing; 

house linen. 
^tt^Mefen, n. household; domestic 

concerns. 
^«Ktr /. H, skin, hide. 
f^cften, I)ob, get^oben, tr. heave, llft; 

raise. 
^knnfl, /. w. elevation, promotion, 

advancement ; removal {of dijßcul- 

ties) ; accent, stress. 
^ät,f. w. hedge. 
tft'%ü ! interj. ho there I hoUoa 1 
^rr, n. -eS, -«. host ; army. 
^rere^mtf^t, /. "t, military foroes; 

troops. 
^eerfttfirerr m. -%, — , Commander, 

general. 
^ergerftt, n. -%, -e, military equip- 

ment, train of an army. 
^eft, n, -e%, -t, writing book, note* 

book ; part {ofa volume or serial). 
fycfttn, tr. attach, fasten; — auf, fix 

to or upon. 
heftig, adj. violent, passionate. 
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^ibe, /. w, heath ; auf ber Reiben, 

old w, dat.fem, 
^ibclierg» n, -%, university town in 

Baden on the Neckar. 
^ilCKietvai^fcilr pari. adj. overgrown 

with heather, heath-covered. 
^iberrtHt, n, -e8, Hx, heath, 

hoather. 
^cibniffl^, adJ. pagan, heathen. 
l^il, adJ. whole, sound. 
^il, n. -t%, health, welfare; interj, 

haill 
^ilanb, m. -(e)8, Saviour. 
Icilen, /r. heal, eure. 
Iieiltgf adj, holy, sacred; -ed Sattb, 

Holy Land. 
^tl{(|e(r) (^«^/. aj adj,)^ Saint. 
l^cUigeily /r. hallow, consecrate. 
^iCi(|e«biIbr /i. -es, -er, image, statue 

of a Saint. 
^iltittim, n. -(e)d, 'er, sanctuary. 
Ijieim, adv, home, honieward, used as a 

separable prefix, 
J^tmat, /. w. home, native land. 
Ipeinttff^y iidj, homelike; native; reß. 

— mad^n, feel at home, make com- 

fortable. 
licimfoinmeit, fam— , -^elommen intr. 

\.f come home. 
I^cintlifll, adj. comfortable, cosy ; myste- 

rious, secret. 
l^einttrcibcnr trieb — , -(jetrieben, tr. 

drive home. 
||eimtftl(if4, adj, malicious, mischie- 

vous. 
^einttoftrtd, adv. homeward. 
^intMcg, m. -eä, -e, way home. 
^imtoe^, n, -(e)d, homesickness. 
^ittrill^, m, -%, Henry. 
^ittS, »I. -en«, dim, of ^einricft, Hai, 

Harry, 
^irair /. -w. marriage. 
l^iraten, tr. marry ; /«/r. get married. 
Reifer, adj, hoarse. [£. hoarse.] 
\llt\\f adj, hot, heated ; violent. 



^ifctt, bi^B/ fleb^i^en, tr. bid, com- 

mand; /»/r. be calied or named; 

mean, signify, be ; bad b^i^t that is 

to say. 
bcUetr adj, bright, cheerful. 
^iterfeit, /. merriment, gayety. 
^Ibf m, w. hero. 

^Ibenblut, n. -ed, blood of heroes. 
^Ibenlicb, n. -e9, -er, heroic song. 
^Ibenmitt, m, -(e)d, heroism. 
belbcnmfttig, adj, heroic. 
^Ibetltbttt,/. TT. heroic deed. 
bclfeit, %oX\, gebolfen, intr. b. (rfa/.), 

help ; reß. care <7r shift for oneself. 
bcHr a<(f . clear, bright ; loud. 
^Il(e)barbie'r, m, -(e)§, -e, halber- 

dier. [Swabia.] 

^Oer, m, -i, — , farthing. [^aO in 
^Intr m, -(e)d/ -t, helmet. 
^Wblbeilr n. -S, —, little Shirt. 
^MllCr/. w. hen. 
bcr» a</z'. here, hither, this way, towards 

the Speaker or scene; along; ago; 

oßen follows a noun governed by a 

preposition indicating the direction 

of a movement^ p. lo, L 14 ; used as 

a separable preß X, 
bcrab^ adv, and sep, accented preßx, 

down here, down from, down. 
bcrabbliifeilr intr, b./ look down. 
berabgebeit, ging — , -gegangen, intr, 

\,, go or come down, descend. 
berabfontme«, fam — , -getommen, 

intr, come down, decline; be re> 

duced. 
berablaifcttr lieft — , -geloffen, tr, let 

down ; reß, descend ; stoop, conde- 

scend. 
bevabregtiett, sep, intr, b-, rain down. 
berabriefclnb, part. adj. dropping, 

rippling, drizzling. 
berabrufeit, rief — , -gerufen, tr, and 

intr, b., call down. 
berabfibitfeii, jcboft — , -gefcboffen, intr, 

\., and tr, shoot down. 



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^raftfiitteitr fanl — , -flcfunicn, intr, 

\., sink down. 
lieratt'y adv. and sep. preßx, signißes 

approach ; hither, near ; on ; up 

to. 
lyeraiifoiitittett, !dm — , -gefotnmen, 

intr. \., come on, approach. 
lifcranräifeK, sep. intr. \., draw near, 

approach. 
Iieranfl^ringeit, fprang — , -{jef J»runfl«n, 

intr. l)., spring forward. 
licrantrcten, trat — , -ßetretcn, m/r. 

]^., Step near, approach. 
l^rilMf'r O'dv. and sep. prefix^ up, up- 

ward, toward the Speaker or point in 

question. 
l|eraiifnitt0en, Hang —, -Reifungen, 

intr. \., sound up, resound. 
lyerauftummeitr !am — , -gelommen, 

intr. \., come up. 
lyerattflangett, sep. intr. (}., reach up. 
I^evaiiffteigcitr ftieg — , -fle|licöcn, intr. 

\ , climb up, ascend. 
^craitfatelieit, jog — , -gegofl««/ ^- »«d 

/«/r. draw up; go up. 
\ftxwxh' t adv. and sep. prefix^ out of, 

out ; from, forth. 
I^craitdibrtttgett, brachte — , -gebracht, 

tr. bring out. 
l^eraudfanett, fict —, -gefallen, intr. 

f., fall from. 
l^emuSgeiett, gab —, -gegeben, tr. 

give out ; return change ; publish. 
I^eraudgeliett, ging — , -gegangen, intr. 

\„ go out. 
Ileraudl^elfeit, l^alf —, -flc^olfen, tr. 

help out, get out. 
i^eratt^Yommett, fam — , -flefommen, 

intr. f., come out, appeär; become 

known. 
^erau^lalfett, lie^ — , -flclaffen, tr. let 

out, suffer to go out. 
^erattdtte^men, na^m — , -genommen, 

tr. take out ; reß. presume, dare. 
^erattd)iitl{eitr tr, dress up, adorn. 



IcrtHiff^tefeii, f(^o§ — , -gcfd&offen, tr. 

shoot out ; intr. rush out. 
l^ercHdfi^Iei^eit, f(((i(^ — , -ijeft^Itt^n, 

intr. \,, creep forth, steal out. 
^ratt^ftcfflcreiir /r. dress, fit out. 

[fiaffieren, fr. Span.; cf. ©toff and 

F. Stoffe.] 
lpcr<iiiflelleit, sep. tr. place out ; refl. 

be shown t^r proved. 
lycrandflolett, pie^ — , -gcjlo|en, /r. 

push out ; utter. 
I|eratt#t»iiikett, manb — , -getounben, 

r^. extricate oneself. 
^rottd^ielien, 30g — , -gejogen, tr. 

and intr. draw out, draw. 
\lltt^t\'f adv. and sep. preßXy hither, 

this way, forward, up, on. 
lierftei'eilCH, sep. ititr. f. ^r ^., hasten 

towards or along. 
I^er(eil)0leii, sep. tr. fetch. 
^erüeimfeii, rief — , -gerufen, tr. call 

hither, call up. 
l^cr(etfi^(eid|eii, fi^Ud^ — , -gef(^|U(^n, 

intr. f., steal or glide forward. 
^crbeiftftnitcil, intr. %., rush ^r dash by. 
^rfterge, /. w. shelter, quarters ; inn ; 

entertainment. [$eer bergen, shelter 

f or an army, E. harbor.] [vest.] 

^rüft, m. -eS, -t, autumn. [E. har- 
Ireriringett, bra(^te — , -gebrai^t, tr. 

bring hither ; establish by custom or 

law; part. hergebracht, customary, 

traditional. 
^rb, m. -e3, -t. hearth. 
^tx^ff. w. herd, flock. 
^rbengtoffer/. w. bell of the herd. 
^rbfener, «. -§, — , fire on the hearth. 
Iperf ttt'r ö<^v« ««^ sep.preßXf in hither, 

into, in ; l^erein ! come in I 
l|eretitbred|eitr brac^— , -^ebroil^en, intr. 

t, break in, draws near. 
^ereinbrtngeitr brang — , -gebrungen, 

intr. f., press in, penetrate. 
^eretnfalteit, fiel — , -gefallen, intr. 

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^rciiit0iitiiietir (am —, -()e(ommen, 

intt, \., come in, enter. 
^rciiifc^iticit, fielen — , -^jef^iicncn, 

intr, \^., shine into. 
I^erciiifi^itfeii, sep tr, send in. 
f^creintreteiir trat —, -getreten, intr, 

f., enter, step in. 
^rfflUeii, fiel —, -<jefoIIen, intr. f., 

fall towards ; — über (ar^.), fall 

upon, attack. 
I^erfliegett, jlofl — , -(jefloöen, intr. f., 

fly near, come flying. 
^ergel^cn, fling — , -fleoangen, intr. f., 

walk atong. 
^ertttgr *n. -§, -e, herring. 
^rmelin'r ^' and m., -d, -e, ermine. 

\dim. front ^arm(e), weasel.] 
^fltad^^r <idv. afterwards. 
^rolb, m. -i, -e, herald. 
^rr, m. -n. -tn, master, employer ; 

lord, Lord; gentleman, Mr., Sir. 
^rrettl^attd, n. -e^, ^t, lord's house, 

manor house ; House of Lords. 
^crrin, /. w. lady, mistress. 
fftttiiälf .adj. splendid, magnificent, 

glorious. 
^rrliflltctt, /. w. glory, splendor, mag- 

nificence. 
^rrfd^nft, /. w. lordship, dominion, 

sovereignty; meine — , master or 

mistress ; //. gentlemen. 
^rrfl^llr intr. \^., rule, govern; pre- 

vail, exist. 
^rrfi^tr m. -^, — , ruler, monarch. 
lyerftcKeilr sep. tr.y restore, re-estab- 

lish. 
IjfCrtt'lier, adv. and sep. prefix^ across, 

to this side, over; toward the 

Speaker or the point in question. 
^erüberff^aHett, w. intr. \., echo or 

sound across. 
\lfiXWBX'f adv. and sep. prcßXy around, 

about. 
l^enttnblftteit, sep. tr. tum around ; 

r^. turn oneself. 



^ntntgclfeii, ging — , -gegangen, intr. 

f ., go about, walk around. 
lyemmiagriir sep. intr. ^., hunt about; 

chase, rush ; gallop around. 
I^ernmlaitfeii, lief—, -gelaufen, intr. 

\., run about ; ramble, stroll. 
fientntflPriiigeii, f^jrang — , -flefprun* 

gen, intr.]., leap around, jump about. 
^ernmlftttieHfV^/. intr. ^., dance about. 
^mmtraiii^iereii tr. carve (around). 
^ernmioerfeH, marf — , -getoorfen, 

throw about ; turn. 
^emittcr, adv. and sep. pref. down 

from, downward, down. 
lycrnntergCeitcii, gUtt — , -geglitten, 

intr. f., slide down. 
l)criiiitcrlian0eit or -fySngeii, {^ing — , 

-gehangelt, intr. hang down, be sus- 

pended. 
Ipcritiiterfieficiir \tb — , -gel>oben, tr. 

lift down. 
lyerttitterfielfeitr tialf — , -gel^olfen, tr. 

help down. 
^ermitertdiitiiiciir (am —, -ge(ommen, 

intr. \., come down. 
l^erimterlcITeii, lie^ — , -getaffen, tr. 

let down. 
lierttiitcrfleigeti, flieg — , -gediegen, 

intr. l). or\., come down, descend. 
l^erHor', adv. and sep. preßx, forth, 

forward, out of. 
l^ertoortrcdpeit, bra<ft — , -gebrochen, 

intr. \., break out, come forth, ap- 

pear. 
Ilemorgel^eii, ging — , -gegangen, intr. 
.f., go forth, leave; transpire, result, 

follow. 
^erkiorragenr sep. intr. project, tower 

up, be prominent. 
f^ertiorfitcigeit, flieg — , -gefliegen, intr. 

f., climb out or forth. 
Iiertoortreten, trat — , -getreten, intr. 

f., Step forth, appear; be prominent. 
lyertiorsielieK, 30g — , -gebogen, tr, 

draw forth, pull out. 



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^hf «• -<ttS, -<n, heart; am — 

near the heart; Don — , heartily, 

cordially ; ein — f äffen, take heart. 
^era^CM, n. -%, little heart ; darling. 
^r^if e«, sep. tr. show, exhilut. 
^r^eii, /r. embrace, caress. 
\fiX^jaA%^i, adj. kind-hearted. 
l^r^ttftf adj. courageous, resolute. 
^t^%t adj, charming, sweet. 
ffftt^i^, adj. hearty ; — gern, with all 

one's heart. 
^tS0g, m. -i, -e or 'e, duke. 
%tx^%\\äi, adj, ducaL 
^{fc, m. w. a Hessian ; Reffen, ». -i, 

a grand-duchy in western Germany. 
leuer, adv. this year. [hiu jäni, in 

this year. 
^»te, adv, tcHlay. 
letitig, adj. present. 
^C<f /• Vf. witch. 
^ie = ^ier. 
^icmit = tiiermit. 

Ifictiif bcn, adv. here below, on the earth. 
^ier, adv. here ; — unb ta, here and 

there, now and then. 
I^iertllf , adv. hereupon, thereupon. 
%itt\ttx, adv. hither, here. 
l|ierl|iii, adv. hither. 
lyierntit, adv. herewith, with this. 
Ilictnai^f adv. after this, afterward. 
^ierfeiii, n. -%, presenc». 
^ierfticr, adv. over here; on this ac- 

count ; at this. 
^tlfer /. help, aid. 
^ilflo^gleit, /. helplessness. 
^ilfimtttrl, n. -%, — , help, succor; 

expedient; remedy. 
^tmicrrbiiff^r >»., -t^, 'C, raspberry 

bush. [^inb(e), bind, and ^tie, 

berry.] 
^imme^ m. S, — , heaven. 
ffimmtlhiau, adj. sky-blue. 
Iltmmlifdlr f^äj. heavenly, divine. 
Iliti, adv. and sep. accented prefrx, 

hence, thither, along away ; — unb 



^r, to and f ro, hither and thitber ; 

— unb WtebeT/ here and there, now 

and again, once in a while; ^tn is 

used as an adverb of direction^ fol- 

lawing a naun governed by a prep^ 

osition, 
limir adv. and sep.pr^x^ down. 
^{««Ige^ttr flino —, -^eganoen, intr. 

\.t go or walk down, desoend. 
l^inaislci^tt» QÜtt — . -flefllitten. intr. 

\., glide or slide down. 
^toaitaffcH, fiel — , -gefaffen, tr. let 

down, lower. 
ttotlticl^meii, na^m —, genommen, 

tr. take down, carry down. 
l^iKakfilireitCK, fi^ritt —, -gefi^ritten, 

ifUr. \., Step down, stride down. 
^toOfc^eti, fa^ — , -gefe^en, intr. \^., 

look down. 
^totifltrigCK, {Iteo —, -flejlieoen, intr. 

\., Step down, desoend. 
^iiMiaie^li, )og — , -gejoflen, tr. draw 

down, involve ; intr. \., draw down, 

extend. 
Itoait^, adv. and sep. accented preßx, 

up to ; often with a preceding acc, 

p. I02, 1. II. 

^iNM'HiegC«, flog — , -flcHoöen, intr, 

f., fly up to, asoend, scale. 
l^illAIlf^, adv. and sep. preßx^ up, up 

to ; henoe, toward. 
^iHMfilitfril, sep. intr. \., look or 

glance upward. 
l|{|iMf1licgcii, flofl — , -gefloflen, intr, 

^. or\., fly up. 
IfiiiAufgclyeiir öinfl — , -geflanöen, intr. 

\., go up, ascend. 
^itMnftlettent, tr. climb up. 
I|iiiait(l<itfeii, lief — , -gelaufen, intr, 

\., run up. [call up. 

hinauf rnfetir rief — , -gerufen, intr. \., 
liiitattffelieit, fa^ — , -flefe^en, intr. f., 

look up ; to (ju or an). 
Iliitaitffleigcii, ^ieg — , -flefiiegen, intr, 

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i^iltllttd'f adv, and sep. prefixy out, 

hence, forth, thither; ahead, along, 

beyond. 
l^itKttdft^reii, fu^r — , -(jefal^rcn, intr. 

\., drive away, rush forth; mit bem 

l(o))fe — , thrust the head out. 
i^ittaudflicfleiir flog — , -gefloflen, intr. 

f., fly forth or away. 
IfinattiSfliellcii, jlo^ — , -(jeflol^en, intr, 

\., flee away. 
Ijlittattdgelieiir (jtnfl — , -gegangen, m/r. 

f ., go out, leave ; — na(!6, open upon, 

face. 
l^iitatti98(eUrti, glitt — , -geglitten, intr. 

\., glide out, slip. 
liinatt^liiclfett, ^alf — , -geliolfen, intr. 

\^.f help forth, — out or away. 
I^inandjagcii, j^f/. /r. chase <7r drive 

out, expel. 
Ijliiiaiidfoiiimeii, !om — , -gefommen, 

intr. \,, come out ; barauf — , tend 

to, have that purport. 
t^tnandfdiatteiir sep. intr. \., look out. 
l^inandfi^ieleii, \fyi\ —, -flejdjojfen, 

intr. \^., shoot out ; overshoot. 
llittan^fd^wimmtitr f(^n)amm —, -ge^ 

f(^t90mmen, ««/r. j. ör ^., swim forth 

or along. 
Mn«udfrl|rii, fal^ — , -gefe^en, intr. \., 

look out ; at (ju) ; upon (auf) ; 

toward (na^) ; overlook, — über 

{acc). 
|ltnaiidf)prttigeii, f prang — , -gefprun= 

gen, intr. f., leap forth or away. 
lyitMiidtretcit, trat — , -getreten, intr. 

f., Step out, walk out. 
I^inatldtliatlkeritr intr. f. /rm/ I|., wan- 
der forth or away. 
IjinaiiiStiierfeii, »arf — , -geworfen, /r. 

cast out ; expel ; refl. project over. 
Ijiitiattdiieliett, 30g — , -gebogen, intr. 
% f ., go ör march out. 
lj|itt(efiteneit, tr. appoint (a meeting), 

summon {to a given place). 
lltnintfcttr sep. intr. l)., look toward, 

look away. 



^{iikeitteii, bac^ite — , -flebo(ftt, intr. %, 

direct one's tlioughts, think of, 
lliubttril^', adv. and sep.preßx^ through, 

throughout; gwifi^en . . . I|inbur(^, 

through the midst. 
liritlbltrd|bU<|eii, sep, intr. ]^., gleam 

through, shine through. 
^inbttri^Iaffeti, liefe — , -gelaffen, tr. 

let through, admit. [Hindustan. 

MttbMfita'ltifd^r adj. Hindustani, of 
%\XLtW, adv. and sep. prefix^ in, into. 
Ipineinbii^tm, sep. intr. I)., add to in 

composition ; interweave. 
btnetnfreffen, frafe — , -gefreffen, intr, 

b-, eat into. 
bineittgeliieit, ging — , -gegangen, intr. 

f., go in, enter, join. 
bineingreifett, griff — , -gegriffen, intr. 

\., reach in. 
btneinlebeitr sep. intr. \., in ben Sog 

— , live for the day, take things as 

they come. 
bineintegcitr sep. tr. lay or place within. 
bineinffbaMCttr sep. intr. b., look in. 
bineinfibieben, f^ob — , -geft^oben, tr. 

push or shove in. 
biitf tnfibreibeii, fcbrieb — , -geft^rieben, 

tr. write in ; interpolate. 
bineinfeben, fa^ •— , -^efeben, intr. \„ 

look in ; mit — , look on with. 
bineinfetfen, sep. tr. set or put in. 
bineinfteifeti, sep. tr. stick or put in. 
bineinftetgen, flieg — , -gefliegen, intr. 

f., Step in, enter. 
binfinftfirjeti, sep. intr. f., rush or 

plunge in ; tr. and reß. cast in. 
bineintbuitr tl^at — , -«etban, /r.put in. 
bineintreten, trat — , -getreten, intr. 

f., Step in, enter. 
bineiti5toängetir tr. press or force in. 
binfalteit, fiel — , -gefallen, intr. \., 

fall down. 
binHitbett, flofe — , -gefloffen, intr. \., 

flow along or away. 
binf üblen, sep. intr. ^., feel along; 
grope ; fi<l^ — , feel one's way along. 



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^mg c'gen, adv, on the contrary, on the 

other hand. 
^utgelycHr flina — , -ijeflaiiflcn, intr. ]., 

go thither, go away ; go along. 
fytngertffeii, part. adj. carried away ; 

transported,enraptured. [^inrei$en.] 
Il^iltgrttferil, sep, tr. or intr. greet, di- 

rect a greeting. 
I^ittgntfeil, intr, \^., look or glance at 

or thither. 
fpinlioltcii, ^iclt — , -öet)a(ten, tr, hold 

out ; put oflf, delay, keep in suspense. 
\liiniXtipptn, tr. clap or clatter away. 
^infommeii, fam —, -öcfommen, intr. 

\., come or go to; arrive at. 
I^inlaufcti, lief — , -flelaujen, intr. f., 

run thither, run away ; pass. 
Ipinlcgm, sep. tr. to lay away or aside ; 

put down. 
(Rinnen, adv. hence; Don — , from 

hence. 
l^ill)POffrn, sep. intr. %., fit, suit. 
lyiniiKalmeti, sep, intr, ))., smoke 

away. 
l|infel|CK, fa^ — , -gelegen, intr. \^„ 

look {there)j glance ; »or fl(^ — , look 

before one. 
^ittfctfCtl, sep. tr. set or put down. 
l|infinfcii, \axd —, -öejunfen, intr. ]., 

sink down, drop. 
l|inf|prrf^eii, |pra<i — . flejproc^n, intr. 

})., speak out. 
llinter, prep. with dat. in a iocative 

sense, behind, or acc, indicating tno- 

tionj after ; used also as adv. and as 

sep. prefix. 
^interfitl, m. -e§, "z, hind foot. 
^intergrititb, m. ~(e)^, H, background. 
^titterf|Ottd, 7t. -eS, "er, rear of a house ; 

rear house. 
^inter^rr, adv. along after ; afterwards. 
Ilinterlaffen, liefe — , -flelojfen, tr. 

leave behind, leave (an inheritance). 
hinter (alTnng,/. leaving behind. 
Hinterteil, m. -%, -e« rear part ; stern. 



Htiitrrt^iir(e),/. -w. back door. 
ttiitretcii, trat — , getreten, intr, \., 

Step {thither or iowards a place), 
^inft'ber, adv. and sep. preßxy over. 

across. 
IptKiitergelyett, ging —, -gegangen, intr. 

f., go over. 
l^ittMerlanfeii, lief — , -«eloufen, intr. 

\., run over, run across. 
^inttberreif^eii, sep, intr, %., reach 

across (to) ; tr. offer, present. 
l^ittüberriiberti, sep, intr, |., row 

across. 
Iptiiikberfel^eit, ja^ — , -ge|el)en, intr, !>., 

glance over or across. 
l^tnikbertrtgeii, trug — , -getragen, tr, 

carry across (to). 
^inMertretcn, trat — , -getreten, intr, 

f., Step over, cross over. 
lyinnil'tcrr adv. and sep. prefix^ down. 

downward. 
Ijltnmiterfiltlfeil, sep, intr, ^., glance or 

look down. 
iliniittterliangett, ()ing — , -gef^angen, 

intr. f., hang down ; droop. 
llinnnterlietfeii, ^alf — , -^eljolfen, tr, 

help down. 
Ipimmterfammen, Xom — , -üefommen, 

intr. f., come down. 
fpinunter^ielyeiir jog — , -gejogen, tr, 

draw or pull down. 
lyinnieg^ adv, and sep. prefix^ away, 

off, forth. 
l|tn)9egf)»riitgett, fprang — , -gefprun« 

gen, intr, ^. or f., spring or leap 

away. 
l^iitloegflttniieii, intr. ^., dash away. 
Ipinmenben, roanbte — , -^eroanbt, refl, 

tum (towards), 
Ifin^iefien, 30g — , -gejogen, tr, draw 

towards, attract. 
tliXi^W, adv, and sep. prefix^ to, to- 

wards; in addition. 
t^in^itfitgen, sep. tr. add, join. 
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^irtettfaflPflir, m. -%, Caspar, the herd- 

boy. . 
%\\t^anxi\^, adj, Spanish. 
^it^e,/. heat. 

tl\%i%, adj. hot, ardent ; hot-tempered. 
I|0d| (^5^eTr ^ö<^fi)' 'u>hen decltned ^o^» 

adj, high, tall ; great ; adv. highly, 

very; \V^tx, more highly; ^öf^ß, in 

the highest degree. 
IjlOf^af^tttngdttoa, adj. (most) respectf ul. 
^m^tfltfir', m. -3, -t, or 't, high-altar. 
ftO^htqlMt, part. adj. highly blessed. 
\ßt^\t\xt\%, adj. long-legged. 
^ddicirfreitt, part. adj. highly pleased, 

delighted. 
l|0l|geiCRC^eU, part. adj. highly 

blessed. [/r. benebeien.] 
^Of^mut, m. -ed, arrogancci insolence. 
^öf^flettd, a^r. at the most, at the 

highest. 
^Ofi^^eÜ, /. w. wedding. 
^m^^ettdangclcfieitliciteii, //. wedding 

arrangements. 
^•f, m. -€8, *e, court; yard; farm, 

estate ; — machen, pay court. 
aufbaute,/, w. lady of honor. 
lluffeil, tr. hope; intr. — ouf {acc.)f 

hope f or. 
Hoffnung, /. w. hope. 
Ipoffntttt0$reiifp, adj. füll of hope. 
t^of^nun^^^oUf adj. hopeful, sanguine. 
^ofraum, m. -e§, H, yard, court. 
^offlaat, m. -e^, household (of a 

prince) ; retinue ; court dress. 
^04e, /. height ; summit ; hill ; in bie 

— fo^reit/ Start up ; in bie — lieben, 

raise, lift up. 
I^ofltitf f. tu. highness. 
^o^enftanfe, m. w. Hohenstaufen, 

member of the imperial dynasty of 

Hohenstauffen in Swabia (1138- 

1254). 
||0f|(, adj. hoUow. 
$d^(e, /. w. hoUow, cave. 
^ü^ttifl^, adj. scornful, mocking. 



I^Dlb, adj. lovely, kind, sweet, gracious ; 

— fein {dat. of per5.\ favor, be fond 

of. 
lUPfcn, tr. fetch, {go and)j get, obtain. 
^naünbcrr m. -%, —, Hollander. 
^0rit ! tnterj. halloo ! 
^olfteitt, n. -^, a former dukedom, now 

part of the Prussian province of 

Schleswig-Holstein. 
^0(5, n. -eS, "er, wood, fuel; woods, 

forest. 
^»liÄSt, /. -e, wood-axe. 
lydl^cm, adj. wooden. 
^oCjfäner, m.-^, — , wood-cutter. 
^ti^WXttt m.-%, — , wood-cutter. 
^tX^Unit,/. w. club. 
^0l5ltng,/. w. cutting of wood ; forest. 
^Oltigr m. -%, honey. 
Hopfengarten, m. -4, ^, hop-garden. 
^ordjien, intr. f^., listen, hearken. 
ffivhüt, adj. audible. 
Ipdren, tr. hear; — auf {acc.)^ heed, 

listen to, obey. 
^om, n. -t^, ^x, hörn. 
^tt, tnterj. ugh ! implying terror, dread. 
l|tt(, archaic for ^ob, pret. <?/ lieben. 
Ipttiif4, adj. pretty, nice. \prig. ^5fif(^.] 
^nf , m. -eS, -t, hoof. 
^nfff^lag, m. -d, H, beat öf hoofs. 
^ftfte,/. w. hip. 
Hnl^n, n. -(e)8, «er, fowl. 
Httf)nerl|au^, n. -eS, ^x, poultry-house. 
Hill|tterfd|)oarm, m. -(e)§, 'e» chick- 

weed. 
^ttlb,/. grace, favor; affection. 
Hülle,/, w. covering ; in — unb 8füU«/ 

in abundance, in plenty. 
fifillenr iv. tr. Cover, envelop, wrap (in). 
Hftlfenborn, m. -8, heather, 
Hnnb, m. -e§, -t, dog. 
Ijittnbert, num. hundred. 
Iinnbertjälyrig, adj. lasting a hundred 

years ; hundred years old. 
Ipnnberttottfenb, num. adj. hundred 

thousand. 



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iKMkertMKifc, adv. by the hundred. 

^miger, m, -^, hunger. 

IllIRgcni, impers. witk acc. of ptrson^ 

hunger, be hungry. 
I^nngrig, adj. hungry. 
I|llff|eil, intr, \., gUde {noiseUssly). 



^Ht, m, -^%, 't, hat. 
ipttttN, tr. watch, guard. 
^tcr, M. -8, — , guard, keeper. 
^«tf«M<4*«(r /• «'• hat4>ox. 
^ttCf /. w. hut, cottage. 



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il^, pers, pron, I. 

3f9, «. -^, -S. ego, seif. 

il^r, poss.pron. her, their. [^<f «. ^ jt«.] 

3^11?, poss. pron. your. 

Stmtiltiit, n. -^, Iconium, now Konia, 

in the oenter of Asia Minor, capital 

of ancient Lycaonia« 
31lllfi0ll% /. w. illusion. [/^.] 
Smntenfer, /. Immensee, a lake and 

estate giving the title to the story, p. 

135. There is a picturesque hamlet 

on Lake Zug at the foot of the Rigi, 

of this name. 
int = in bem. 
immer, adv. ever, always, constantly, 

still ; however, nevertheless, anyhow ; 

with imp, emphatic^ do, in any event ; 

lends indeßniteness to relative pro- 

nouns and adverbs = -ever, in 

" whoever," " wherever " ; — entlang, 

straight along; — nit^t, never; — 

toieber, again and again. 
immerbar, adv. always. [ie = je, 

mer = nicftt.] 
immerfort, adv. evermore, conti nually. 
in, Prep, with dat.^ temp. or locat.^ in ; 

acc, into, to. 
inirfttlftigUlil, adj. ardent, fervent. 

[Srunfl Zubrennen ] 
inbem'r adv, meanwhile; conj. while, 

at the same time. [in bem.] 
inbed, inbeffen* adv, meanwhile, how- 
ever ; conj. while. \prep, innen and 

bed.] 
I^nbien, n. -3, India. 



3nbi»ibHMm, ».-S. //. 3nbtbibuen, in- 

dividual. [/!,.l 
Snfanterift', m, w, infantry soldier. 

^VL%^U, m, -d, e. content, purport. 
inne, adv. and sep. prefix^ within, in 

the midst. 
inneliabeii, l(^atte —, -gehabt, tr, pos- 

sess ; occupy {an oßce). 
innehalten, ^ielt — , -(je^alten, tr. hold 

back ; detain ; bie ^z\i — , keep one's 

appointment ; intr, ]^., stop, discon- 

tinue. 
initemerbett, nurbe —, -iiemorben {g:en, 

or acc), peroeive. 
inner, adj, inner, interior. 
3nnere(d), n. decl, as adj. interior; 

im 3nnern, within. 
innig, adj. intimate; cordial, hearty. 
ind = in ^cA. 
Snfetöberg, m. -S, mountain in Thu- 

ringia (916 m high), near Friedrichs- 

roda. 
indgefamt, adv. altogether, in a body. 
inftrnieren, tr. instruct. \F. instrulre.] 
3nflhrnment', n.-^, -t, Instrument. [/..] 
Sntettigeni^ /. intelligence. [F.] 
intereffteren, tr. interest. [F. int^res- 

ser.] 
inmenbig, adj, interior, in ward. 
tn^mifdien, adv, in the meantime. [fr. 

en = in, and ^mtfc^en, dat. pl. ofobs, 

adj. 3tt)i|(^>, " two-fold."] 
irbifdp, adj. earthly. [dtbe.] 
irgenb, adv. {before prons.) any, some; 



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— eilt/ some one, any one ; — tt)o, 

anywhere, some; somewhere. 
irrcitr intr. \n., err, go astrey. 
Srrtttnt, m. -S, 'er, error, mistake. 
Sftttt' II* (Angelus), m. Isaac, Roman 

Emperor of the East, 1185-95 and 

1203-4. 



3fcgHm, m. -§, Isengrim, the name of 
the wolf in the Latin animal-epic of 
[sengrimus of the i2th Century, per- 
petuated in impart, in the legends of 
Reinike Fuchs. 

Sttlten, n. -H, Italy. 



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|a, adv, yes ; surely, indeed, you know ; 

of course, to be sure; — X00%\, yes 

indeed. 
3o0^r /• ^* chase, hunt. 
3agbfalf(e), m. w. hunting falcon. 
StfibgrrSt, n. -d, hunting implements. 
Sagk^ttltb, m. -ti, -e, hound. 
jagen, tr. f^., hunt; chase, drive ; intr. 

}., race, rush, gallop. 
Sfiger, m. -8, — , huntsman. 
3Sgerl|aiid, n. -eS, 'ex, hunter's house, 

lodge. [hunter. 

3SgerTll«li(e), m. w. hunter boy, young 
SJigerlieb, n. -§, "ex, hunter's song. 
jftip, adj. steep, abrupt. 
3al|r, ». -e%, -e, year. 
Saljireifrifl,/. w. space of a year, whole 

year. 
3a^rl)ittt'bert, n. -%, -e, Century. 
Saliirtfiti'fenbr n.-^, -e, thousand years, 

millennium. 
Santmer, m. -$, misery ; lamentation. 
jftmiiterlif^, aJj. miserable, lamentable. 
jamment, intr. f^., lament, mourn; wail. 
Sannarr m. -9, January. 
japptn, intr. f)., gape, pant. [shout. 
jaitfi^^eii, intr. exult, rejoice; cheer, 
jaitl^^enb, /art, adj. exultant, jubilant. 
Satoort, n. -d, consent. 
je, adv. ever, always, aye ; {before com- 

paratives\ the ; Je . . . beflo, the . . . 

the. 
jebenfalllr adv. at all events, in any 

case. [jeben = jebeS, gen.\ 
jeber, jebe, jebeS, adj. each, either, 



every ; any ; ein jeber, every or each 

one, everybody ; jebeS, all 
jeberiiiailll,/r0».-d^ every one, any one. 
jebofl^', adv. however, nevertheless. 
jeglifl^, adj. each, every. 
jemaUr adv. ever. [je SRal, gen.\ 
jemanb, pron. any one, some one. [je 

and Sllann -j- b.] [mine.] 

jemine, interj. indeed. \L. Jesu do- 
jener, jene, jeneS/ demons. adj. and 

pron. that, the former. [beyond. 

jenfeitd, adv. (gen.) on the other side, 
3ern'fa(em, n. -8, Jerusalem. 
itift anditiiO {archaic)^ adv. now. 
jei^nnb, obs.for\e%\. 
3od|, n. -e%, -e, yoke. 
Z^ppüt n. -%, Jaffa. 
3nbe(, m. -^, exultation, rejoicing. 

[LJ.. jubilus.] 
jttbeln, intr. %., rejoice, exult. 
jnbelnb, part. adj. exulting, jubilant. 
Sngenb,/. youth. [jung.] 
Sttgenbfraf t, /. vigor of youth. 
jnng, adj. young. 
Snnge, m. w. lad, boy, fellow. 
^nngfran, /. w. virgin, maid. 
3ttnggefell(e), m. w. bachelor. 
SttngUttg, m. -%, -e, youth. 
3ttttl, m. -4, June. [L. Junius.] 
Snnter, m. -§, —, squire, young noble- 

man. [junc == jung, herre, ^err.] 
^tttlanbr n. -9, Jutland, a peninsula 

north of Schleswig-Holstein, belong 

ing to Denmark. 
Stttiielier^ m. -8, -e, jeweler. [F.] 



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n 



Ä«f fee, »f. -ö, coffee. {Turk, Arab.'\ 
fttficeiitafil'tiie, /. w. apparatus for 

making coffee ; coffee^Kyt. 
SrSfit, m. S, -e, cage. 
talfr aäj. bare, barren, bald; empty, 

dulL [cf. E. callow.] 
ftali«, m. -d, 'e, skiff, boat. 
ftcifrr, m. -S, — , emperor. [Caesar.] 
ftiferliflf a<^'. imperial. 
ftaifeirf4|mtttf, m. -e§, imperial Orna- 
ments. 
A«ifcrtitc(r ;«. -5, — , imperial title. 
ft«lif(C)r OT. T<;. calif. 
ftalifiii, /. w. wife of the calif. 
Aafmftifr, m. w. Calmuck. 
falt (faiter, fältcfl), adj. cold. 
Aamcrab', m. zc. comrade. [F., L. see 

Pammer.] 
ftamerab'fd^aftr /. good fellowship. 

friendship. 
Aamiil'filttd, m. -t%, -t, mantelpiece. 

[L. caminus, ©imS, border.] 
Jtantnir m. -ed, ^e, comb. 
fSmmeii, /r. comb. 
Kammer r /. v. Chamber, room. [L. 

camara.] 
fiammerbifner, m. valet. [/^. valet de 

chambre.] 
Sümmtvtitrr, m. w. chamberlain. 
itftntmcririn, n. -%, — , small room, 

bedroom. 
ftamlpf, m. -c§, i^e, combat, struggle, 

fight. 
tänMlfett, ir. or intr. fight. 
fianMPfedlttfi, /. ''e, joy in battle, desire 

for combat. 
ktmaV, m. -{t)%, "e, Channel, canal. 

[F. L.] 
Stüna'titnrtoqti, m. -%, 'e, canary. 

\S. canaria.] 
ftano'ttf , /. w. cannon. \F. canon.] 
Aann'iiciigrfirttll, ».-§, roar of cannon. 



ftm^tra, or ftmtan^ (/r. a^ in F.) 
m. -%, -e or -%, canton. [F,] 

Atn^lrr, m, -%, — , chancellor. {Stan^ 
ItX, L. cancelli, lattice.] 

ITtlieac, /. TV. chapel. \M. L. capella.] 

ftalPlAM, m. -%, -e, chaplain. [Af. L. 
capellanus.] 

9üppt, /. w. cap, hood, cowl. [Af, L. 
cappa, mantle, E. cope.] 

Aar! Ux ®x9%t, Charles the Great 
(742-«i4), King of the Franks (768), 
Emperor of the West (800), //. 95- 

99- 
StüxX %tt ^ttlifte, Charles the Fifth 

(1500-15 58), King of Spain (15 16) 

Emperor of Germany (15 19-1 5 56), 

//. 76, 112. 
Aar off e,/. w. state carriage. [F. and 

lial.] 
Sranrenfttlyrmert, n. -%, -e, cart. [L, 

camis.] 
farrtf rt, part, adj. checked. [/r. Xox- 

rieren, F. carrer.] 
ftartCr /. w. Card. \L, charta.] 
ftartofftl, /. w. potato. [orig. Sartiif » 

fei, li. tartufolo.] 
Aaffc, /. w. money ehest ; cash. [Z^. 

capsa, receptacle.] 
Aafttti, m. -§, —, ehest. 
fiafndr »«• — , — / case, event, Situation. 

[£.] 
Ilater, m, -%, —, male cat. [Gr.] 

tat^o'Iifl^, adj. catholic, universal. 
Aa^ie, /. w. cat. 

raufen, tr. buy. \cf. E, cheapen.] 
ftanfmanti, m. -ti, "tx or -(eute, 

merchant. 
faiim, adv. hardly, scarcely, barely. 
AaHaUrr', m. -%, -e, cavalier. [/^.] 
Aeljle, /. w. throat. 
teuren, tr. tum , refl. turn ; in fi^i 0^* 

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fcileil, ir, wedge ; collog. thrash. 
SttiUvti, f. w. fight, row. 
lein, leine, lein, adj, no one, not any. 
9ttU^, m. -ti, -t, cup, calyx. [L. calix, 

cf. E. chalice.] [rium.] 

fteUer, m, -%, — , cellar. [M. L. cella- 
ftellert|iUr(e)r /. w. cellar door. 
ftcttertre|»|»e, /. w. cellar stairs. 
ftenner, i». -d, —, waiter, butler. [Z,. 

cellenarius.] 
rcmteii, lannte, gelonnt, tr. know, be 

acquainted Vith. 
ftenntnid, /. -<ff)e/ knowfedge. 
tCNKtni^reii^, <7^'. rieh in information, 

leamed. [teristic 

ftemi^if^eil, n. -%, — , mark ; charac- 
Slerfer, m. -%, — , prison. [L. carcer.] 
Äerl, m. -(e)S, -e and -4, fellow. 

{cf, E. churL] 
Sttxyt, /. w. taper, candle. 
ftejfel, m. -%, — , boiler, machine. 
Stttit,/. w. chain. 
Stti^tx, m. -8, — , heretic. 
UtViMt, n. -%, a famous place of pil- 

grimage, just north of Geldern, with 

a wonder-working Image of the Vir- 
gin, placed there in 1642. 
fifrrift, interj, cock-a-doodle<lo. 
ilUibtffil 9lrdlaii, m. Sultan of Iconium 

(1189),/. 103. 
ftiiib, n, -ed, -er, child. 
Kiitbcrauge, n. -d, -n, eye of childhood, 

childlike eye. 
ftiubevei,/. -w, childish things, trifles. 
HittberflPicl, n. -t^, -e, children's 

games. 
IHitberfliiitiite, /. w. voice of children. 
fiinberfhrftnMiffleii, n. -9, —, child's 

sock. 
fttati, ff. -4, -e, chin. 
Äin^Cr/w. church. [G.] 
ftirt^nf Olyne, /. w. church banner. 
itirf^engefaiigr m. -4, H, hymn, chant. 
fttri^eiilelfrer, m. -%, —, teacher, 

church father. 



ftirclentm, m. -%, «e, sacred music; 

hymn, chant. 
Airf^ettberfommlttiig,/. w. synod. 
Itiri^lof r m. -e«, H, churchyard. 
fiir^ff^lMlle, /. w. threshold of a 

church. 
ftiri^hirm, 1». -4, ^e, church tower. 
9iftt, /. w. ehest, box. 
ftlafter, /. w. fathom. 
ftia^t, /. t<;. lament, complaint. 
ftlagelieb, n. -ed, -er, dirge, lament. 
fUgen, /r. or tnir. ^., mourn, complain* 
ftlagetON, m. -9, ^e, plaintive tone. 
niglil^, adj. lamentable, pitiable. 
ftlang, m. -e9, -^, sound, peal. 
Stitipptt\ifiUüUl, m. -%, ^ chatter-bill. 
M«r (llarer, ICarejl), rraCf . clear. 
ftlaffe, /. ze'. class. [L.] 
riatfi^n, iff/r. (zciM mit) clap. 
filcib, ff. -ed, -er, garment, dress. [cf. 

E. cloth.] 
f leiben, tr. clothe, dress. 
ftleibnngr/. w. clothing. 
ftleibnngdfkftif, n. >f9, -e, articie of 

dress. 
Kein, adj, little, small ; trifling, insig- 

nificant. 
Hleinafien, n, -9, Asia Minor, 
ftleinigteit, /. w. trifle, pettiness. 
tleinlcttt, adj. dejected. 
rieinftfibtifi^, adj. provindal. 
ftletfter, m. -8, paste. 
lIlenMPner, m, -8, — , tinsmith, tinker. 
Kettem, intr, f. {^juüith auf), climb. 
klinge, /. w. blade, sword. 
f tingeln, intr. \^., sound, ring. 
Hingen, Hang, gellungen, intr. \^., 

sound, ring. 
flirren, intr, ^., clink, rattle. 
flo|»fen, tr. beat; intr, ^. (iriM an, 

auf, in, acci)^ knock, tap ; beat, throb. 
ftlofter, ff. -9, «-, cloister, monastery, 

convent. \,L, claustrum.] 
Hlnft, /. //. «, cleft, chasm, ravine, 

cavern. 



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nii§ (flüger, flügfl), adj. wise, saga- 

dous, clever, pnident ; artf ul, witty. 
ftiMic, m. w. boy, lad. [r/. E. knave.] 
Ihiatcilfrtllimc, /. tc. boy's voice. 
fNCtfcn, /r. and intr. (mit) crack. 
Ihi«ll» I«. -eS» -e, clap, crack ; — unb 

JSraQ» on a sudden. 
tnalltM, f»/r. 1^., sound, report. 
ftllfllt, m. -{t)i, -e, servant, menial; 

squire, man at arms. [cf. E. knight.] 
fnitfCll, tr. crack, break. 
ftnitfi» w. -e8. -e, courtesy, bow. 
ftüie, n. -8, — <?r -€, knee. 
ftticeilr intr. \^., kneel. 
ftnoil^eN, m. -8, — , bone. 
ftll0|lf, «. -e8, 'e, button. 
9t9i9^%9€^, n. -eSf ^er, buttonhole. 
fnotm, ir, knot, tie in knots. 
IniMPfett, tr. tie, tie to (an). 
ftdiolb, I». -(e)8, -e» gobiin, kobold. 
fto(Hr§, n. -8, Coburg, one of the 

capitals of the Dukedom of Saxe- 

Coburg-Gotha. 
StOf^r >n. -e8, -^« Cook. [Z,. coquus.] 
toileilr ^r. or /«/r. ]()., Cook, boil. 
üüf^tM,/. TT.//, -neu, female cook. 
ftofftr, wi. -8, — , trunk. [F. coffre.] 
ilol)(c,/. w. coal. 

fiollcr, 1«. -8, — , cape, collar ; jacket. 
[F. coUier.] 

Jldln, ;/. -8, Cologne. 

tomifd^r «^'- comical, funny. [G.] 

fomtiMitbiereii, /r. command. 

fommcit, lam, oefommen/ m/r. f., 
come; go; occur; — (äffen, send 
for ; — über {acc.)y come upon ; sur- 
pass. [Fj\ 

üonMPÜment, n. -%, -t, compliment. 

fiottbolen^^ /. w. condolence. [F.] 

Stütlig, tn. -4, -t, king. 

ftdlligrrif^, n.-^,-t, kingdom. 

fidnigdf^tojlr n. -eS, "er, royal castle. 

ftdnigdfofpn, m. -S, H, son of a king, 
prince. 



ftitaig9t0l|trr,/. « daughter of a king, 

prinoess. 
JltaigdHagt, m. S, ^, royal governor. 

[-bogt <^« ^* vocatus.] 
ftfoig^iport, ». -e%, -e, royal word 

(promise). 
tftnneii, tonnte, gelonnt, tr. and modal 

aux.f can, be able, may ; know. 
firarab (III), m. (1093-1152) Conrad 

the Third, Duke of Swabia and 

Franconia, King of Italy (1128), 

German King (1138),/^. 4, 77. 
Stoufiüntiuü^t, n. -%, Constantinople. 
ft9«5C|l(^, n. -%, -t, concept, draft; 

au8 bem — bringen, confuse. [Z^.] 
fto|ifiit«geii, n. -8, Copenhagen, the 

capital of Denmark, on the east 

coast of Seeland. 
St9p\, m. -e8, H, head ; mind. 
St^p\^n, n. -%, — , little head. 
Ao|if(iffeii, n. -8, — , pillow. 
tt9p\mt\t, n. -e8, -e or -tn, headache. 
Iloral'le, / w. coraL 
ft0rb, m. -<e)8, ^, basket. 
ilitr)ieir, m. -4, — , body. [L. corpus.] 
tdr^ierUi^, adJ. bodily, physical. 
fafen, intr. ^., caress; talk intimately, 

Chat. 
ftftfen, n. -%, or Sab Äöfen, a village 

where the railway in the Valley of 

the Saale diverges from the Thurin- 

gian. 
ftofi, /. food, fare; //. Äoflen, cost 

[L. constare, E. cost.] 
foftiar, adJ. costly, precious. 
lofteit, tr. {acc. or dat. offers.) cost. 
f pften, tr. taste, try. [L. gustare, test.] 
Ittftüf^, adJ. precious, costly, delicious. 
Iraf^en, intr. ^., crash. 
Kraft, /. H, strength, vigor, force ; au8 

l^rfiften, with all one*s might. 
Iräftig, adJ. strong, vigorous, healthy. 
ftragfii, m. -8, — , collar, cape ; colloq, 

neck. 
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fräßen, intr. l^., crow. 

Arftmer, m. -^, — , retailer, peddler. 

[Äram, booth.] 
tram^fl^aftr aäj. convulsive. 
ittinl, adj. ill, sick. 
frattfen, tr. grieve, hurt. 
Jtratt^r m. -ed, ^e, wreath, garland. 
ftrfttlilctlt, n. -3, little garland. 
tra<{Cii, tr. Scratch. 
fraitd, ädj. curly. 

Arattt, ». -t^, B^x, plant, herb, weed. 
^atoattenlitotenr »i.-§, — , cravat bow 

or knot. [F.] 
(rebeit'^eit, /r. present, offer. [Z,.] 
Ihreibe, /. w. chalk, crayon. [about. 
ftreid, m. -e§, -e, circle ; im -t, round 
treifi^eitr m/r. \., screech. 
frcifettf intr. 1^., circle about, go or 

pass around. 
firenjr «• -c8/ -C/ cross. [Z,. crux.] 
Irett^cn, /r. mark with a cross; cross 

(oneself). 
ftrett^fniplie,/. zr. banner of the cross. 
Aren^fullrer, m. -d, — , Crusader. 
Itrettsigetl, tr. crucify. 
trfit5liie{f(e), adv. cross wise. 
^<«a^ttfir m- -(e)d, ^/ Crusade. 
frted^en, fro(ft, öefrod&en, m/r. l^., creep. 
firteg, m. -eS, -«, war. 
Iricgeitr tr. colloq. get. 
i^trieger, w. -%, — , warrior, soldier. 
friegertfd^y adj. warlike, military. 
HHegdl^elbr ^- u;. great warrior, hero. 
llriegdolierfite(r)r m. i»/f. a^ a<^'., com- 

mander-in-chief. 
Hvtegdrttlyilt, m. -e§, military glory. 
fitititi^traiiid, m. stuflT and nonsense. 
^^^^'^r /• u'. crib, manger. 
Iri^Iid), adj. scrawly. 
9xii9,\f t m. tu. Croat. 
^toue, f. w. crown; crest; top of a 

tree. [/.. corona.] 
trdntii, tr. crown. 
Stt^it,/. w. toad, paddock. 
fttüffer/. te'. crutch. 



Imiltlltr adj, crooked, bent. 
»ftlfte,/. w. kitchen. [Af. Z. cucina.] 
fku^tUt m. -%, —, cake. 
ftftil^eiigarteti, m. -«, *, kitchen garden, 

vegetable garden. 
ftttfl^eiljllttge, m. w. kitchen boy. 
Shtf^entneilP, «. -§, -tx, cake-woman. 
tinduäf m. -%, -e, cuckoo. 
Stuqtlf /. w. haM. 
ffil|(, adj. cooL 
tft^Ieit, tr. cool. 
füffn, adj. bold, daring. 
ftftl^ltf , /. boldness, audacity. 
ftummer, m. -8, grief, trouble. \cf. E. 

cumber.] [needy. 

tftmmerltf^, adj. miserable, distressed ; 
Iftmntent, tr. trouble; reß. (um with 

acc.) care about, mind. 
ftttUMPttlt', m. w. companion. [O. F.] 
StwuU,/. knowledge. 
likttfttg, adj. future, later. [fommen.] 
Sunft, f. H, art, craft, skill. [fönnen.] 
Ittnftltdii, adj. artificial; ingenious; 

cunning. 
Annftftitff , n. -S, H, clever feat, trick. 
ftnlifer, n. -§, copper. [L. cuprum.] 
ftttlPfergelb, «.-(e)8, -er, copper (coin). 
IlM'fent, adj. of copper, copper. 
Att^ferfd^Iof, «. -es, i««r, castle of 

copper. 
Hitrfftrft, m. w. electoral prince, elector. 

[ftefeii/ choose ; Qfurji» first, prince.] 
furierettr tr. eure. 
lurj (fürjer, türjcfl), a^'. short, brief ; 

adv. in short, in a word. [Z,. curtus.] 
«tt|, «. -(f[)e3. ■tt(ff)e, kiss. 
tfiffcn, /r. kiss. 
ftfilnac^t, «. -S. a village at the head 

of the northern arm of Lake Lucerne. 
ftntfflic, / w. coach. [Hung.] 
Klttfll^et, w. -ö, — , driver, coachman. 
ftttttf , /. w. cowl. 
AillT^attftr, n. or Ä^ff^äufcrflebitflc, a 

mountain near Frankenhausen, north- 

east of Erfurt. 



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&lic,y. w, refreshment. 

liileta, intr. \^., smile. [laddeit ] 

Sil|ete, ». -%, — , smile, smiling. 

la^en, inir. ^., laugh. 

£«f^n, ». -^, — , laugh, laughing^ 

VU^tivt^, adj. laughable, ridiculous. 

Itfllieitll, tr. lacquer, varnish. \Orten. 

fioif, resin.] 
Sa^CN, nt, -^, ", shop, stall, booth. 
Üben ((ftbfi, (dbt labefi, (abet), (üb, 

gelaben, /r. load, take on board; 

auf ft^ — , assume, incur; Charge 

{agun), 
tote«, tub, 0e(aben (/r/r<y «'.) /r. invite, 

summon. 
^fl^r /• ^^'^ Situation, condition. 
£<ger, n. -^, — , couch, bed ; camp. 
Sagerfiatt, /. ^t, couch, resting-place ; 

military encampment. 
Sarnnt, n. -<e)d, 'er, lamb. 
Sant^f,/. TT. lamp. [/^. lampe.] 
8«»b, «. -c§, ^et {also -e), land; 

country ; auf bctn -t, in the country. 
SoitbettBcrg. Beringer of — , Governor 

of Unterwaiden (1034-8), resided in 

the Castle of Sarnen. 
tottbei9(Ind|tig, adj. fugitive. 
Sanbedfreil^ctt, /. national indepen- 

dence, freedom of a country. 
Sanbclmairf , /. w. boundary. 
Saiibgriif , m. w. landgrave. 
Iilnblif^, adj. rural. 
^anhpaxi\t\ f. w. excursion, picnic. 
Sanbf d|aft, /. w. landscape. 
Saitbfih:a|e,/. w. highway. 
Snitbloeg, m. -e%, -e, land route. 
tong (Wnfler, länflji), ad/, long, tall. 
tolt0(f), adv. fem/, long, long time; 

adv. of degree, far, far from ; auf fo 

— , for so long a time ; eine ^t\i — , 

for some time. 
SangbeUt, n. -e§, -e, longlegs. 



UHgCK, inlr. \^., reach (nactf or in, acc^. 
SMgfMfler, m. -%, —, longlegs. 
toügfcai, adj. slow, tedious. 
liHgfl, adv. superl. long ago, long be- 

fore, long since. 
to«glpcne«b, pari. adj. long flowing ; 

[waUen, wave.] 
IsnghPCtlig, adj. tedious. 
twiytf f. w. lance. 
Sartfcri, n. -5. — {used as inierj.)^ 

iiddlesticks. 
Härm, m. -<e)S, or fiärmen, «.-§, noise, 

uproar. 
Ufftii, liefe, getalfen, tr. let, allow; 

cause, Order {to do)^ have done ; yield ; 

cease; abandon, forsake; intr. Don 

ettDa9 or fid^ — , separate, desist from ; 

with adv. {dat.) look, suit, become. 
Saft, /. w. Charge, bürden, load. 
tofterf|<ft, adj. vicious, wicked. 
latci'ntff^, adj. Latin. 
Saub, n. -<e)S, -e or ^er, foliage ; coli. 

leaves. 
Saufte,/, w. arbor, bower. 
Saubgaitg, m. -%, H, walk with trees ; 

leafy walk. 
Sanbgebrange, n. -%, — , abundant 

foliage. 
SattbgetlPdtbe, n. -%, — , leafy arch, 

canopy. 
Sattbtuaitb,/. -^e, leafy wall. 
touentb, part. adj. lurking, watching. 

[lauern.] 
Sauf, m. -(e)§, ^e, course. 
lattfen, lief, gelaufen, tntr. l|. or f., 

run. 
latlffl^ettr intr. ^., listen. 
tont, adj. loud. 
^^vAt, f. w. lute. [F. luth.] 
lauten, intr. \^., sound, impers. eS Iau= 

tet, it runs, the purport is, it is said. 
l&ttten, intr, ^., ring. 



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(rnttetr adj, clear, pure ; indecL mere, 

only, nothing but. 
Itüetl, intr. 1^., live, exist; — Don, 

Support oneself from. 
Scben, n. -§, life ; am — , alive. 
Icbeitbr pari. adj. living, existing. 
lebeit'big, adj. living, live. 
Seieiileffeti, m. -d, — , liver spot, 

freckle. 
Scbftifolpr, n. -%, -8, farewell. 
Scb^eiteti,/.//. lifetime; ju or bei — , 

in one's lifetime. 
Icifeii, tr. lick, lap. 

Seiferliilfeii, m. -§, — , dainty morsel. 
8eber, «. -8, — , leather. 
lebigf a^^'. empty, clean ; vain ; un- 

married. 
leer, adj. empty. 
leeren, tr. empty, drain. 
legen, tr. lay, put ; reß. lie down, sub- 

side, abate. 
Seilen (ße^n), n. -^, -t, fief, trust. 
lehnen, tr. lean ; reß. recHne {against, 

an or gegen). 
SeljnfiuMr fn. -%, H, armchair. 
Se^re, /. w. Instruction, advlce ; doc- 

trine, theory. 
lel|ren, tr. teach. 
Selirer, m. -8, — , teacher. 
lef^rl^aft, adj. didactic, instructive. 
lel^rreidi, adj. instructive. 
Seil», m. -t^, -er, body; originallyy 

life ; Selb unb Seben, life ; bom Seibe, 

at a distance ; gu Seibe ge^en or auf 

ben — rfirfen, attack. 
SeUe^froft,///. ^e, strength of body ; 

OuS ßeibcStröften, with all one's 

might, for dear life. 
leiblyaftig, <7t^'. embodied, living; real. 
Jüeibtoai^e, /. w. bodyguard. 
Seidie, /. w. corpse. [M.H.G. Itch, 

body.] 
Seidienaug, m. -t%, '^e, funeral proces- 

sion. 
£eif^ttont, m. -{e)§, -e, dead body, 



corpse. [der. Itch, body, harne, gar- 

ment.] 
leill^t, adj. light, easy, slight; adv. 

lightly, easily, readily. 
Iet4|tfit|ig, adj. lightfooted. 
leif^tfinntg, adj. frivolous. 
leib, adj. sorrowful, regretful; — fein, 

— t^un {itnpers. ivith dat.)^ regret, 

be sorry for. 
Seib, n. -t%, sorrow, grief; injUry, 

wrong ; einem ein -e% W^mx, do härm 

to one. 
leiben, litt, gelitten, tr. suffer; allow, 

admit; intr. {with an) suffer from 

(an with dat.). 
£etben, n. -8, — , suffering. 
leibenffl^aftlifli, adj. passionate, vehe- 
ment, deep. 
Seibendgeffti^rtin, /. w. companion in 

sorrow. 
leiber {comp, of adv. leib), adv. unfor- 

tunately ; interj. alas I 
Seibfd^leier, m. -3, — , mourning veiL 
£ei|l5ig, n.-%, university dty in Saxony. 
leif(e), adj^ soft, low ; slight. 
leiften, tr. execute, achieve ; do ; render. 
IBeiter, /. w. ladder. 
IBettion,/. w. lesson. [Z.. lectio.] 
Siettttre,/. w. reading. \F. lecture.] 
lenten, tr. direct, guide ; govern ; steer ; 

rein. 
l^n^geftf^mfilft, adj. adorned with the 

glory of spring, [ßenj, poet. spring, 

and\iB(mMtXi, adorn.] 
fieu, Third, Pope of Rome, 795-816. 
Serdje,/. w. lark. 
lernen, tr. leam, study. 
lefen, (aS, gelefen, tr. gather ; read, 
ßetliargie', /. lethargy. [Gr.] 
^iXtf m. w. Lett, inhabitant of Livonia. 
le<ft, adj. last, extreme ; lowest ; (jum) 

lefetenmal, for the last time. [superl. 

of\a% weary.] 
lentf^ten, intr. %., light, shine; dat. of 
pers. lighten, hold a light for. 



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ICNlItCHk, pari. adj. bright, shining. 
fengncil, tr. deny, disavow, retract. 
£fNtc, //. people, men. \M. H. G, 

Hut.] 
IcntfeUg, adJ. affable, courteous. 
li&tt, adj. clear, bright, light. 
Sif^t, n. -c8, -er, light ; pl. -e, candle. 
Itf^tm, tr. clear; thin (a forest). 
Sif|tfd|iiitmcr, m. S, glare of light, 

bright light. 
üiältftump^, m. -(e)8, "e, stump of a 

candle. 
üidltftfimp^^n, n. -%, — , dimin. small 

end of a candle. 
£id|tilttgr/. w. Clearing. 
lieb, adJ. dear, beloved; pleasing, 

agreeable ; — fein {witk dat.), please ; 

— ^aben, like. 
Sieb, n. -ed, love, sweetheart. 
giebf^ctt, n. -8, — , sweetheart. 
8iebe, /. love ; ju liebe tljun {dat. of 

pers.\ do (something) to please. 
lieben r tr. love. 
liebetidttiftrbig, adJ. worthy of love, 

lovable. 
lieber, adv. {compar. of lieb and of 

(jern), rather, better, sooner ; in pref- 

erence to, more willingly ; with dat. 

of pers., I prefer, I would rather. 
Sieberl, n. -S, —, lover. \S. Ger. dial. 

dimin. of2iehex.] 
Siebedtreue,/. constancy in love. 
Siebedtpert, n. -<S, -e, labor of love. 
liebtofenb, adJ. caressing, loving. 
Itebltdl, adJ. lovely, charming, sweet, 
8tebltd|!eit,/. charm. 
£iebUtt8, m. -e§, -e, favorite, darling. 
Sieblttigdfraiit, n. -<e)S, ^r, favorite 

plant. 
2ieblt«g«fctlo6, n. -(ff)eS, ^(if)er, favo- 

rite Castle. 
liebteid^, adJ. loving, kind. 
Sieb, n. -es, -er, song, poem. 
liegen, laß, geleflen, tntr. ^., lie; be 

situated. 



Älgne , /. //. -%, league. [F. ligue, fta/. 

liga.] 
8ille,/.w. Uly. [L.WWaJ] 
linb, adJ. soft, mild. 
£inbe,/. w. linden (tree). 
littt, adj. left ; }ur Sinfen, on the left 

band. 
linW, adv. on the left, to or from the 

left. 
ilpt^tff.w.Mp. 
Sift, /. w. cunning, craft. 
liflig, adj. artful, cunning. 
Sitteratnr', /. w. literature. [F., L.] 
loben, tr. praise. 
£««4, n. -e8, -^r, hole. 
SofontoH'be, /. w. locomotive, engine. 

lobern, intr. I)., blaze, flame. 

logifi«, a^'. logicaL [G.] 

Soife, /. Tf. lock, ringlet, tress. 

loifen, tr. entice, allure, decoy. 

So^n, m. -S, *e, reward ; (ö/jö «.) pay. 

lobnen, /r. reward. 

Sorbeer, m. -8, -en, laureL [L. laurus 

ajirf G. 93eere.] 
Lorbeerblatt, n. -8, ^r, laurel leaf. 
üiorelei or fiurlei,/. a crag on the right 

bank of the Rhine, between St. Goar 

and Oberwesel, 
lod, adf. loose, free, independent ; used 

as sep. prefix with the meaning of 

impetuousness, vigor, haste; also 

loose, off, out, away, etc. 
lodbtnben, banb — , -flebunben, tr. un- 

fasten. 
lofen, intr. 1^., draw lots. 
Wfen, tr. loosen; redeem; solve; buy; 

make money (from). 
lodfallren, fu^r — , -<|cfal^ren, intr. f., 

— auf (ö^^.), fly at, rush upon. 
lodl^anen, Ijieb — , -ße^oucn, intr. \^., 

— auf {acc^, strike at, hit. 
lodlaHen, tiefe — / -flelaffen, tr. let 

loose, kt go, set free. 
lodntai^en, sep. tr, loosen, set free. 



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l0Mefleter sep. tr, unfasten, open. 
U^f^togen, f(^tua — / -oefc^Iaflen, intr, 

y^., — auf {acc^^ strike at, attack, 

belabor. 
l9#fa0Cii, reß, renounoe; )}on einem 

— , separate. 
£0)per M. w. lion. . [Z..] 
SdiPCtigrMbr, /. w. lion's den. 
Soiperifcc, m. Lake Lowerz in the 

Canton of Schwyz. [defect. 

£it(e, /. w. gap, aperture, opening; 
Svftf /. 'e, air, atmosphere ; breeze. 
Ittftiflr adj. airy, breezy. 
^8<f /• w* Ue; einen Sügen flrafen, 

accuse one of lying. 
Ittfeii, {oQ; gelogen, intr. t)., lie. 



Summen, »». -%, —, rag, tatter. 

Svft, /. ^t, pleasure, joy ; incUnation ; 

desire ; — ^aben, be inclined, like. 
Infrto, adj. merry, gay, joUy. 
iHfl'Man^eln, lu^manbelte, gelufiman* 

belt, insep. intr. I). and ]., walk for 

pleasure, promenade, saunter. 
Stttf^er, aRattin. Protestant reformer, 

born in Eisleben Nov. 10, 1483 and 

died there Feb. 18, 1546. 
Sillieiir n. -%, village near Leipzig, 

scene of the battle between Gustavus 

Adolphus and Wallenstein, Nov. 16, 

1632. 
SMjem', n. Lucerne, city and canton 

at the f oot of Lake Lucerne. 



m 



SRaAd, /. Maas {F. Meuse), tributary 
of the Rhine from the west; flows 
through France, Belgium and Hol- 
land. 

mail^eil, tr. make, cause, produce ; per- 
form, accomplish ; — i\x, make, ap- 
point, transform; reß. fare, get on, 
succeed; — {fre/>. an, auf, über, 
with acc.) apply oneself to, attach, 
devote oneself; assail; fi(i^ auf X>t\\ 
SSBeg mad^en, set out, depart; im/>. 
e3 ma^lt fi(^ gut, it goes well ; intr. 
^., hasten, proceed; \>a% mat^t 't>a^, 
that is because. 

SRcf^t, /. "e, might, strength, power. 

mif^ttg, adj\ mighty ; large, vast. 

SRabamr, /. w. pl. in address^ Mes- 
dames, madam ; mistress, lady. \F.\ 

SRabamf^en, n. -d, dear madam. 

aRft^f^eitr n. -8, — , girl, maiden. 
\dim.of^w;^,fonnerly 3Räob(^en.] 

mSbf^en^aft, adj. girlish. 

aR&bdietiflimmc,/. w. girls' voice. 

JKftbelein (3ßä2>el and aR&gb(e)Ietn), 
n. -8, — , dial.for SRfibc^n. 



aRagbefturg, n. -8, fortified city on the 

Elbe, the capital of the Prussian 

province of Saxony. 
9R<geil, m. -8, — , stomach. 
JDtül^ttitg, f, w. admonition, warning, 

monition, threat. 
aRAttlmne,/. w. lily-of-the-valley. 
aRaiilttmcnfleitgcl, m. -8, — , stalk of 

a lily-of-the-valley. 
9Raikp/. {poet.for aWäbd^en), maiden. 
9Raiettfonne,/. May sunlight. 
9Raitl, m. -8, tributary of the Rhine 

from the east, the chief river of 

Franconia. 
aRaiiij, n. Mainz, (F. Mayence), capital 

of the province of Rheinhessen, on 

the west shore of the Rhine. 
3Rajeftät,/. w. majesty, Majesty. [Z,.] 
9Ralr n. -{e)8, -t or *er, mark, memo- 

rial ; time. [mal is often indecl. in 

comp, öjjttwimal, acc. twice; bermal 

{also berma(en), gen. now, at pre- 

sent.] 
mal s= einmal, adv. once ; with verbs 

U strengthens the imper. = do, just 



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nuilcrtfll, adj, picturesque. 

9R«I^fltr^, (/r. as in F.) n. -^, misad- 
venture, misfortune, accident. [F.] 

aR«lttf , /. w. mallow. 

»Mit, /ran. {indecl.) one, they, people ; 
the indirect cases are supplied by 
ein. [fftann.] . 

mimili -er, -t, -t.^, adj, many a, 
many ; pron. many a one. [man^ 
is often uninfl. in the notn. and acc. 
neut.^ and occasionally before anoih- 
er adj. In poet. the adj . following 
man(^ is sometimes uninfl. See p. 
69, 1. 20.] 

maitl^'llKl, adv, many a time, often, 
sometimes, occasionally. 

Wangel, m. -3, ', lack, want. 

mangrll^aft, adj. deücient. 

aRauter', /. w. manner, way. [F.] 

mattier lif^, adj. of good manners, civil, 
polite. 

SRaittt, m. -ed, 'er, man ; husband. 

SRütittf^ett, n, -4, — ; little man; — 
ma^n, rise on the bind legs, frisk, 
caper, perform. 

aotiniteri^ettr see üR&nnc^en. 

9RäntierlPe(tr /. w. masculine world. 

ntaitit^aft, adj. manly, courageous. 

titatttllif^r adj. manly; male, mas- 
culine. 

aMttttfd^et'te,/. ZT. cuff. 

9Rattdfelk, @rttft, (i 580-1626), Count 
of — , a general on the Protestant 
side at the opening of the Thirty 
Years' War. 

aRotttel, m. -l, ^, cloak, cape. 

9Rilttttfcri^t^ n. -<e)8, -e, manuscript. 

9Ra|i)pe, /. w. portfolio. [Z:.] 
9RAr(e), /. w. tale, story ; tidings, news. 
8RJtr^ett, n. -§, — , tale, story, fairy 

tale. 
9Rarbetr, m. -8, — , märten. 
9Rairberfe^ne,/. w. sinew of a märten. 
a»a»le%/. Mary. 



9Rarieiig<ni, n. -(e)§, -t, gossamer. 
9R<rtentir(^r /• church of St. Mary, 

church of Our Lady. 
SRarf, n. -<e)S, marrow. 
titarwelfleUierti, adj. marble. [SRar» 

mel, fr. L. marmor.] 
tttürfi^te'reil, intr. f.; march. \F. mar- 

eher.] 
Sttffe,/. w. measure, proportion, mode. 

\L. massa.] 
m&ftg, €uij. moderate, temperate ; dis- 

creet. 
Utatt, adj. faint, dim. 
Vi^iitff. w. meadow. 
9Raiter,/. w. wall. [wall. 

9Ratterlftife,/. w. gap or opening in a 
aRaiter|>feiIer, m -^, —, pillar, wall 

column, Support, buttress. [L. mü- 

rus and M.L. pilarius, fr. pila.] 
9Ranl, n. -i§, 'er, mouth {of animals). 
9Raii9,/. 'e, mouse. 
Uted^a'ttiffl^, adj. mechanical. 
aRriflettbttro, n. -Sr the name of two 

Grand Duchies in Germany on the 

Baltic, Mecklenburg-Schwerin and 

Mecklenburg-Strelitz. 
SRebi^ttttr M. -%, Medina, sacred city in 

West Arabia, the burial place of 

Mohammed. 
aReetr, n. -eS, -e, sea. 
9Reerfd^aittltfo)pf, m. -t%, ^, meer- 

schaum head or bowl (of a pipe). 
aReere)8fhrottb^ m -e§, -e, sea-shore. 

bank. 
mef|?, adj. more, {compar. of öiel), 

often used subst. ; adv. longer ; nid^t 

— , no longer; um fo — , so much 

the more. 
mehrere, adj. {double comp.) severaL 
itteibett, mieb, gemieben, tr. avoid. 
8Reibeit, n. -§, separating, parting. 
titeitt, -er, -e, -<e)§, poss. pron. {infl. 

and used subst.) my, mine. 
ttteittettr tr. or intr. 1^., mean, think, be 

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wish ; imply, signify ; remark ; love, 

desire. 
mcinerfeitdr adv. on my part, in my 

turn. \pld gen, meiner @eit(e) with 

inorganic -#.] 
meittetvegeitr adv, for me, on my ac- 

count, so far as I am concerned; 

I have no objection. \dat, pl. xatu 

nen-t-meflen ] 
SRcittntiQf /. w. opinion, intention; 

view. 
meift, adj. and adv. largest, most 

{superl, of\ivtX)\ am meiften, most. 
meiftendr adv, mostly, for the most 

part. 
SReiftcr, m. -d, — , master; master 

workman. 
SReKür y^« -d, Mecca, sacred city in 

West Arabia, the birthplace of Mo- 
hammed. 
SRcld^, /. a small stream in the Canton 

of Unterwaiden, flowing into the Aa. 
SReli^tlial, n, -d, Valley of the Melch, 

also village, in Unterwaiden. 
ntelfritr molf, gemolfen {orw.^tr. milk. 
aRclobie' or belobet', / w, melody. 
mclo'llifl^, adJ. melodious. 
Wtntel, /. or 9tiemen, river in western 

Russia, flows into the Kurisches 

Haff near Tilsit in Prussia. 
SKengf , /. w. multitude, crowd ; mass, 

quantity, abundance. 
VfiVX\&^f m. w. man, human being, man ; 

//. men, mankind. [prig, adj, fr, 

3Rann.] 

9Renfd|lj|eit,/. mankind, humanity. 

menfi^Uf^, adj, human. 

merteii, tr. mark, note, perceive; re- 
mark; remember, fld^ — , make a 
note of. 

merttuftrbigr adj. noteworthy, remark- 
able. 

SK^tf^r /• w* mass ; fair. \L, missa.] 

ntelfeii, maft, gemeffen, tr, measure. 

aWelfer, n. -§, —, knife. 



aRefgefdiäft, n. -3, business at the 

fair. 
aRetro)»o'fe,/. -w. metropolis. 
SReufilemetit {pron, as tn F.), n, -%, 

furniture. [F.] 
aRemfpelmdrber, m. -S, — , assassin. 
mianen, intr. \^., mew. 
SRiene, /. -w, look, countenance, air ; 

— maclien, assume the appearance. 
\P, mine.] 

SRietCr/. w, hire, rent. 

aRi(d^,/. milk. 

milb(e), adj. mild, benign, generous. 

mtlbent, tr. mitigate, soften. 

aRintOll',/. ze/. million. 

miilber, adj, and adv. comp, degree^ 
less ; superl. minbefi, least, smallest 
{for minnep); used as comp, and 
superl. ofxotXi\%. The superl. occurs 
mainly in negative Statements. 
\Jor old^rmxCMX^ • 

aRiittutttr'f^iiegel, m. -8, — , miniature 
mirror. 

9Rittne,/. •w,poet, love. 

aRintt'te, /. w, minute. \M, L. mi- 
nustus, small part, coin.] 

miff^eitr tr. mix, shuffle (cards) ; re/l. 

— in, mingle in, interfere ; fw^ baretn 
or brein — , interpose, meddle wjth. 

mt|-, pre/ix, usually insep. It gives 
the idea of negation^ failure^ evilj 
perversion. The prefix is usually 
unaccented in verbs^ save where 
special stress rests upon it^ as mi§= 
Derjlel^en; in substantives derived 
from verbSf and in certain partici- 
ples as mi^'flejialtet (misshapen), it 
receives the accent. 

miffen, tr. miss ; do without ; lose. 

mill^an^belttr insep. tr. ill-treat, abuse. 

mtfilttt^gen, mifelang, mifelunflen, intr. 
f., and impers. (dat.) be unsuccess- 
ful, fail in ; turn out badly. 

mi^tratt'iffl^, adj. distrustful, suspi- 
cious. 



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Btifl, M. -e8, -^, düng. 
mriKrIlfokitid, ». -<ff)ed. -(ff)«/ misr 

understanding. 
Mit, /r^/. with dat. with; a</v. to- 

gether (with), along (with); used 

as a sep, prefix^ and accented, de- 

mfting accompaniment, partidpa- 

tion. 
mitge^ii, Qtno —, -oeaanfien, intr. \., 

go with, acoompany. 
fltitgett^Ke), m, w. companion. 
Vi\i%\it%, n, -{t)i, -ex, member, asso- 

date. 
mit^lfai, ^alf — , -ae^otfen, intr, f^., 

fend help ; — bei, assist in. 
mU^Iei^igr adj. compassionate, sympa- 

thetic. 
milaelnte«, na^m — , -genommen, tr. 

take with, take, carry along. 
fRUfhrtitrr, m. -d, —, fellow-warrior. 
JDlitttg, m. -4, -e, midday, noon ; ^g. 

south. 
9Ritt«glM^(r /• midday ar noonday 

heat. 
flBliltag^mill, n. -ti, -e or 'et, mid- 
day meal. [9la^( = orig^. Vtal, 

time]. 
9titt«gdfHKc,/. silence of midday. 
flRitte, /. w. middle, oenter, midst. 
mitteilen, sep. tr. communicate, impart. 
flRitteilMllg, /. w. communication, in- 

formation. 
JBlittel, n. -%, — , means, instrument ; 

in§ TOittel Wlogen, — legen, — tre* 

ten, interpose, intervene. 
mitteUlterlif^r adJ, mediaeval. 
JDÜttelnieer, n. -ei, Mediterranean Sea. 
aRitteltl^ftr(e),/. w, middle door. 
mitten, adv. in the middle or midst, used 

with prepositions ; — in, — unter, 

in the middle or midst of ; — inne, 

midway. \pld dat.pl. of SO^itte, and 

possibly the acc. sing. m. of the adj. 

mit!.] 
mittenbrin, adv. in the midst of, there- 

in. 



fltittemt^t,/. 'e, midnight \fig. north. 

^»rig. dat. sing.] 
mittel (mittlere, mittelfle), ad/, middle, 

intermediate. [fr. the adj. mitt, 

mid.] 
mittlermeile, adv. in the meantime. 

\gen, sing.fr. Jßeile.] 
mitwiter, adv. at times, occasionally, 

now and then. 
Ki»el, n. -4, — , S. G. pL SRöbeln, 

piece of fumiture. [P. meuble.] 
Mibe,/, iv. mode, fashion. [P. mode.] 
9t0ler0mmi, m. w. novel of fashionable 

life, fashionable romanoe. 
migen, motzte, Qemoi^t, tr., also mod. 

aux., may, be able, can, like. 
migliil, adj. possible. 
mi«lil|ermeife, adv. possibly. [adv. 

gen. of toeife.] 
Wiglil^fett,/. w. possibility. 
Vk9^ttwmt%, m. -8, Mohammed, Ara- 

bian prophet and founder of the 

Mahommedan religion (571-632). 
Vltwtmt', m. -es, -«, moment [F. 

and L."] 
VitfWii, m. -8, -e, month. [Man = 

9Ronb.] 
INinil, m. -ei, -e, monk, friar. [L. 

monachus.] 
9R9tii|Iein, n. -§, — , little monk. 
Vlwh, m. -e%, -e, moon. [Wonb 

from MM.G. mine, later mon, 

moon ; cf. Won- in SRontag ; used 

also as a parallel form of SRonat. 

The w. decl. occurs especiaUy in 

Compounds^ SRonbenfd^tn. 
JD2«nbedbftmmenmg,/. pale moonlight. 
IRonblif^t, n. -(e)d, moonlight. 
aRmi>ilhr«|l, m. -(e)8, ~en, moon 

beam. 
m0r<'iiff|, adj. moral, ethical. 
9Ror<ft', m. -eS, ^, morass, marsh. 

\F. marais.] 
aRmrb, m. -(e)§, -e, murder. 
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9fforgarteii, n. -S, south of Lake Egeri 

in the canton of Zug, scene of battle 

between Duke Leopold of Austria 

and the Swiss, Nov. 16, 131 5. 
SRorgeitr m. -%, — , morning ; East. 
nunrgcn, adv. to-morrow. [orig. dat. 

ofmox^tXi, to-morrow morning.] 
moroettb, adj, of to-morrow, to-mor- 

row's. [adJ. with secondary -b from 

borgen.] 
tRorgenbantntenmg, /. morning twi- 

light, dawn. 
SD^orgentSlte, /. chill of morning. 
aRorgeittJllP^f^eil, n. -%, dim. morning 

cap. [I^appe.] 
SRorgenlanb, n. -(e)8, East, Orient. 
SRmrgeiilid^t, n. -{t)%, -er, morning 

Ught. 
aRorgenvotr n, -%, or aRorgettvflte, 

/. w. dawn, sunrise. 
VMX^vxxWMk^t adj, morning red, of the 

dawn. 
morgettid, adv, in the morning, every 

morning. \adv, gen.] 
fBl9\d^tt', f, w, mosque. \P. and 

Arab^ 
aRottfr /. w, moth. {E. moth.] 
mftbc, adj. tired, weary, exhausted; 

orig. with gen.^ now with acc. 
SRÜlier /. w. pains ; toil ; trouble ; fi(( 

{dat.) — geben, take pains. 
aRttlflbiifi^, m. -eS, H, mill-stream. 
1KUB^t,f.w, milL 

9Rft(|l(eil)irilb, n. -S, Hx, mill-wheel. 
gtftner, m. -S, — , milier. 
SRtknflleitr n, -S, Munich. 



SRttRb, m. -(e)§, -€, H or Hx, mouth. 

[ The pl, is seldom used,] 
mnitterf adj, lively, gay ; awake. 
mmmtelit, intr. murmur; t)or ft(j^ l^in 

— , murmur to oneself. [L. mva- 

murare.] 
Wtu^V, f. music. [Z,. musica.] 
imtli^iereii, tr. make music. 
mfilfeitr mu^te, gemußt/ tr, also mod. 

aux,f must, be obliged to; usually 

Obligation from the stress of circum- 

stances'y batan or bran müffeti/ sc. 

geldeti/ set about it ; apply oneself to 

it. 
Wttltr /. leisure, idleness. 
SRnftcr, n. -%, — , pattern, model 

[Ital. mostra, L. monstnioL] 
muftem, tr. survey, inspect, review. 
VSiVLt, m.-ti, courage, spirit ; mood; )u 

mute fein {dat. ofpers.)^ feel. 
9Rii|rfitttttbe, /. w. leisure hour. 
ntttfig, adj. leisure, unoccupied, va- 

cant. 
SMftftiggftilgerr m. -%, --, stroUer, loi- 

terer, idler. 
SRuta^or, future passive ofthe Latin 

verb muto, 1 shall be transformed. 
rnntig, adj. spirited, courageous. 
aRntter, /. »., mother. 
aNfttterii^eit, n, -^, —, little mother. 
aRtittermaIr n. -(e)9, -e, mok, birth- 

mark. 
WuttniKe, m. w. wantonness, caprice, 

petulance ; roguishness, mishievous- 

uess. 
9Ktt^^r/«'*cap. 



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9^ 



IM, interj, well then, now ; coll.^ ex- 

presses surprise^ offen contempt, re- 

luctance to accept an opinton. 
XLtit^f Prep, with dat. toward, to {es- 

pecially tuith proper names of 

placeSj or nouns having the force 

of a proper name) ; after, behind ; 

for, about; according to; used as 

sep. prefix. 
tt«(^<|mfN, /r. model after, Imitate, 

copy ; {usually with acc. of person^ 
• and dat. of thing). [fr. äme, a 

vessel, /it. measure out or after. ^ 
Kai^kar, m. ■^, -n, neighbor; [9la(l^ 

= na^e, and -bar = Sauer, dwell- 

er.] 
Xai^iariiir/. w. neighbor. 
Kac^iarff^af t, /. neighborhood. 
nailpbem'r adv. thereafter, after that, 

afterward; according as; conf. 

after, when, according as, since. 
naf^benfm, backte — , -oebac^t, intr. 

\^., {dat. or über with acc.) foUow in 

thought, reflect, consider, meditate 

on. [tion. 

Kai^kenteit, n. -§, reflection, medita- 
nai^bennidp, adf. thoughtful, reflecting, 

meditative. 
«ai^folgeitb, part. adj. foUowing. 
tmitgelieii, flinß — , -^eoangen, intr. 

\., (dat.) go after, foUow, pursue ; 

go slow (of a watch). 
IMfi^l^cr', adv. afterwards, later, sub- 

sequently. 
naditommtn, fam — , -(lefommen, intr. 

f., {dat.) come after, follow ; comply 

with; execute. 
Iiafl^tommetlbr part. adj. coming after, 

following. 
tiadjilattfett, lief — , -flelaufen, intr. \., 

run after. 
naf^moil^Clt, sep. tr. imitate. 



Wai^wittAg, w. -#, -t, afternoon. 
iMf|w{tt<g#, adv. in the afternoon, of 

an afternoon {adv. gen) 
9l<i(«{tt<gfHlIe, /. afternoon stillness 

0r peace. 
Kcd^ril^t, /. w. Information, news, 

tidings. 
iMf^mfen, rief — , -gerufen, intr. f., 

{dat.) call after. 
ntf^fagni, sep. tr. say {of a person)\ 

b5fe8 — {dat. i7/'/^rj<7»), speak ill 

of. 
Ntti^fcfpett, fa^ — , -flefe^n, tr. or 

intr. \^., {dat.) look after; look 

into, examine, review. 
nci^fiiiHcii, fann —, -<)efonnen, intr. 

\., {dat. or über with acCy meditate, 

reflect on. 
Kai^flPiel, n. -%, afterpiece, afterlude ; 

finale. 
naf^fliref^cti, fpracft — , -oefpro^ien, tr. 

{dat. of Person f acc. of thing) repeat 

after one. 
nai^fliriiigeit, fprang —, -(jefprungen, 

intr. f., {dat.) leap or run after. 
nftl^fl, adj. {superl. of no(j), next, 

nearest ; used substantively^ neigh- 
bor, (ellow-man ; Prep, close to 

{usually next in order or rank.) 
Kail^tlager, n. -8, — , couch; night- 

lodging. 
xA^WvÖ^t adj. nightly. 
Kai^tKcbr n. -^^, -er, night-song. 
««H^t,/. ^e, night. 
9{af|^tettle, /. w. night-owl. 
92a(i^tf)immc(, m. -%, sky at night. 
9{ad^tigaa, /. w. nightingale. [/r. 

nachti, old gen. sing, and obs. galan, 

sing.] 
92ad)tiff4, m. -eS, -e, dessert. 
nai^td, adv. by night, in the night. 

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Wiii^tff^wetterlüifl, m. -%, -t, night- 

butterfly. 
92«l^ttlllt, m. -t§, night-dew. 
nm^tMifen, wie« — , -qetoie^tn, tr. 

demonstrate, prove. 
Wailitgler, m. -%, —, straggler. 
9{affcitr m, -§, — , neck. 
naift, <7<^'. nacked, bare. 
Kabel, /. w. needle. 
fZagel, I«. -5, *, nail. 
ttal^(e), (nä^er, nSc^fi), «f^'. near, nigh ; 

— an, near or close to. 
92al|C, /. neamess, neighborhood ; in 

t>er — , near, dose at band. 
Italien, refl. approacb. 
nftl^eit, tr. or intr. sew. 
9lil||ere($), n. details, particulars. 
Kaperei,/, sewing. 
9IiU|erfommen, m. -g, approacb. 
Il&l^ni, r^. come nearer, draw near, 

approacb. 
92Jllitiff^, »«. -^8, —t, sewing-table. 
9Iame(n), n, -nS, -n, name ; -§, ^^«. 

by tbe name of, named. 
namenlos, adj. nameless. 
92anien$tietter, m. -%, — , namesake. 
namentli^, adj. namely, especially, 

particularly. 
• nftmüf^r adj. same ; adv. namely, tbat 

is to say. 
92att'!ittgr m. -^, nankeen. 
Starr, m. w. fool. 
narren, tr. make a fool of. 
9lafe,/. w. nose. 
ttftfeln, intr. \n., snuffle; speak tbrough 

tbe nose. 
na|, adj. wet. \cf. ne^en, moisten.] 
92affan, n. -%, former dukedom: dty 

on tbe Labn. 
92atiottaI^t)nme, /. w. national bymn. 
92atnr', /. w. nature, being ; Constitu- 
tion. \L. natura.] 
natftrltf^, adj. natural. 
SZanmtttrg, n. -d, city in tbe valley of 

tbe Saale, in Prussia. 



92elie(, m. -%, — , mist, fog, cloud. 
Webelbnft, m. -t§, H, cloufly mist. 
Reftelftreif, m. -%, -tn, streak of mist. 
neben, prep. with dat. or acc. as place 

or direction is implied^ next to, by 

tbe side of . 
Vit^tniOi'^ adv. near by ; next door, in 

tbe next room. 
nebenbei, adv. close by; besides; in 

connection witb ; incidentally. 
92ebenbttbler, m. -^, — , rival. 
nebengeljenb, pari. adj. Walking at tbe 

side. 
9}ebenfi4;er, m. -3, — , one sitting 

next. 
9{eben|imnter, n. -9, —, adjoining 

room. 
9{e(fartl»al, n. -8, *er, tbe valley of tbe 

Neckar. 
nelpmen, na^m, genommen, tr. take; 

take from {dat.) ; — für, regard as ; 

auf {t(^ — , take upon oneself. 
neigen, tr. incline, bend ; refl. incline, 

bow, bend. 
Keigen, n. -8, bending, inclination. 
92eignttg, /. w. inclination, affection. 
nein, tidv. no. 
Weite,/, w. pink. [/r. negelken, nel- 

ken, clove.] 
nennen, nannte, genannt, tr. name, 

call. 
»ef», n. -(e)S, -er, nest. 
Weflüng, m. -§, -t, nestling, young 

bird. 
nett, adj. neat, nice, trim; pretty; 

delicate. \F. net.] 
9le<?, n. -eS, -€, net, net-work. 
neu, adj. new ; aufS -t, anew. 
nenerbant, part. adj. newiy built. 
Wenjallr, n. -8, -e, New Year. 
Kenjalirdnaf^t, /. H, New Year's 

nigbt. 
nenlii^, adj. late, recent. 
nenn, num. nine. 
nennt -er, -e, -e8, num. nintb. 



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«il|t, eulv. not ; woii — t ^^^ Y^^* ["i 

wiht, no whit.] 
Kif|tf , /. w. niece. 
«ifl^tig, adj. vain, transitory. 
Mtfltf, in^ilr/'. pron. {used subst. nom. 

and acc.) nought, nothing, \prig. 

gen. of niht, nothing.] 
«itffll, intr. \^., nod. 
ttiCf du/v. never. 
itie^err adj, lower ; oz/r. low, down ; 

used as sep. accented preßx» 
«ic^riritgni, sep. tr. bow, stoop down. 
ttie^erfcOni, fiel — , -gefallen, intr. \., 

fall down. 
nieberlmgfK, btna — , -gegangen, intr. 

hang down, droop. 
nte^crtJtMMPfettf sep. tr. overcome, sub- 

due. 
MifbertNiceN, sep. intr. ^., kneel down. 
Kickevtogc,/. w. defeat. 
Mietertoffcit, Ue| —, -gelaffen, /r. fet 

down ; reß. sit down ; alight {of 

birds)\ establish oneself. 
Kiekcrlegcn, sep. tr. lay down, put 

down ; give up, resign ; reß. lie down. 
Kifbctlotl^riitgeii, n. Lower Lorraine, 

between the Rhine, Maas and 

Scheldt. 
tticbemiaf^ctt» sep. tr. bend down ; put 

to the sword, slay. 
ttietemcigettr sep. reß. bend downward. 
tiieberrfgncn, sep. intr. \^., rain down. 
Vl\tUt\tt^UVH, sep. intr. 1^., look down. 
nieberfi^Ugeit, fi^lufl — , -fleft^Iaflen, tr. 

cast down ; ref ute ; discourage ; chill. 
iiieberfcl^en, fa^ — , -fle|e!>en, intr. I)., 

look down. 
ttiekcrfe^cn, sep. tr. set down ; reß. sit 

down. 
wtUx^l^n, fa^ —, -iiefcffen, intr. \., 

sit down. 
iiieberfreigetir fliefl — , -geflieoen, intr. 

]., Step down, descend. 
niebertoerfeit, toarf — , -geworfen, tr. 

cast down, prostrate. 



»icbcr^ifllni, intr. \^., hiss down ; fiz, 

sizzle. 
üieblifl, adj. neat, pretty. 
Nicauild, a^Z'. never. 
HifMtNb, indef. pron. no one. 
Himmer, adv. never; no more. [ni 

mir.] 
vimmrrmefir, adv. never, never more. 
virgenM, adv. nowhere. 
ttiften, intr. (|., nest. [92eft.] 
«it, colloq.for ntd^t. 
His, <:0//0^. = nif^td. 
tl0iel, tfi]^'. noble ; respectable ; colloq. 

fashionable, swell. \F. noble.] 
NMli^, adj. yet, still; more, besides, 

eise; — m.^i, not yet; — einmal, 

once more; conj.^ correlates with 

teeber, toebec . . . m^, neither . . . 

nor. 
ntf^maU, adv. once more, again. [no^ 

9RaI + 8.] 
^9t%f m. -%, and Kirbcil, -§, north. 
ndrblifl^, adj. northern. 
9lorbo1lr m. -i, Korboften, -%, north- 

east. 
fl9i, f. need, want ; trouble, distress ; 

not l)aben, gen. be in want of, need ; 

imp. (einem) — tljun, be necessary ; 

eB l^at teine 9lot, no fear of that. 
notariell, adj. notarial, attested by a 

notary. 
mitbftrftigr adj. scant, insufficient. 
9}ote,/. w. note (music). [L. nota.] 
92otfall, m. -(e)S, H, case of necessity, 

need. 
ttdttg, adj. needful, necessary; — 

l^oben, stand in need of. 
lldtigett, tr. force, compel. 
9{0tmel|r, /. self-defense. 
tiotmettbig, adj. necessary, material, 

important. 
9{ill»cmber, m. -%, — , November. {L. 

novem, nine, the ninth month.] 
ntt, oldform ofnuw. 
9}tt, m. moment ; im 9lu, in a trice. 



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tttm, adv, now, weil 
ttttr, adv. only, but, merely; just, 
please. 



mttgniilvt, adj, nut-fed. 
XitlM^t, m, -^, —, nutcracker. 
n%%\nd, adj, useless, vain. 



o 



0(, prep^ obs. ox poet. dat, over, above ; 
beyond ; on account of ; conj, whether. 

CHailr n. -^, shelter, lodging. 

«(CK, adv. above; — im ^auje, up 
stairs. 

oiman, adv. up to, to the top. 

•>ett(r), -e, -(e)8, adj., superl. obercfl, 
Upper; over, superior. [only used 
when ivflected^ 

Oterkamrat, m. -ed, 'e, chief architect. 

jDi(ticfe||l, m, -%, Chief command. 

JDfterflii^r /• u'' surface. 

Ckcrfi(«fhicr, m. -S, — , head-guard, 
conductor {pf a train). 

Cberfl, w. -cn, -eu/ colonel. 

Oberfle(r), i«. infi. as adj. Chief, Com- 
mander. 

CtertoaUcit or t>% Um SBaU, n. -%, 
district in the canton of Unterwai- 
den in Switzerland. 

9%%UW or tib . . . aleid^/ conj. al- 
though. 

Cbri§tclt, /. w. magistracy, authorities. 

OftfUamit, m. -<e)8, 'e, fruit tree. 

Cfi^9(c), m. w. ox. 

ober, f<?«/. or. 

jDfeilr m. -8, ^, oven, stove. 

Cfcnianf , /. ^e, bench by the stove. 

olfcn, adj. open; frank. 

^Ifenbar, ao^'. piain, obvious, evident ; 
adv. evidently, plainly. 

itffcntlif^, adj. public, open. 

Cffisier^ m. -%, -e, oflScer. [F. officier.] 

il(fttett, /r. open ; re^. open. 

•ft, öfterer {double comp.), am öftef« 
ten, adv. often. 

0ft, a^/z/. often. 

dfterd, a^v. more than once, often, 
frequently. [compar. ofo\{-\-i.] 



O^eim, m. -^, -t, uncle. 

0411C, /re/. with acc. without ; except ; 

— ba^, but that. 
0li|ttel|ilt, adv. without that, besides; 

just the same ; in any event. 
o^KWiCIHfl, adj. weak ; faint. 
O^r, n. -(e)8, -en, ear. 
Clirfeite, /. w. box on the ear. 
6l(erg, m. -eS, Mount of Olives. 
filgi^e, m. «'. lubber, dunce. [@ö%e, 

idol] 
«miildi', adj. ominous. \F., L.\ 
JD)lcir, /. w. opera. \ltal. opera.] 
C)»mi^<itd, n. -eS, -^r, opera house. 
O^pfem, /r. sacrifice. [Z.. oiferre.] 
€|Pferf|fetikr, /. w. offering. 
ClifcrUier, m. -d, -e, sacrificial bull. 
Crkcttiflcib, n. -ed, -«r, dress of an 

Order. \L. ordin-em.] 
orbcntlidilr c^dj. orderly, regulär; pro- 
per; downright, out and out; adv. 

regularly, fairly. 
orbneilr tr. order, regulate, arrange, 

classify. 
Crbntiiig,/. Vf. Order. 
Orgclr /• w* organ. \L. Organum.] 
Orgelbauer, m. -S, —, organ-builder. 
Orgelbattmeifler, m. -%, —, master 

organ-builder. 
JDrgelf|»ie(eii, n. -%, organ-playing. 
Ort, m. -eS, -e or *er, point, spot, 

place; village. [East. 

O^r fn. -%, and Cflen, -%, east, the 
OHernt&ri^eii, ». -9, — , Easter story. 
Cfkem, //./. {used also as sing. f. and 

M.) Easter. [orig. dat. pl. s= in the 

Easter days.] 
jßll(er)reid^, n. -%, Austria. 
Cfifee, /. East Sea, Baltic Seä. 



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^Mr, n. -t%, -t, pair, couple; ein 

paar, a few, some; ein paarmal, 

several times. [mal, accpl. tndecL\ 
pttrlucife, adv, in couples. 
9<lf<ll'» ni. -8, large dog. [im/, patf' 

an, hold fast.] 
9i'i4cn, n. -8, — , small package. 

[/r. ^arf, m. and «.] 
ptffeil, /r. pack ; seize ; r^. leave, be off. 
%tXti', also 9«(fet^ «. -8, -e, package. 

[-F. paquet.] 
V^fltr m. Tc. page* [/>'• as in P^ 
^Alafit', m. -d, 'e, palace. [/^. palais. 

M. L. palatium.] 
I^alme, /. w. palm. [Z,. palma.] 
f^antoffet, m. -9, -n, slipper. [//a/. 

pantofola.] 
f^apirr, ». -<e)d, -e, paper, written 

document, record. [Z,., G, papyrum.] 
fSapierroOe, /. w. roll of paper. 
VappcRiicim, Count, O^attf rieb ^inrii^ 

Hon (i 594-1632), brilliant general of 

cavalry under Tilly and Wallenstein 

in the Thirty Years' War. 
9a)Pftr m. -e§, ^C, pope. \L. päpa.] 
parabit'ren, intr. l)., parade. 
Partie', /. w. party, excursion ; match, 

marriage. [/^., Z,.] 
!|la1fagier, »f. -S, -e, passenger. [^.] 
paffen, intr. ^. (i/a/.) fitjSuit, be fitting ; 

apply. 
paffteren, tr. pass, pass over; intr, f., 

happen, occur. \P. se passer.] 
^affarte, /. iv. passport. 
^ater, m. >d, — , father ; priest, monk. 

[Z..] 
!Pattiarllj|^ m. zc patriarch. [Gr.] 
^ante, /. w. drum, kettle^lrum. 
tP'aufe, /. w, pause, stop. \F. pause.] 
peban'tifdi, adj. pedantic. \P. p^dant.] 
petn(id|, adj, painful ; exact, accurate. 

(Z. poena.) 
tPeitfl^e, /. w, whip, lash. [5/av.] 



9cli» m. -ed, -e, pelt, für; für coat; 

colloq, skin, hide. \M, L, pellicia.] 
^ergament'bniib, m. -(e)d, 'e, volume 

in parchment or vellum, book bound 

in parchment. [Pergament fr, L. 

pergamena, of Pergamus, in Asia 

Minor.] 
f^ergnmentaiotte, /. w, moth that in- 

fests parchment ; bookworm. 
iperle, /. w. pearl. \ItaL perla.] 
tßerrott' (/r. as in P,) m, -8, -%, 

platform. 
^erft'tfe, /. w. wig, periwig. [P, per- 

ruque.] 
9trfon', / w. person ; character {in a 

drama) ; stature. [Z.. persona, mask, 

i61e.] 
perfottifiateren, tr, personify. 
tJefel, See %\\t\. 

f^eter^ttri^e, /. w, church of St. Peter, 
t^etnta, m. Peter. {L,) 
9etffl|ene8(e), w, Turkish nomadic 

people, formerly living between the 

Volga and the Ural, later absorbed 

in the Magyars. 
fPfab, m. -es, -e, path. [E, path.] 
tpfnnb, n. -(e)3, ^r, pledge, security. 
pfeife, /. w, pipe ; fife, flute. [Af, L 

p!pa.] 
pfeifen, pfiff, gepfiffen, tr, or intr, ^., 

pipe, whistle. 
tpfeil, m, -%, -e, arrow, shaft, dart. 

\L. ptlum.] 
pfeilgeff^Mittbr adj. swift as an arrow. 
Pfennig, tn, -8, -e, penny. 
tPferb, n. -e8, -e, horse. [M, L. para- 

ver^dus, extra post-horse.] 
ipferbeba^nr /. w, horse railway. 
^flff , m. -eS, -e, whistle. 
pfiffig, adj, and adv. sly, clever, smart. 
Vfingften, n, -§, Whitsuntide. 
Ventecof». \pat,pl,fr, Gr,, the fiftieth 

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fSfirfif^r ^' -3/ -t, peach tree; also 

^firflf^e, /. w. peach. [Z.. persicum, 

sc. malum, Persian apple.J 
!|lfiirfii^battmr m. -eS, "t, peach-tree^ 
Vfloitser /. w. plant. [Zr. planta.] 
)»(laiiaeii, //-. plant. 
Ißflafter, ». -%, — , pavement. [M. L. 

plastrum,/r. Gr.] 
|»flegen, pffofl, flepfloflen, ö/f<? I^fleßte, 

gepflegt, /r. {a) care for, attend to, en- 

tertain, cultivate, enjoy {also with 

gen.) ; (^), cherish, nourish ; inlr.'be 

accustomed to, be wont. [ TAe sirong 

forms of the verb are used mainly 

with thefirst class (a).] 
fSfltf^t, /. w. duty. [ppegen .] 
^iflilifett, tr. pluck, pick. 
tpflng, w. -e8, ^e, plough. 
Vfote, /. zc. paw. 
|»f«i, 2n/^7 . fie ! 
fP^aittafif'r /• w* fancy, Imagination. 

[-/^r. and Gr:\ 
!pi|OtO0ira|P^f m. zc. photographer. 

[Gr.] 
lßl|otO0ra^l|ie',/. «/. photograph. 
^l^otogra^Pffie^ren, /r. photograph. 
I^lyilfitaatff^r tf^'. physical. 
Riffen, tr. peck. 
tpUgev, m. -8, — , pilgrim. \L. per©- 

grinus.] 
9tlgertafd|er/. tc. pilgrim's wallet. 
^ifel or ^efel, m. -8, — , ante-room ; 

living-room ; summer-room. 
tpi^ltit or ipi^tPitt, m. -^, called the 

" Short," son of Charles Martel, and 

father of Charles the Great, King of 

the Franks (751-768). 
^iftote, /. w. pistole, a gold coin of 

Spain = 16 sh. sterl. or three doUars 

and ninety cents. \F!\ 
tpiati, m. -e§, ^e, piain ; {fig.) battle- 

field ; green, common ; plan. \F. 

plan, piain, level.] 
%ViXL^tVL, n. -§, — , little plan, scheme. 
|>Utt, adj, flat, low ; piain. \E. flat.] 



fßlatte,/. w. plate; ledge. 

^(a^, m. -eS, H, place, room, seat; 
open Space, Square ,- — nel^men/ sit 
down, be seated ; — maddett/ make 
room for, clear the way. \F. place.] 

)»10(fUd|, adj. sudden. [^(0^, blow, 
slap.] 

I^luitl^, adj. clumsy, awkward. 

|plltm^#, interj. plump ! bump I 

^länbemitg,/. w. plundering, ravage. 
[plünbern, ^tunber orig. clothes.] 

|lO(^ett, intr. \^., knock (agalnst, auf/ 
acc^\ beat, throb. 

^oe'ttff^, adj. poetic, poetical. 

tjSolidtt^amtr n. -(e)8, ^er, policesta- 
tion. [^oUjei fr. F. police, and 
«mt.] 

!ßoliaei^ieam^te(r), m. infl. as adj. po- 
lice officer. 

^oU^ermibrig, adj. contrary to the 
police regulations ; amenable to the 
police. 

^olfter, n. -8, — , cushion, bolster. 

Sommern, n. -^, Pommerania, a 
Prussian province on the Baltic. 

^orttet (/r. por-t! 6), m. -§, — , porter. 

ipor^eUatt'kiafe, /. w. china-vase. \Ital. 

porcellana, shell, and L. vas, vessel.] 
^ofitttr'r/ w* posture, position. [Z..] 
^ofttoagen, m. -8, — , stage-coach. 
)I0<| ! interj. odds ! zounds I the deuce ! 

with noun^ confound — . \In curses, 

a corruption ö/"®ott.] 
|lo<|tauftltb, interj. zounds ! the deuce ! 
^rac^t, /. splendor, pomp. 
^frSd^ttg, adj. splendid, magnificent, 

sumptuous. 
^rat^tmäbdlen, n. -§, —, splendid girl. 
iPrat^tboU, adj. splendid. 
^ra^leret, /. w. bragging, boasting. 

[prägen, talk loud.] 
^räfenttcren, tr. present. [Z.] 
^frebigen, tr. or intr. \., preach. [Z. 

praedicare.] 



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lireifeM, pneS, geprtefen, tr, praise, 

glorify. \P. prix, L, pretium.] 
I^rtcftrni, intr, ^., preach. 
^rill5, m. w. prince, son of a sovereign. 
fSrinjerfiit, /. w. princess. 
^rife, /. w. pinch (0/ snuff). \P. 

prendre.] 
%xi^aitMinvi, m. -<e)§, ^r, or -leute, 

private man or individual. 
%ttl^tf f. w. proof, test ; rehearsal. 

\M. L, proba.] 
(irotieren, tr. prove, try. 
I^rofftil', adj. profane, secular. \L. 

profanus.) 
tprofeffor, m. -«, -o'ren, professor. 

Vrofeffo^rittr/. w. wife of a professor. 
|$rofeffor)»aar, ». -t^, -e, professorial 
couple. [^''•] 

^vopfitt^f m. w. prophet. [L, and 
pxo}^^t^t\tn, tr. prophesy. [MX. and 

l|9ro)i^f5eititig, /. w. prophecy, pre- 

diction. 
Iirofa^tfl^, adJ. prosaic. [Z.. prosai- 

cus.] 



^rpteftCHt^, m. w. Protestant. 
^r9tcflM'tiff|, adj. Protestant. {L. 

pari, protestans, F. Protestant.] 
!|lrot»i«it'fori, m. -ed, H, provision- 

basket. [^rotoiant/r. Ital. and /\] 
Vrot^iCMt^mciflcr, m. -d, — , master of 

supplies, commissary, steward. 
|$ro}e1tt^ n. -(e)8, -e, per cent. \L.'\ 
fhr0)effiini% /. w. procession. \F. 

and Z..] 
(»rftfcii, tr. try, test, examine. [Z. 

probare.] 
9f«lmobif'rcii, n. -4, psalm, chanting. 
!|ltl(t, n. or »f. -(e)8, -«, desk. [Z,. 

pulpitum.] 
%Xiy»vt, if . -4, — , powder. \L. pulver.] 
%wA\, m. -d, -t, point, spot. [Z,. 

punctum.] 
iPitiiftliCI, a<^'. punctual. 
^ft^^^f^cn, ». -8, — , doli, baby, pup- 
pet. \dim. of $Up))e, Z^. pnpa.] 
)^wc^ adj. pure. [Z.. purus.] 
)iN^eit, /r. adorn, dress up, put in or» 

der; polish. 
9Ktint«^eriii, /. w. milliner. 



C 



i|it£(cit, tr. torment, torture. [Dual, 

cf. E. quail, quell.] 
Qualm, m. -(c)§, vapor, smoke. \cf. 

E. qualm.] 
qualmen, intr. ^., smoke, steam. 
Ouarttcr', n. -§, -c, quarter. [/^.] 
jQurll, tn. -c§, -cn; «/jö Cuellt, /. w. 

spring, source. 



queUeu, quoO, gequollen, intr. \., 

spring, gush. 
i|tter, adj. diagonal, crosswise. 
Quere, /. w. diagonal ; einem in bie — 

fommen, cross one, thwart one*s 

purpose, run counter. 
i)uirlen, intr. l)., whirl. 



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99aab, /. river rising in Styria, and 
fiowing northeriy into the "Little" 
Danube. 

iHalie, m. w. raven. 

Wad^e, /. revenge, vengeance. 

rS4eu, tr. avenge, revenge; refl. take 



vengeance on one (an, dat.) for 

(megen). [E, wreak.] 
Mab, n. -«8, ^er, wheeL 
ragen, intr. ^., project, tower. 
Waljmen, m. -%, —, frame. [border. 
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Manfe,/. w. vine, tendril, shoot. 
ranfen, intr. \^., and refl. twine, twist 

\cog, rinflcn.] 
W«|i|ienliieiigfl, m. -«§, -t, blackstallion. 
WalPtltd, m. — , {fit of) madness or 

rage ; einen — l^aben, be out of one's 

head, be crackbrained. [iL.] 
rar, adj. rare, scarce. \F, rare. L. 

rarus.] 
mflfi, adj. quick, swift; impetuous, 

rash. \cf. E. rash.] 
Wafenflfiir, n. -t^, -e, piece of turf, 

grass plot. 
rafierntr tr. shave ; jtcft — laffen, to get 

shaved. [F. raser.] 
raffeln, inir. \^., rattle. 
fHüfi, f. w. rest, repose. 
rafklod, adj. restless. 
9iat, m. -(e)d, supply, expedient ; //. 

"t, Council, member of Council, 

councillor, advisor; //. tRatf(^Iäge 

(9latf(j(|(üffe), deliberation, counsel, 

advice ; decree ; 9lat fd^affen, device 

means. 
raten, riet, geraten, /r. or infr. {dat.) 

advise; guess. 
ratfam, adj. advisable. 
ratff^lagen, ratf^tagte, gerat|(((agt, 

intr. ^., deliberate, consult {upon, 

über). [9latf*rag.] 
NÜtfel, n. -8, — , riddle, problem. 
Slatdfettrr, m. basement of town hall, 

public wine room. 
Uaitttf.w. rat. 

89anb, m. -(e)§, robbery, pillage. 
9ian6er, m. -%, ^, robber, thief. 
Mättberlyand, n. ~e3, ^er, robber's 

house. 
ränierifd^, adj. rapacious, predatory. 
SVanil^, m. -ed, smoke. 
ran^^en, tr. or intr. smoke. \^E, reek.] 
Wannt, m. -e§, H, room, space, place. 
rftnmen, tr. make room in, vacate. 
ranfi^en, intr. \^., rustle, roar. 
recenfieren, tr. criticise, review. [Z..] 



9led^entafe(, /. w. slate ; blackboard ; 

multiplication table. 
rei^nen, tr. reckon, calculate. 
Mec^nnng, /. w. calculation; account, 

bill. 
Sted^nungdbud), n. -e$, ^t, account- 

book. 
red^t, adj. right ; direct ; just ; true, real ; 

fitting, reasonable: mit -en 3)ingeu, 

squarely, honestly ; adv. quite, very. 

[cf. L. rectus.] 
Steigt, n. -e%, -t, right, justice, law. 
rcil^td, adv. {gen.), on the right band ; 

to or from the right. 
Stei^tfame, /. w. title, right. 
reifen, tr. stretch. 
Stebe,/. w. Speech ; talk, conversation, 

discourse ; — {)el)en, give an account, 

answer. 
retien, intr. or tr. speak, talk, discourse. 
regen, tr. stir, move ; reß, stir. \cf. 

ragen.] 
Siegen, m. -3, rain. 
9tegend6ttrg, n. -3, Regensburg {F. 

Ratisbon) on the Danube, chief city 

of the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria. 
9tegenffl)irnt, m. -t%, -e, umbrella. 
Siegenmetter, n. -3, rainy weather. 
regierenb,/flr/. adj. ruling. [F. r^gir.] 
tRegternng,/. w. reign, government. 
reiben, rieb, gerieben, tr. rub. 
Steift, n. -eS, -e, empire, kingdoni, 

realm. 
ret(^, adj. rieh, abundant. 
reti^bef dalagen, /rzr/. ^r^'.richly niount- 

ed. 
reiften, tr. reach, band ; bie ^anb — 

{dat.), offer one's band {in tnarriage). 

shake hands with. 
reiH^Uc^, adj. abundant, plentiful. 
9lei(l^dafl^t, /. ban of the empire. 
9iet(^$graf, m. w. count of the empire. 
9ietfl^dtag, w. -3, -e, imperial diet. 

[iit. parliament held on an appointed 

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Meif^dHerfammlitiigr /• «'• assembly of 

the States of the empire. 
Weidjldtiogt, m. -%, H, imperial gover- 

nor. [So0t, fr. L. vocatus.] 
Neid^tnm, m, -e^, 'er, riches, weahh. 
88cif , m, -S, -^, hoop, ring. 
ttiflittft adj. ripe, mature. 
9{ei^e,/. iv. row; rank. 
Wei^ett, m. -#, — , procession, row ; 

chain d«nce; roundelay, refrain. 

\orig. circttlar dance ; choral songi] 
Meil^rrf eber, /. tc. heron's feather. 
Sleim, iw. -(e)§, -e, verse, rime. 
rrimen, tr. rime, make rime; ^^. 

reconcile, harmonize. [tirely. 

reillr adJ. clean, pure; adv, quite, en- 
Weiitfyarbdftntntt, n. -%, watering place 

in Thuringia. 
reitiigeti, tr. purify, cleanse ; clear. 
rrinlif^, adj. clean, neat. 
9{fi#, «. -eS, -^, twig, sprig. 
Weife,/. TT. journey, travel, trip. 
Meifegefft^rte, m. w. traveling com- 

panion. 
Metfemfi<fe,/. w. traveling-cap. 
reifen, intr. 1^. ör f., travel, go, set out ; 

bcr Slciienbe, traveler. [cf. E. rise.] 
WeifcfaiT, m. -ۤ, -"e, traveling-bag. 
Steifige, m. w. mounted soldier, horse- 

man. [reiten.] 
WetfigtoeKe, / m bündle of fagots. 

[üleifiö,/rö»f IReiS.] 
Stet^aitd, n. running away, flight. 
reiHett, x\^, geriffcn, tr. tear, snatch 

away; intr. \., tear along, rush. 
retten, ritt, ßerittcn, httr. f. or I)., ride. 
9leitcr, m, -§, — , horseman ; trooper. 
9iitterff^ar, /. w. troop of cavalry. 
ret5en, tr. excite, stir up; entice, 

charm. 
xtx^txit, part. adj. charming. 
reIognOi@5teren, tr. reconnoitre. 
«etigion', /. w. religion. [Z:.] 
{Religtondangetegen^eit, /. w. religious 

matter. 



rcMttcii, rannte gerannt, intr. ^. and 

f., run, rush. 
Wennff^fitten, m. -%, —, sledge. 
Sleilie, /. v). rent, income. [/r. as in 

^.] 
t)le)»0fit0rittm, n. -%, -ten, cabinet, 

\book^ shelves. 
Meft, m. -ei, "t, xemainder, rest. 
8iefira«rati0nliimmer, n. -d, — , di- 

ning-room, restaurant. [F.] 
retUHflieren, tr. retouch. [F.] 
retten, tr. rescue, save, deliver. 
Sletterin,/. w. rescuer, deliverer. 
Wettnng,/. w. rescue, deliverance. 
Wene,/. regret; repentance; remorse. 
fltl^ein, m. -%, Rhine. 
rillten, tr. direct ; arrange ; judge. 
Stif^ter, m. -%, — , judge. 
Wiflterfht^I, m. -S, H, judgment-seat ; 

tribunal. 
rtl^tig, adj. right, correct ; regulär, 

genuine ; interj. certainly, of course. 
8l{dit|>lat;, m. -«8, ^e, place of exe- 

cution. 
Mii^tttng,/. -w. direction. 
rieillien, ro(^, gerot^en, intr. \)., smell, 

— na(^, smell of. 
9iiege(, m. ~S, ~, bar, bolt. 
riefeln, intr. \. or]., drop, ripple. 
9iigorofnm, « . -8, (rigorous) exam- 

ination; especially examination for 

a doctorate. [Z..] 
9ttngel, m. -§, — , ringlet. 
9(ingeldien, n. -^, —, little ring, 

ringlet, curl. 
ringen, rang, gerungen, tr, struggle, 

wrestle, contend for (um). 
ringfürmig, adj. ring-shaped, round. 
ringö, adv, (gen.) in a circle, around ; 

-um, — Ijerum, round about. 
rinnen, rann, geronnen, intr. f., run, 

flow. 
«itter, m. -§, — , knight. [reiten.] 
9ioä, m. -€§, H, coat. 
Woiflragen, m. -8, -«en, coat coUar. 



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Sto^cit, /. w. crudeness ; ßg. brutal- 
ity, barbarity. 

Wul^rfloif, m. -%, ^, walking-stick, 
cane. 

WnHr, /. w. roll ; list ; r61e, character. 
[L. rotula.] 

rotten, tr. or inir. f., roll. 

9l9m, m. -9, Rome. 

romiltltifl^r o^J- romantic. [orig. a 
u'ork in a Romance langttage^ tale 
of chhmlry^ 

Montiidid Sliigufhtlud, m. the last 
Cxsar of Rome, dethroned by Odoa- 
cer (476). 

rdmifd^, adj, Roman. 

Sld^d^flt, n, -%, — , dim, little rose. 

Wtffe,/. Tc. rose. [Z..] 

WofenffOl^, n. -^S, rosewood. 

Wofcnfrana, m. -e^, h, garland of 
roses ; rosary. 

rofig, adj. rosy. 

9ldi9(ein, n, -%, — , dim, little rose. 

«o#, n. -(f!)e8, -(ff)c, horse, steed. 
[cf. E. horse.] 

Sto^taffl, n, -%, village in the Prussian 
district of Merseburg, where Fred- 
erick the Great defeated the French 
and Imperial forces Nov. 5, 1757. 

9{d|letii, n, ~%, —, little horse. 

rot, adj, red, crimson, blushing. 

Slot, n. -ed, redness, blush. 

Wotbart, m. -ed, redbeard. 

9totto^f , m. -^l, ^e, redhead ; ünch. 

titiiä^, adj. reddish. 

rotfeibett, adj, (of) red silk. 

Wotttine, /. practice, experience. [F.] 

Äitrf, m. -f 3, -€, jolt, jar. 



rftifen, tr. push, move, stir; infr, 
]., proceed, march ; ein-, invade. 

Wttifett, m. -%, —, back. [£. ridge.] 

tttttftel^r,/. return. 

tüdto&tt§, adv, afterwards. 

Wftifttfeg, m, -eS, -e, way home, re- 
turn. 

Wttffattg, m, -Ǥ, H, retreat. 

tuhttn, tr, or intr, 1^., row. 

Mltbolf, m. -4, (1218-1291) son of 
Albert IV, Count of Hapsburg, 
elected King of Germany 1273. 

Ättf , m, -^^, -e, call, cry. 

rufen, rief, ßerufen, fr. or ift/r, \),, 
call, shout, cry ; summon. 

Än^(e),/. w. rest, peace. 

rn^en, intr. i)., rest, repose. 

rnljlig, adj'. quiet, composed, at rest, 
at peace. 

Wtt^ni, m. -e8/ glory, renown. 

rftl^ren, tr. touch, stir, beat ; bie 
Sirommet — , beat the drums. 

SIttine, /. w. ruin. [F.] 

runb, adj. round. 

Mnnbljut, ;//. -^%, ^, round hat. 

rnn5eln, /r. or intr, f)., wrinkle. 

rn^fen, tr, pluck, pick (a/owl). 

Slntlanb, n, -§, Russia. 

rttften, tr, prepare, equip, arm. 

rüftig, adj'. vigorous, brisk, stout. 

Wüftnng, /. 7t'. preparation, equipment, 
armor. 

SVätli, n. -8, meadow on the west 
shore of lake Lucerne in the canton 
of Uri, scene of the Union of 
the Forest Cantons, Nov. 7-8, 1307 

rütteln, tr. jolt, shake. 



&aatf m. -9, S&le, hall, drawing room, 

salon. 
@aaltf|ttr(e),/. zv, door of a hall. 
Büüi, f, iv. seed, standing grain ; grain- 

fields, crops. 



Säbel, m. -%, — , sword. [Orient.] 
@af^e, /. u: thing, affair; business; 

subject, point ; cause. 
Sai^fe, m. w. Saxon. 
Sai^fen, n, >g, Saxony. 



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f«4t, aJJ. soft, lighi, slow ; adv. soft- 
ly. cautioutly. [E, solt.] 

Zü4i, m. -es, -t. sack. bag. 

fioi, tr. vjw, seed down. \cf. 3aat, 
eaoK J 

6«ir, /. u\ saying. legend. 

6ige, /. u\ saw. 

f<t^a, /r. say, teil. 

6«itc, /. u*. string, chord ; music (of 
strin ^ed in strununts ) . 

6«Mr(H), m,-xii. -n, seed. 

fflMOirla, /r. collect, gather : rfß. col- 
lect <7r compose oneself. 

6«mm(r)t, m. (e)§, -f, velvet. \\f, 
Gr. hexamiton, web of six threads ?] 

S«MMlMN0r /. w. collection. 

8«««t«g, m.-%,-t, Saturday. \S.G. 
and Rhein. = N.G. Sonnabend; 
3amd /r. Sambaz = Sabbath.] 

ftml, /''^/> v^^ äat. together with. 

8<Mtrtfffll, ».-§,—, velvet cushion. 

föintftlt, A^'. all, all together. 

fanft, /7^'. soft, mild, gentle. [^. soft.] 

6«ttb, nt. -tl, sand. 

Sang, w. -t%, H, song. 

6ättgrr, w. -§, — , Singer, minstrel. 

Süngrrfrfk, n. -S, musical festival. 

Sanft (3t.) (Bcorgrntag, m. festival of 
.St. George, April 23. 

Banft (3t.) 3«^ ^r San Jerönimo de 
Vuste, a monastery near Plasencia 
in Estremadura in Spain, to which 
Charles the Fifth retired (Feb. 3. 
1557) and where he died (Sept. 21, 

1558). 
fa|P|i(rlot, interj. zoundsl the deuce! 

\corrupted fr. F. sacrö nom de 

Dieu.] 
\ap}^txmtnit see fapperlot. \L. sacra- 

mentum, host.] 
Sarg, m. -e§, ^c, coffin. {Gr., L. 

sarcophagus.] [^''O 

@arfo|p^ag', m. -^, -e, sarcophagus. 
Samen, ;/. -U, Samen, on the lake of 

the same name, the chief town of 

Obwalden. 



6«ttrl, nr. -4, \ saddle. 
8«ttrlta«9f, m. -t§, 't, pommel (of a 

saddle). 
6<ttel|ieat, n. -t^, saddle trappings. 
6«^r m. -ed« *t, «nteoce, phxase; 

stake, wa^r; leapL 
fmi^er, adj. neat, trim. 
f aarr, adj. sour ; harsh, hanl, difikalt. 
6«wrt«|pfr ««. -^f 't. ilMempered 

person, sour-f aoe. 
6iBle,/. v. colamn. 
6«UB, jii. -e^, t, edge, border. 
fisfebi, />/r. ^, rustle, munner. 
faafcn, m/r. 1^., roar; whistle {of the 

wind). 
6cfMe, /. «r. scene. \L. soena.] 
fi|ttig, tf^'. shabby. [S<(abe, scraper.] 
6i|«i|t, m. -tl, H, shaft; gorge, 

chasm. \E. shaft.] 
fl|«^, adj. {used pred.) ; t% ift —, it 

is a pity. \n. S(I^De(n). E. scathe.] 
fi^a^en, intr. ^. {dat.\ hurt, härm. 
fi^Wnfr^lp, adj. malidous, mischte- 

vous. 
6l^ifer, m. -8, — , shepherd. [Si^af .] 
SiMftHn,/. w. shepherdess. 
filaffeN, fc^uf, geliaffen, /r. create, 

make; v. tr. ox intr. ^., work; 

bring about ; provide, furnish, pro- 

cure, get. 
6dj|aff ner, m. -%, — , guard, conductor. 
Sf^af dtolif , m. -t%, ^, sheep's head ; 

blockhead. 
floaten, tr. Shell, pare, peel [@(^(e.] 
fi||a(fl^aft, adf. arch, roguish. 
Bd^aU, m. -<e)S, -e, or ^, sound. 
fdpatten, fc^oQ, gefc^oüen, orw. intr. %., 

sound, resound, echo. 
f^allen, intr. If., rule, command ; act 

arbitrairily, do as one likes. 
@c^am, /. modesty, shame. 
fd^amrot, adf. blushing with shame; 

— machen, make blush. 
Sdlanbe,/. shame. 
ff^anben, fr. disgraoe, dishonor; violate. 



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ffl^ftti^ttll^, adj, shameful, disgraceful, 

base. 
Sfl^ait^e,/. w. bulwark, intrenchment. 
CSfl^lirr /. w. troop, division. 
fdiaretir reß, collect, assemble. 
fdiarf (f(^firfer, f(ftarffl), adj. sharp, 

acute. 
6fl|ariai^mantel, m. -l, ^, scarlet 

mantle. [©(j^arladd /r. i'l/. L, scarla- 

tum.] 
6f^arte^Ie,/. z<r. old, musty book ; trash. 
8li^attClt, m, -%, — , shade, shadow. 
fi^attig, adj. shady. 
6f^atiiIIe, /. w, casket. \M. L. scatu- 

la, cf, Si^ac^tel.] 
8dj|a4fr fn. -t^, H, treasure. 
Sdjfiltdicti, n. S, —, little treasure; 

sweetheart. 
ff^cItFCtt, /r. value, estimate, esteem. 
®(^aiir /. view ; jur — tragen, display. 
fd^attkern, intr. \^., also imp. {dat.) 

shudder. 
fll^aiten, tr. or intr. see, look (upon), 

survey. 
f (Rattern r intr. ^., shudder, tremble|; 

shower. 
Sf^anfenfter, n. -%, —, show-window. 
ffliatttebty intr. or /r. rock, swing. 
@i^atttel|pferb, «. -«8, -e, rocking- 

horse. 
8d|«lltllt, m. -eS/ H, foam. 
®(l^aitf)»iel, ». -d, -t, spectacle ; play. 
@i^auf)iielfyaiid, n. -e^, ^ex, theater. 
ff^Cifig, adj. pied, party-colored. 

[Sd^ede/ piebald.] 
®f^cifie,/. w. disk, pane. 
ff^eibcn, fdjieb, öejc^iebcn, /«/r. f., de- 

part, leave ; tr. separate, divide. 
@dicilt, m. -§, -e, shine, brightness, 

light ; appearance, semblance. 
fd|einetir f^ien, gefi^tenen, intr. f)., 

shine ; seem, appear. 
fd^eittrtl, intr. 1^. and f., be wrecked, 

frustrate, miscarry. 
8fi^elmr m. >e§, -e, rogue, rascal 



fd^elmiffl^, adj. roguish, mischievous. 
ff^elteit, j(^alt, oe[(^olten, tr. blame, 

reprove, scold. [with two accs.'] 
ed^eUkoort, n. --t%, -t, reproachful 

Word or epithet ; invective. 
@fi^eine(, m. -§, — , foot-stool. 
^d^etite,/. iv. ale-house, tavern. 
ff^ettfettr tr. pour out, fiU; give, pre- 

sent, bestow. 
^a^txt, f. w. scissors. 
fixeren, f4lor, gefc^oren, tr. shear;/^. 

trouble, annoy ; concern. 
Sdyerenff^Ieifertarreti, m. -§, — , scis- 

sor-grinder's cart. 
Sf^er^r fn. -cS, -e, jest, joke, sport ; im 

Sc^erje, in fun. 
fc^eit, adj. shy, bashful, timorous. 
fd^eitettr tr. shun, fear; r^. with Mox, 

be afraid of, hesitate at, shrink from. 
ff^ilfett, tr. send; reß. be suitable or 

proper; flefd^idt befommen, receive 

what had been forwarded. 
ff^itfltdll, adj. becoming, proper. 
@d^tfffal, «. -3, -e, fate, lot. [[(^idcn, 

Order, dispose.] 
fdfie^en, f(^o§, ßcfc^ offen, tr. shoot, 

discharge (a gun); intr. \., dart, 

rush. 
@iffttf, n. -t%, -e, ship, vessel. [^/. 

£. ship.] 
Sf^iffer, »f. -§, — , boatman, sailor; 

master. 
@f^iff^tttann, m. -§, ^er, or -leute, 

sailor ; //. sailors, crew. 
Sd^ilberung, /. w. depiction, descrip- 

tion, picture. [fc^ilbern, 8(^ilb.] 
@c^t(bttiac^(e), /. w. sentinel, guard. 
Sf^tUittg, m. -§, -e, Shilling, [cf. 

fd^etten, resound.] 
BtftimmtVf m. -§, — , glimmer, glitter. 
fd^intmertt, intr. ^., glitter, sliine, 

gleam. 
Sdlinfettr m. -§, —, ham. 
@d|irmti08t, w. -eä, ^e, protector, 

patron, guard ian. 



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ei^Uilt, /. w. battle. [|(^(aaen .] 
6d|f«f^tfrlb, n. -t'i, -ci, battlefield. 
ei^llli^torbllltilfi,/. w. Order or line of 

battle, battle array. 
BdtlaU M. -«3, sieep. 
e^lftfl^riir «. -8, — , nap. 
fc^fafrn, ft^lief, gefd^fafen, /M/r. I)., 

sleep. 
6f4fafnidaett,/. »•. bed-time. 
fl^Uifrrtl, impers. (acc.) be sleepy, 

drowsy. 
ff^laff, aä/\ siack, loose; weak, re- 

laxed ; indolent. 
6ll|(af0Ciiiild), «. -(c)ä, "ex, bed-room, 

bed-chamber. 
0fl|laf (pfigftit, /. sleeplessness. 
9id^iti\v9ä, m. -i, ^e, dressing-gown. 
@f^(afftattCr /. «'. sleeping-place. 
Sl^lag, m. -€d, ^e, stroke, blow, shock ; 

kick ; song {o/ birds)^ warble ; sort, 

kind ; paralytic schock. 
fdllaflrn, f(^(ug, geft^Iagen, tr. strike ; 

beat ; defeat, rout {an enemy) ; ji(^ 

— burc^, win one's way. 
fc^(anf , adj. slender, slim, thin. 
fd^Iei^t, adj. piain, simple ; bad, 

wicked ; poor, wretched. 
ff^Ief^trrbtngd, adv. by all means, pos- 

itively, utterly. \gen. pl. f(^Iec^tcr 

3)infl(c)S.] 
((^leiiffrn, W\6^, gef(^(i(^n; intr. \., 

steal, creap, sneak. 
8i||(rier, w. -§, — , veil. 
fdyletfcn, jc^Iiff, flcj^lliffcii, ^r. grind, 

whet. 
@d|(enbriait, m. -§, -e, beaten path, old 

custom ; snail's pace. [i^llcnbern.] 
f(^f(|l)ien, tr. drag, trail. 
@(^tedlpiO, n. -^, Schleswig, city near 

the Baltic, also the northern district 

of the Prussian Province of Schles- 
wig-Holstein. 
((^(euberit, tr. hurl, cast ; intr. 
ft^leunig, adv. hasty, hurried. 



6i|le«fiiigrr, m. -^, — , native of 
Schleusingen, a small town on the 
Schleuse in Thuringia, east of Mei- 
ningen, [singen. 

@i4le«fiNgrriii, /. w. native of Schleu- 

ff^Ul|t, adj. piain, simple ; homely. 

fdllielctt, {4»(o|, oef^loffen, tr. close, 
shut, lock ; conclude, end ; infer. 

fflÜMM, adj. bad, evil. 

Sl^ttttrH, m. -i, — , sied, sledge, 
sleigh. 

ei^f«!, n. -(ff)ed, '(ff)eT, castle, man- 
or; lock, clasp {pf bracelets). 

S^plaffrr, m. -i, — , locksmith. 
Sf^foffrav,/. w. lady of the Castle. 
€ff4Cot^nrf<40ftr / «f* lordship of a 

Castle ; lord of an estate. 
6l|l0|40f , m. -t^, "t, castl&court. 
8i9fn4ltr /. w. ravine, gorge. 
ff^Iw^^en, intr. \^„ sob. 
%^\WBxmtXf m. -S; slumber. 
ec^tttf, m. -(ff)c8, ^<f[)c, conclusion, 

inference ; end ; deduction, reasoning. 

[fd)Ue§en.] 
6ii(itffel, I«. -8, — , key. 
ei^lftffcIlArbc^ni, ».-d, — , key-basket. 
fflmad^tenb, part. adj. languishing, 

yearning. [fd^mail^ten.] 
fdimäditigr adj. slender. 
ff^tnäliUl^r odj. shameful, infamous. 
ff^mal, adj. narrow, slender, smalL 

\cf. E. small.] 
fd^ntälen, intr. ^., (auf) chide. 
fdpmattfnir intr. l)., feast. 
dimeffetl, tr. taste ; intr. ^ and imp. 

taste, taste well; fid^ {dat^ gut — 

laffen, enjoy thoroughly, relish ; eat 

heartily. 
fcl|meid)ell|aft, adj. flattering. 
fdimei(^clttr intr. ^. {dat.)^ flatter. 
@f^titei(^(er, m. -S, — , flatterer. 
@d^mer5, m. -eS and -«n8, -cn, pain ; 

grief. \cf. E. smart.] 
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6i|niieb, m. -ed, -<, smith. 
ff^miebeitr tr, forge, weld. 
fll|m0lletl, <»/r. ^., pout, sulk, grumble. 
fd^ntttlf , <i^'. neat, smart, pretty. 
ffl^infiifett, tr, adom, ornament. 
@dinatelr m. -§, ', bill, beak. 
@d|naberl^it)»fcrl, n. -§, ^, humorous 

song in the Alps sung responsively. 
®fl^tiallenfd|ttly, m. -ed, -^, shoe with 

buckle. 
ff^arren, /«/r. \^., rattle, whirr, scrape, 

grate, give a rasping tone ; grumble, 

scold. 
fd^nauiftt, tntr. %., sniff, snort, pant. 
fdlnanfen, intr. ^.^ pant. 
@d)neCr m. -§, snow. 
fdjiltrelorift, adj. snow-white. 
fdlneikeit, f((nitt, gef^nitten, tr, or /»/r. 

cut, carve, engrave. 
6d)tteibcrr m. >d, tailor. 
@d)neiber8efen(e), m. w. tailor's ap- 
prentice, journeyman. 
ff^neirtl, intr, or impers, snow. 
ff^nett, <7<^'. quick, swift ; violent. 
fdpnefleil, intr. ^. or \., spring, fly back ; 

tr, let fly, jerk; cheat; refi, rebound. 
©ff^neüigfeitr /. swiftness. 
@d^nell5ii0, m. -t%, ^, express train. 
\^nit^tln, re/l, dress up, deck out. 
flf|ntt)lfeit, tr. or intr, snufT, inhale 

vigorously. 
ff^nttren, tr. fasten with a string, tie, 

lace. 
fdpitltrreK, intr. ^., hum, purr. 
ff^Olt, adv. already ; even ; indeed, no 

doubt, I think. 
fd^dltf adj. beautiful, fine; pleasant, 

delightful. \rel. f(^auen.] 
@fi^9nlieit, /. w. beauty. 
^(^jirtiftein, m. -(e)3, -t, chimney. 
ed|o6, m, -(6)e§, ^(^)e, lap ; ßg. bos- 

om ; skirt {pf a coat.) 
@diranf, m. -t^, H, case, press, cab- 

inet. 
SdSireif , m. -Ǥ, terror, fright. 



f^rrtfen, ff^ral, fiefc^rotfen, intr. f., be 

Startled, frightened ; weakj tr. f right- 

en, alarm. 
^xtdtUf m. -§, —, see S(|)red. 
eif^rcffendfititbf,/. 2v. terrible news. 
\^xtm^, adj. frightful, dreadful, 

terrible. 
@t4rci, m. -(e)d, -€, cry. 
ff^rciir», fc^tieb, gef (^rieben, /r. write. 

[L. scribere.] 
@d|rei(tafe(, /. w. tablet, slate, note- 

book. [%Ci\t\fr. L. tabula.] 
ff^reten, jt^ric, gefd^rieen, intr. cry, 

cry out, scream, shriek. 
Sf^reiltr m. -S, -c, ehest, casket ; cof- 

fin. [L. scrinium, case.] 
fd^reitcit, fcftrttt, öej^ritten, intr. f., 

stride, stalk. 
@dirift, /. w. writing; book, publica- 

tion. [fc^reiben.] 
fd)rift(i(4, adj. written; -e Arbeiten, 

manuscript works, exercises. 
ff^ria, adj. shrill. 

6d|r{ttr m. -{e)S, -e, step, stride, pace. 
6(ün6fa4, «. -es, "er, drawer. [©i^ub 

fr. {(Rieben.] 
6f^illiUb(, /. w. drawer, set of draw- 

ers. [^ahtfr. ßaben.] 
fd^ttf^tem, adj. shy, bashful, timid. 
8d|ft(4ternl|c{t, /. shyness. 
8fl^tt^, m. -es, -^, shoe. 
@f^lt(k, /. IC. debt ; guilt; fault, crime; 

f(^ulb fein, be at fault or to blame 

(for, on). 
fdinibig, adj. indebted ; due ; guilty, 

to blame. \with acc. of amount."] 
@dittlf,/. u'. school. [Z^. schola.] 
^^Mttf m. -§, — , Scholar ; pupil. 
6d|tt(eriitr /. w. pupil. 
Sd^ttltamerab', m. w. school-comrade, 

classmate. 
edpunelyrtr, m. -S, — , school-teacher. 
en^ttlmcifter, m. -%, —, school-master. 
@d^iiM»riif itito,/. w. school-examination. 
@dilllflttiier/. w. school-room. 



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ei^vltctf /. vj. Shoulder. 

fl^irflt, tr. stir, poke. 

6f4ftr^r /. "w. apron. \obs, adj. scurz, 

E. Short.] 
64ftr5fca, n. -%, -e, leather apron. - 
ei^ttl, m. -<ff)€«, '(^)e, shot, Charge. 
6i^ttffcl,/. «'. bowl. 
6f^ttflerr m. -%, — , cobbler. 
B^uftttiun%t, m. w. cobbler's lad or 

apprentice. 
\^»tttln, ir. shake, toss, stir. 
fdittttrn, tr. shed; (au| or fibcr), pour 

out; impute; yield. 
Sf^Hlt, m. -e§, shelter, protection ; — 

unb Xtu^, offensive and defensive. 
6<4i^#(<)r ^* ^* archer, marksman. 
fc^lilfeil, /r. Protect, shelter, defend. 
6dytt^i|crr, m. w. protector, patron. 
@d^tt|(Uit8, w. -€#, -€, Charge, prot6- 
fdlttiac^r adJ. weak, feeble. [g^(e). 

fdltvif^eit, ir, weaken. 
@<^tiiaI6e, /. u'. swallow. 
@i^loail, m. -d, -"e, swan. 
Sl^mauatt, ». -d, Schwanau, an island 

in Lake Lowerz in Schwyz. 
fdpUlttltCtltocift, adJ. swan-white. 
Sc^üaitt, m. -(e)§, 'e, hoax, jest, 

funny tale ; farce. 
fl^taanteilr intr. \. or \^., waver, totter, 

reel ; roll, toss ; fluctuate. 
Sdploariii, m. -ti, "t, throng, troop. 
fdimarmeriff^, adj. visionary ; enthusi- 

astic. 
fdltparj (Ic^wärjer, fd^morjefl), adj. 

black, dark. 
ff4loar5brauii, a<^'. dark brown. 
fd))iiärjltllj|, adj. blackish. 
fclitta<Ftn,7t'. ««/r. ^., Chat, gossip, talk. 
fc^tOfbeii, in/r. f)., be suspended, hover 

poise. 
\tlitDthtnh,/arf. adj, poised, suspended. 
@f^tlPfbe, m. w. Swede. 
@ff)ttebetl, n. -d, Sweden. 
8d|ttefell|tfl5i^etir m. -§, lucifer match. 
@d)loeif, w. -€8, -e, tail, train. 



fl|tpeife«, inir. I). an«/ f., sweep; rove, 

stray, ränge« 
ff^iwiieN, f((iDieo, oef<l^iDteoen, intr, %., 

be silent, hush ; cease speaking. 
6i|tMigeN, ff. -8, sifence. 
ff^toetgenbr /^ ^^- <»^'' ulent. 
8i9l»ciaer>iiNl, m, -ed, Swiss League 

(Helvetic Confederation). 
ei^MPcOc, /. w. sill, threshold. 
ff|l»eiiteii, tr, wave, swing, flourish. 
ff^tpcr, adj, heavy; strong; grievous, 

severe ; difficult, hard. 
fi^tocrfillig, adj. heavy, clumsy, mas- 
sive. 
6l|l9rri«', n. -d, Capital of the Grand 

Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. 
Si^ipcrt, ff. -e9, -eT/ sword. 
ec^ivertgctlirr, ff. -eS, clash of swords. 
fdltocrtgcMlQ^Mt, a^'. accustomed to or 

skilled with the sword. 
Sil^lpeflerr /. w, sister. 
fi^tocfterlifir a<^'- sisterly. 
6i|loiegercUcrti, //. parent»in-kiw. 
ec^toiertgtcit,/. u;. difficulty. 
fd^ttimiitcii, fi^mamm, gefi^moinmen, 

intr. ^. <»rf., swim, fioat, drift;^^. 

hover. 
fi|i9tiibeiir ft^wanb, gefc^wunben, iff/r. 

f., disappear, vanish. 
ff^ioingc«, f^^mang, oeff^tDunaen, /r. or 

intr, \^., Swing, wave, brandish. 
fl^ttPirreM, intr, ^., whiz, whirr, buzz. 
SüiXß'ixtn, fi^roor «^r f(^iour, gef(^)ooren, 

^r. or m/r. ^., swear, vow, take oath. 
fl^tuftl, a^'. close, sultry. 
Sdpttinng, m. -eS; ^e, swing, elevation. 

buoyancy ; play (of the Imagination), 
fcfpiour or fd^nor, ^^^ f(^n)5ren. 
©dptoiirr m. -(e)§, 'e, oath. 
@d^l9l|^, ff. one of the three original 

cantons of Switzerland, also a town 

on the river Musta, at the foot of the 
fedjidr num. six. [Mythen. 

fedj|dmiinat(idpr adj, of six months. 
\t^9\p9aMi^, adj, drawn by six horses. 



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ffll^ft -er, -t, -^%, ttum. sixth. 

f ^1^5*0 r num. sixty. 

^tt,f. w. sea; m. -%, -\\, lake. 

Seele,/, w. soul. 

@eeUd(erg, x. -9, a village on the 
Sonnenberg, above Treib, on the 
west side of Lake Lucer ne, in Uri. 

Seemeg, m.-^%, -e, sea-road; maritime 
route. 

Segeilr m. -9, — / benediction, blessing. 
[L. Signum.] 

fegnett, tr. bless. 

fe^etir fol^, flejel^cn, m/r. i)., see, look; 
— witÄ ouf, look on, regard ; — au9, 
discover in ; — in, look into ; — na(^ 
or 3U, look to, see to, attend; im/, 
wiik dat. look like, resemble. 

feiHieti, reß. long, yearn. 

fe^ttlill^, adj. longing, anxious, ardent. 

Se^tifni^t, /. desire, longing, yearning. 

fe^r, adv. very, much ; sorely. 

«eibe,/.«/. silk. 

feibetty adj. silk, silken. 

Seiben^ettg, n. -S, -t, silk stuff or 
cloth. 

®etl, n. -8, -^, rope, cord. 

feftt, war, getoefen, intr. f., be, exist ; 
imp. {dat.) feel; used as an auxil- 
iary in forming the perfect and plu- 
perfect tenses of intrans. verbs^ 
which denote a change of condition 
or movement^ also when the/art. has 
assumed the force of an adj. 

feitt, poss. pron. bis. \prig. gen. of 
refl.pron. ftc^.] 

feittei^gletd^ett, adj. indecl. such as he 
is, bis equal, his like. [jeinen ts orig. 
gen. of char acter i Stic ^ used subst. 
with the poss. adj.] 

feitti^gleidiett, see jeineSfllett^cn. 

feil, Prep, with dat. since, for {titne) ; 
conj. since. [f eit(er) is an orig. comp, 
adv. governing the dat., which has 
lost its sußx.] 
feitbem, adv. since then or that, since. 



Seite, /. w. side ; page. 

Seitettgang, m. -§, ^e, side path, side- 

passage ; exit (from stage). 
@erretärfd|(itffe(, m. -%, —, desk-key. 

[M. L. secretarius.] 
fefttttbterett, intr. ^. {dat.), second, ac- 

company. [Z..J 
felber, pron. indecl. = felbfl. [orig. 

masc. sing., now used unchangeably 

in all genders and numbers.] 
f eibig, adj. same, self-same. 
felbft, pron. indecl. seif, following pro- 

noun, itercUive, myself, yourself, 

etc.; adv. preceding noun, even. 

[fclbfl orig. gen. StW^^MA 
Sele)yl^, the ancient river Calycadnus, 

now the Göksu, in Cilicia. 
feÜg, adj. blessed, sainted; deceased, 

late, lamented. \fr. obs. saelde, 

happiness.] 
Setbftbef ddattitttg , /. self-contemplation, 

introspection. 
Seligteit, /. w. happiness, bliss. 
felteti, adj. rare. 
feltfattl, adj. Strange, Singular. 
feitfett, tr. sink, lower ; refl. sink, fall. 
Setti, @ii>batttti Sa^tifta, m. -g, Seni, 

an astrologer of Padua, who attend- 

ed Wallenstein. 
Seiiftittg,/. w. sinking, descent, grade; 

hollow; thesis, unstressed syllable. 
@e?liiette, /. w. napkin. [/^.] 
f erbieten, tr. and intr. serve. \F.\ 
fetten, tr. set, place, üx; assume, sup* 

pose; with \\x, appoint; refl. sit 

down; intr. \. or ^., run, leap, pass 

(over). 
Seufze, /. w. {protracted or conta- 

gious) sickness, disease, pestilence, 

epidemic. \adj. jlc^.] 
fenfsen, intr. l)., sob. sigh. 
Sentker, m. -§, — , sigh, groan. 
fic^, reß. pron. indecl. dat. or acc, 

third pers.^ sing, or pl.^ mas.,fem. or 

neut.^ himself, herseif; themselves; 



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reciprocal^ each other, one another; 

für — , to oneself, by oneself, alone. 

\pldgen. fein (sin).] 
filier, adj, {gen^ secure, safe, sure, 

positive; adv. securely; surely, cer- 

tainly. 
6il^rlKtt,/. safety, security, assurance. 
fil^eni, tr. secure {from^ toor), guaran- 

tee ; assure ; insure. [L. securus.] 
fil^ttar, adJ, visibte) piain; evident, 

apparent. 
fif , pers. fron. ^ fem» ^f'^g'-i and pL she, 

they. 
6lf , pers. pron.y sing, and pl. {third 

pers. pl. used for the second) you. 
fielen, num. seven. [cf. L. septem.] 
fleieitt -er, -t, -eS, ord. num. seventh. 
fieb(en)5i0, num. seventy. 
6ie8, m. -t%, -t, victory. 
6ieflel, n. -9, — , seal. [L. sigillum.] 
Sieger, m. -8, — , conqueror, victor. 
Qiiegertraiii, m. -^9, ^e, conqueror's 

wreath. 
fiegreti^, adj. victorious. 
Signalement, n. -9, -9, description (of 

a Person in an official document). 

Sille, /. w. syllable. [Z., Gr. syllaba.] 
Sider, n. -8, silver. 
Sillergell, n. -9, -er, silver money. 
fllberiiien, adj. bright as silver. 
Siiliernifinse,/. zc. silver coin. [^iinje 

fr. L. moneta, money.] 
filüern, adj. (of) silver; silvery. 
fingen, fang, flefunflcn, tr. sing, chant ; 

warble, chirp. 
finfen, fanf, gefunfeit/ infr. \., sink, 

drop, decline. 
Sinn, m. -e3, -e (//. sometimes w.), 

sense, perception ; mind, thought ; 

disposition ; character ; temper ; taste, 

appreciation. 
@itte, /. w. custom, practice ; //. man- 
ners, morals. 
fitifam, adj. modest ; decent. 



Sitnntim, /. w. Situation. [F., L.] 

0i|f, m. -cS, -e, seat, chair. 

fi|««r faBf gefeffcn, in/r. ^., sit, be 

sitting ; sit down ; fit, suit. 
S^tiffen, n. -9, — , cushion. 
etüUft^dtf f. w. scalp-lock. [£.] 
Stlnne, m. iv. slave. 
Sfnt, m. -(e)8, a German game with 

Cards. 
(0, adv. so, thus; in that case, then; 

— ein, such a. 
foeien, adi', just now, just then. 
f0O«r, adv. even. 
f0l<(b, conj. as soon, as soon as. 
fogleifl, adv. immediately. 
00lpU» /• «*• sole. 
eoipn, m. -e8, 'e, son. 
€dl|n(ein, n. -d, — , little son. 
folll -er, -e, -e8, pron. and adj. (in- 

decl. before ein) such, same. [sd and 

Ith, body, = so constituted.] 
Solbat', m. "w. soldier. \prig. merce- 

nary, F., L. solidus, a coin.] 
f0lib', adj. solid, substantial, genuine. 

foUen, tr. and mod. aux. {denoiing 
moral Obligation)^ shall, ought; be 
obliged; be said to; mean; be in- 
tended or destined to. 

Sommer, m. -g, — , summer. 

Sommerabenb, m. -8, -«, summer 
evening. 

Sommemndit, /. H, summer night. 

Sommerf)iro|, m. st. -(ff)e8, -(f[)e; w. 
-en, -en, also f. w. Sproffe (usually 
in pl.\ f reckles. 

Sommerzeit, /. w. summer-time. 

fonberbar, adj. peculiar, stränge. 

fonberbarern»eife, adv. {gen.) strangely, 
for a wonder. 

fonbem, conJ. but {used after a nega- 
tive), [prep. fonber.] 

Sonne, /. w. sun. 

Sonnenball, m. -%, sun-ball. [Sonnen, 
w.gen. mas. or/.] 



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fmtneiitefi^ieticitr aä/. sun-lit. 
fimnenlieil, aäj. heated by the sun. 
6Plllieitf«(eiit, m. S, suntight. 
6oimeitfihra^I, m. -(e)§, -en, sunbeam. 
SimiieiiiiNtergaiig, m. -S, H, sunset. 
SraittadJlleib, n, -t%, -er, Sunday 

dress. [morning. 

Bwxntni^^mn^txi, m. -%, —, Sunday 
fonft, tuLv. formerly ; otherwise, eise ; 

besides. 
^vt^tf /. iv. disquiet, anxiety, sorrow ; 

care, concern. 
forgritr tntr. 1^., care, take care, be 

anxious. 
furgfiltig, adj. careful. [-fftltifl fr, 

falten, fold.] 
forgfod, adj. careless, unconcerned. 
fDrgfant, adj. careful. 
ftftPlflr adj. as much, so much. 
ftflote, adv. as well as, as soon as. 
fllfil^eil, intr. l)., spy, search, look 

(closely) or watch for (nad^). 
@|»aitieitr n. -S, Spain. 
flianiltn, tr. span, stretch, strain; at- 

tach, harness. 
f^lftrlidil, adj. scanty, piain, frugaL 
fliarfam, adj. sparing, econonücal; 

parsimonious. 
6f|pA^, m. -es, -"e, joke; sport; au§ ör 

im <7r 3um — , in fun. \Ital. spasso.] 
f|lSt, adj. late. 
@|iiitlterliftnai9mtttag, m. -9, -e, after- 

noon late in autumn. 
S^Hif, w. w. sparrow. \pei name fr. 

Sperling.] 
@|»a5iergang, m. -s, ^, walk {for 

pUasure)^ promenade. 
ftia^ierett, intr. \. or l)., walk, go for 

pleasure. \ltal. spaziare.] 
Spazierritt, m. -eS, -t, ride (on horse- 

back). 
%)ftt^if m. -eS, -€, woodpecker. 
flieieit, jpie, ßejpte'en, intr. ^., spit. 
@)ieif e , /. w. f ood, viand. \M. L, spesa, 

cost ; cf. spendere.] 



e^erUttg, m. -%, -e, sparrow. 
fiferreitr tr. bar, close ; shut in, lock up ; 

sprawl. 
Bpit^tlt m. -d, — , mirror, looking- 

glass. [L. speculum.] 
®|piegetttlbr n. -%, -er, reflection. 
flfiegcltlur, adj. clear as a mirror. 
@|pic(, n. -(e)#, -e, play ; ganic ; play- 

ing {of instrumgnts)j Performance, 

military music. 
\p\titnf tr. and intr. play; gamble; 

ins fRote — , have a tinge of red. 
@|iielmattitr m. -g, er or -(eute, musi- 

cian, minstrel. 
^pinhti, f. w. spindle. 
f)yinnen, fpann, oejponnen, tr. spin, 

plot; purr. 
@)itttnengei»e(c, n. -S, — , spider's 

web, cobweb. 
@|finiifrait,/. w. spinning woman. 
Bpiunttih, n. -eS, 'er, spinning-wheel. 
BpilUtf f. w. point, tip ; top ; head 

(ofan army); pl. lace. 
f)lüttern, intr. ^., be shattered, splint* 

ered. 
S^orn, m. -(e)S, -€ or -en, [usually of 

a pair) Sporen, spur. [Af.H.G. 

Spor(e), w. m. ©poren is the oldpl."] 
®)f0ttgelb, n. -eS, trifling sum. 
6)prad|e,/. w. speech, language. 
@|pradiilierti»aitbtfff|aft, /. kinship of 

language, linguistic relationship. 
fpred|rn, jpra(%, gcfproc^jen, intr. or tr. 

speak, talk. 
f^ringen, fprang, gelprunflen, intr. f. 

or l)., spring, jump, leap ; gush forth, 

have its source. 
Cipritf abritt /. w. distillery. 
@pritfi^, m. -«S, ^e, sentence, decree, 

proverb. 
Sprung, m. -eS, "t, spring, bound. 
6^tir, /. w. track, scent ; clue. 
fpttren, tr. trace, perceive, notice. 
^iaai, m. -es, -en, state; pomp; 

finery. 



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@taiit<(ani9alt, ///. -i, "c, public pros- 

ecutor. 
8tob, m -(e)d, ~e, staff, stick. 
6ta^t, /. 'e, City, town. 
Stäbttr, w. -§, — , Citizen, inhabitant 

of a town. 
BtaWmufittMt\ m. w. town-musician. 
ftal)(i(an, adj. steel-blue. 
ftaflitr oldformfor |!cl)(c)u, p. 94, 1. 17« 
@tan, m. -<e)d, ^, stable, stall ; shed. 
ftammcln, /yi/r. 1^., stammer, hesitate. 
Stanb, w. -(c)8, "c, stand, state ; pro- 

fession ; ju -€ bringen, bring about, 

accomplish ; im fianbe, able. 
Stange,/, w. pole ; bei ber — bleiben, 

stick to the point. 
ftarf (fiflrfer, ^xU^), adj. strong, 

vigorous, robust, stout ; extreme. 
®tärfe, /. strength. 
ftärfen, tr. strengthen, invigorate ; re- 

fresh; confirm. 
flarr, adj, rigid, staring, fixed. 
@tattOtt',/.w'. Station. \F:\ 
Sftatiotid'gcliänke, n, -t%, —, Station. 
^itiX\,f. {pl. preservedin Compounds)^ 

stead, place; }u fiatten (ommen, 

come off ; transpire ; prosper. [flat= 

ten, fr. M.H.G. state^ opportunity.] 
fttttt, prep. wiih gen. instead of. [also 

usedfor anflatt with in/.] 
ftattfittbeti, fanb — , -gefunben, in/r. 

{)., take place. 
ftattfti^, adj. stately, dignified. 
Staub, m. -ed, dust. 
Staitbfaben, m. -§, -, stamen. 
Staube, /. 7v. bush, shrub. 
atauffaf^cr (Oöerner), w. -0, Stauff- 

acher, one of the heroes in the Swiss 

war of independence (p. 106). 
ftaunen, intr. \)., be astonished, sur- 

prised ; ftauuenb, with surprise. 
Stecfbrief, m. -(e)§, -e, proclamation 

of arrest. 
fted^en, ftac^, geftot^en, tr. sting, prick, 

pierce, stab. 



fketfen, /r. stick, put, üx ; inir. stick, 

remain ; lie hidden ; — laffen, leave 

behind; forsake. 
Steg', m. -e§, -€, narrow path, bridge. 

[/r. jJeiflen.] 
flelyett, flanb, gefianben, intr. f^., stand, 

stay; be; — bleiben stop; — für, 

answer for ; einem gut — , become. 
ftelpleu, fla^I, gefto^Ien (wüA dat. of 

pers. and acc. ofiime), tr. steal, de- 

prive one of. 
fleif, adj. stiff. 
Itelgeit, flieg, gefliegen, intr. f., rise, 

ascend, climb ; mount upon (auf) ; 

descend, alight {witßi prep. of direc- 

tion^ in or t)on) ; step or walk up ; 

öom ^ferbe — , dismount. 
fteil, adj. steep. 
Stein, m. -<e)9, -e, stone. 
Steinen, n. -S, village in Schwyz, re- 

puted home of Werner Stauffacher. 
fletnern, adj. stone, made of stone ; 

stony. 
Steinfarg, m. -(e)d, "e, sarcophagus. 
Steinmnrf , m. -S, H, stone's throw. 
Stelle, /. w. Spot, place ; office ; pas- 

sage {jn a book.) 
fteOen, tr. place, Station ; refi. place or 

post oneself ; present oneself ; ap- 

pear ; behave ; pretend, act as if. 
Steüttttg, /. w. Position, Situation, 

bearing, posture. 
Stengel, m. -%, —, stalk, stem. \cf. 

Stange.] [knell. 

Sterbegloffenton, m. -eS, ^e, funeral- 
fterben, jlarb {subj. ftürbe, or j*arbe), 

gefiorben, intr. f., die. 
fierblic^, adj. mortal. 
Sterfe,/. w. young cow, heifer. 
Stern, m. -§, -e, star ; constellation. 
Sternbenterei^ /. astrology. 
Sternlein, n. -S, — , little star. 
ftetig, adj. fixed ; constant. 
ftetd, adv. (gen.) cojistantly, steadily, 

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flettiii({)fii|, adj. of Stettin; im @tetr 
ttnfd^en (p. 115), in the district of 
Stettin, a city in the Prussian Prov- 
ince of Pommerania, on the Oder. 

®tifl^, m. -e§/ -t, Stab, prick, sting; 
im -« (äffen» to leave in the lurch. 

fütfen, tr. embroider. 

@tirfeC, m. -%, —, or -U/ boot. \Ital. 
stivale, L, aestivale, light covering 
for the foot.] 

frieren, intr, ^., stare. 

ftiften, tr. found, establish. 

®tt(, m. -(e)8, -e, style. \L. stilus.] 

fliS, adj. still, silent, calm. 

%i\SUf f. w. stillness, silence, solitude. 

ftiHeit, tr. still, silence. 

ftiOfdltlieigeil^r ad/, silent. 

fHAflel^eit, jlanb —, -flejionben, infr. 
f). and \., stand still, stop, f alter. 

Stimme,/, w. voice. 

ftimmen, tr. tune ; ßg. agree, accord ; 
vote. 

Stimmung, /. w. tuning, key ; tune; 
mood, temper. 

8tirn(e),/. w. forehead, brow. 

@toif, m. -eä, -"e, stick, cane; trunk 
{of a tree) ; störy {of a house). 

ftoifen, intr. \^., stop; hesitate, stam- 
mer. 

@toifl|ii(m, n. -%, Stockholm, capital 
of Sweden. 

Stoff, m. -eS, -<, stuff, material. 

ftüf^nen, intr. 1^*, groan. 

ftol)pem, intr. ]., stumble, trip. 

ftolj, adj. proud {of auf), haughty. 

Stoi5, m. -t%, pride, arrogance. 

Sto|ifnabe(, /. w. daming-needle. 

^in^t m. -e§, H {S.G. w. in sing, 
cf Hauff, p. 44jf".), stork. 

Stordpenabentener, n. -§, — , adven- 
ture as a stork. 

Storc^enf^ltoef , m. -%, —, stork's wing. 

Stordienliattt, /. H, stork's skin. 

Stordl^fnl, m. -eS, ^e, stork's foot. 

St0n|in,/. w.f//. -nen, female stork. 



StOtf||iff||, n. -^B, stork language. 
ftftren, tr. trouble, disturb, stir up. 
ft^fien, jiicfe, fleflofeen, /r. push, thrust, 

strike, kick ; ©Ififer an einanbcr — , 

touch glasses ; inS J^orn — , blow or 

wind a hörn. 
Strafe, /. w. punishment, penalty. 
fhrafen, tr. punish; correct, reproof; 

jemanb fiflflen — , {causa/ gen. //.) 

give the lie. \with two accs.] 
Stral^I, m. -§, -en, beam, ray. 
fitra^Ien, intr. f^., beam, radiate. 
StraIfnnb^ n. -%, Stralsund, a city on 

the Strela sound in Pommerania, 

opposite the Island of Rügen. 
Stranb, m. -e§/ -t, Strand, beach. 
Strafe, /. w. street. [L. strata, paved.] 
Straftenetfe, /. w. street corner. 
fhränben, tr. rüffle ; reß. bristle, stand 

on end ; struggle, resist. 
Strandjl, m. -(e)§, H or Hx, shrub, 

bush. 
Stranfe, m. -eS, H, bunch of flowers, 

bouquet. 
fireben, intr. ]^., strive (for, nad^), en- 

deavor. 
ftreiten, tr. stretch ; reß. extend oneself. 
Streidi, m. -e$, -e, stroke ; trick. 
fihreidyen, ^x'iäi, öejlrit^en, tr. stroke, 

brush ; spread ; roam, wander ; blow 

(ofwind). 
Streif, m. -e§, -e, strip, streak. 
ftreifen, tr. touch, graze, brush. 
Streit, m. -(e)§, -^, contest, quarrel. 
ftreiten, firitt, flejirittcn, intr. or reß. 

strive, contend (with, mit; for, um or 

über), dispute; litigate. 
Streitfrage, /. w. question at issue, 

matter in dispute. 
Strenge, /. severity, strictness, rigor. 
Streu, /. w. litter, bed (of straw). 
Stridi, m. -(e)3, -e, stroke, line. 
Striff , m. -e§, -e, cord, rope. 
Sttitfftrumiif, m. -e§, stocking being 

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%iX9%, n, -<e)8, straw. 
etr0lpl|^llt, m, -%, H, straw-hat. 
C(tr0|«Mttc,/. w. straw mat. 
6l?0m, tn. -t%, 'e, stream, current. 
fhrftMC«, intr. f. an^ ()., stream. 
etrftiiMPfd^, ». -«, — , little stocking, 

sock. 
e^ftMl^«, n, -i, —, little room. 
CtniCr /. TT. room, Chamber. 
C(tiilieiitt^ftr(c), /. w. door of a room. 
C^tfltf , n. -«8, -t, piece, fragment, part ; 

distance ; gTo|e -e galten auf, think 

much of, hold in high esteem. 
CtMl|c«r n. -%, —, (little) piece. 
€iM»ttf, n. -e%, unünished work, 

fragment. 
C(t»^cnt^ m. w. Student. [table. 

6tiibcii'teiitiff(» m. -eS, ~e, student's 
etn^ittui, n, -%, (Stubien, study. 
6tltfCr /. u'. Step, stairs ; degree, grade. 
Zt^Xt tn. ~d, ^t, chair, seat. 
flMWm, adj. dumb, silent. 
fkttinlPf f A<^'. dull, blunt ; insensible. 
CtniiMpf, m, -e9, i<e/ stump. 
Citnitbe, /. w. hour ; league. 
ftunbeitlatlg, adJ. an hour long; adv. 

for hours. 
Stürm, m. -(e)8, ^e, storm ; assault. 
flttmtrtt, inir. \^., storm ; charge ; press 

upon (in) one ; assault (auf). 



etiirwe^littit, m. -t%, -t, wings of the 

störm. 
ftiraiiff^, adj\ stormy, violent. 
StvrmiMfttet, n. -%, stormy weather. 
fßxytn, intr. f., fall, tumble, rush, 

plunge ; tr. plunge, overthrow ; reß. 

plunge, rush. 
fKUftn, tr. prop up, Support, rely upon 

(auf, acc.) ; r^. lean, rechne. 
fttbtral^iereii, tr. subtract. [L.] 
flll^H, tr. seek, look for; try. 
6ftb, m. -ed; eübni, -d, south. 
fftblil^r ^dj. Southern. 
ettl'tan ör ©ultan', m. -%, -t, sul- 

tan. 
Cinl^a, n. -S, a small village on the Um 

in Saxe- Weimar. 
fHmmetl, tr. and intr. f^., hum. 
®fttibe, /. w. sin. 
Cfivber, I». -9, — , sinner. 
ftttlbl^afi, adj. sinful. 
^nptviatWf m. -%, -e, Superlative. 
pnppt, f. w. soup. 
furrenb, /art. adj. buzzing, whirring. 

[furren.] 
fft|, adj. sweet. 
6l|llD'be,/. w. synod. \Gr,\ 
Slprirn, n. -^, Syria. 
8)ynit'8eiibattm, m. -%, ^, lilactree 

(fpanif<^T ^lieber). 



Sa'baf, m. -^, -t, tobacco. 

tabeHod, adj. blameless, faultless. 

[Säbel.] 
Xafel, /. w. table, tablet, slate ; dining 

table; — J^alteii/ dine. [Z,. tabula, 

tablet.] 
%a%, m. -«3, -e, day, daylight ; — für 

— , day after day ; X>oUev — , broad 

day ; eS liegt om —, it is cl';ar. 
%a%(t)tmxt, n. -§, -t, day's work, daily 

work. 



täglifl^, adj. daily. 

Saitte (/r. Tal'ye),/. w. waist; form. 

XaXi, m. -eS, -e, touch. \L. tactus, 

touch.] 
Safent^ n. -(e)8, -c, talent. \L.\ 
Smtlteiibaum, w. -§, h, fir-tree, Christ- 

mas-tree. 
3:annettoelpii(5, n. -ed, -e, fir-forest. 
Santirnrrid, n. -e§, -er, fir-twig. 
2:aiite, /. w. aunt. [/^.] 



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tmaeKf inir, \., dance. 

ta|»ferr adj, brave, valiant. \E. dapper.] 

2a|pferfeitr/. bravery, valor. 

ta^|»eii, m/r. ^. (na4)), grope, feel (for). 

!taffl|e, /. ZT. pocket. 

ZcfileitMirlkr / u^. pocket-brush. 

Xtffc, /. w. cup. [Z''., Ital.\ 

XMi^tf f. w. dove, pigeon. 

t^ttfCHr /r. baptize, Christen; name. 

[reL tief.] 
tail0C1l, m/r. \^., be good ^r fit {/or\ 

be of use; ni(^t9 — , be good for 

nothing. 
%tMif€tUtf. w. dewdrop. [%tx\t fr. L.] 
tJIttfi^CKr tr. (in, dat,) deceive, delude ; 

reß. be disappointed. 
tfinffi^eitbr pari, adj, deceptive, illusive. 
t4Nfeilk, num, thousand. 
tanfenbniaf, adv. a thousand times. 
2:<tlfnibf<fA» M- -S^ -@/ jackanapes, 

wild fellow. [Interj. sa I sa !J 
XasH Jtoanb, /. ^, hedge of yews. 
Seif^, M. -eS/ -e, pond. 
XtW, m. -{e)8, -e, part, share ; lot ; 

einem ju teil »erben, become one's 

lot| share in. 
tcUeitr tr. divide ; share. 
%t\\na%m,t,f. participation, sympathy. 
U\\nü%m\9§, adj, unsympathetic, in- 
different. 
%t\t%xw»m!f n. -i, -^, telegram. 
%tit^tapiitnffuxttm^f n. -§, -S, tele- 

graph ofüce. 
XtUtx, m, -%, — , plate, platter. 
7cad|ll«tte,/. Tell's Ledge, a shelf of 

rock on the east side of Lake I.u- 

cerne. 
7ctll)iel, m, -§, — , temple. [L. tem- 

plum.] 
Zem)fO, n. -%, -3, time, measure; 

raf(^e0 — , lively, or quick time, alle- 

gro. [Ital.] 
3:eHPr^ m. -%, -e, — , tenor. 
Seraffe, /. w. terrace. [F. terrasse, 

L. terra.] 



teuer, adj, dear, costly; rare, precious 
Xtnftl, m. -%, —, devil. [Gr,, Lat, 

diabolus.] 
%tW\t\^9\xVL, n, -8, drive to perdition, 

drive one mad. 
Xenfetölame, /. w, infernal mask; 

diabolical spectre. 
2:^«1, n. -%, Hx» Valley. 
t^alut, adv. down the Valley; de- 

scending. 
XMIer, m. -§, — , doUar {of the value 

ofthree marks or Shillings ^ seventy 

Cents). 
$|«t,/. zc. act, deed. 
t^teiireiil, adj. active, eventful 
V^ViiXt, n. -8, — , theater. [Gr.] 
2:^0r, n, -8, -t, gate. 
X^Vtf m. w. fool. 
2:|(i>rl|eit,/. ti'. folly. 
tljiaridit, adj, foolish. 
XtfK^ntff. w. tear. 
Zliroit, m. -(e)8, -« <?r -en, throne 

[Gr.] 
tiproiten, intr. ^., be enthroned ; reign. 
tlinit, t^at, geti)an, tr. do, make ; intr. 

act. 
Hftr(e), /. w. door ; jur — ^inau§, 

out by the door. 
2:i|llrgl9ffe,/. w. door-bell. 
Sllftrittoen, n. -%, Thuringia, a pictur- 

esque district in the centre of Ger- 

many, embracing in part the four 

Saxon dukedoms. 
Xllftringer, m. -%, —, Thuringian. 
Xlittringer SSalb, m. -%, Thuringian 

Forest, a wooded ränge of mountains 

in the southwestern part of Thu- 
ringia. 
XfrttrMtnfe, /. w. door-latch, door- 

handle. 
'Saßt\tlmtVit,f. w. threshold. 
^iil|1lltait, m. -§, thyme. [Gr.] 
liier, m. -8, also f. the Tiber in 

Italy. 
tief, adj. deep, far ; profound. 



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Ziffe, /. w. depth ; abyss, gorge. 
tieflicgCK^, pari, adj. deep-set, sunken. 
%\tx, n, -i, -t, animal ; beast, brüte. 
2itn|eM, n. -i, little animal. 
XiergartrUr m. -4, ^, zoological gar- 

den ; park. 
3;i0ip, 30^aHn ZfcrcUfi (1559-1632), 

Count of, born in Belgium, General 

of the Catholic League (1618), and 

generalissimo of the Imperial forces 

(1630) in the Thirty Years* War. 
timttnMf n, -(ff )e«, '(ff)er, inkstand. 
Siwteilfifft, m. -eS, -e, cuttlefish. 
tiroler, adJ. indecL of the Tirol, south 

of Bavaria ; Tyrolese. 
%\\Af m. -^i, -^, table, board ; desk. 
Sifiltvifl^c,/. table-Iinen. 
%9'%tLX, See %aha\. 
toten, intr. \^., rage, storm. 
tt^tttff, ^, daughter. 
Zöf^terleill, n. -i, little daughter; 

dear daughter. 
Sob, m. -^%, death; be8 Slobed fein, 

be a dead man. 
2:obed«llgfl,/.//. ^en, mortal anguish. 
Xobedtiot, /. mortal distress. 
Sokedfrot, m. -ed; '|e, death-blow. 
!tobfeinb, m. -9, -t, mortal enemy. 
X9n, m. -i,^, tone, sound ; note, key ; 

strains, stress ; accent. [ Gr., L. tonos.] 
tünetl, intr. %,, sound, resound. 
Xomifter, m. -8, — , knapsack. [//»/«- 

gar.] 
Xorfretifon (Stnnoib), (1603-1651), m. 

-S, Count of Ortala, one of the most 

brilliant generals of Sweden in the 

Thirty Years' War. 
tot, adJ. dead. 
S^otenbalpre, /. w. bier. 
totfriilagen, fcfilug — , -^ejc^lagcn, tr. 

strike dead. 
totffipioetgen, jt^iüieg — , -flcfc^roieoen, 

tr. kill by silence; {of a remark), 

reoeive in silence. 
Xmn, /. w. tour, trip. [F.] 



Zräf^t, /. «'. costume, dress ; fashion ; 

load. 
tr<4|ten, intr, ^., try, endeavor; — 

Main, strive for, aspire to; have a 

design upon. 
trcgen, truß, getraaen, tr. bear, sus- 

tain, carry ; produce ; wear ; auf ben 

^önben — , cherish. 
Xrfigcr, m. -%, — , carrier, porter. 
trtgüomiffljl, adJ. serio<:omic. 
Xrttfitorb, m. -eS, 'e, hamper 
Sranf , m. -%, ^, drink, liquid. 
XxfMht, f. w. grape, bunch of grapes. 
trauen, tr. marry. [re/. 2! reue] 
XvMUtt, f. mourning, sorrow. 
Srnnerfleib, n. -eS, -er, mourning- 

garh. 
tranem, intr. ^., (um, acc^ mourn, 

grieve. 
tranlt4, cuij. familiär, intimate; cor- 

dial; cosy. 
Sranm, m.eS, t, dream. [^/.^.dream.] 
träumen, intr. or im/>ers.{dat.) dream. 
truumlod, adJ. dreamless. 
trourig, adJ. sad, dreary, mournful. 
itani -er, -e, -e8, adJ. dear, beloved. 
treffen, traf, ßetroffen, tr. or intr. hit, 

strike, meet, find ; affect, concern ; 

coincide ; gut — , prove fortunate, be 

successf ul ; reß. happen. 
treffenb, part. adj. pertinent, to the 

point. 
Sreffer, m. -%, — , prize {in a lottery). 
treiben, trieb, Getrieben, tr. drive; 

prosecute, carry on {a Business); 

intr. go, rush. 
treiben, n. -3, activity, stir; doings; 

manner of life; germination, budding. 
trennen, tr. separate, divide. 
Xxtppt, f. w. stair, staircase. 
2:re|P|iengelänber, n. -S, — , railing of 

the staircase. 
treten, trat, getreten, intr. f. or t)., 

tread, walk, step; mit Qü^en — , 

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tffll, adj. faithfui, loyal, true. 
Xrtut,/. truth, üdelity, loyalty. 
trcttlod, aäj. faithless. [tion. 

Ztitbf m. -t%, — , Impulse, inclina- 
trittfen, trauf, ßetrunfen, tr. drink. 
Xrtitfrtir ». -d, drinking, drink. 
Xtittf m. -e§, -e, tread, step ; footstep, 

course. 
Zrium^fl^f m. -e^, -t, triumph. [Gr., 

L.] 
tr tttllMPlJlic'rcnb, part. adj. triumphant. 
trtfflfn, adj. dry, parched. 
trofftteit, tr. dry. 
XxwxmtX, f. w. drum. [AfM.G. 

ttum(b)e(, fr. trumbe.] 
%t9mptituid^aUf m. -{z)%, sound of a 

trumpet. 
Xt9p\tnf m. -%, — , drop. 
trüften, tr. comfort, console. 
trdfihretf^, adj. comforting, consoling. 
%x^%f m. -^%, defiance, scorn. 
\X9%, prep. wUh dat. (or gen.), in spite 

of, notwithstanding that; equal to, 

so as to vie with. 



tr^^ig, aäj. deßant, insolent, stubborn. 
Zriimmer, a/so 2:rümmern, //. (o/ obs. 

Srumm) niins. 
Xxw^\, m. -8, drink, draught. 
%xxLi\t9ih(a, m. -€8, ^, turkey-cock. 
XxvLii, see Siro^; ju Sd^u^ unb — , for 

offense and defense. 
Sf(^at0, m. -%, -%, shako, military cap. 

\Pol.\ 
Xxi^t n. -€8, ^r, cloth, fabric ; an ar- 

ticle of cloth. [tie. 

X^^i^^tn, n. -%, little kerchief ; neck- 
tndlttg, adj. able, capable; hearty, 

thorough, good. 
X^t, f. w. malioe, spite. 
tnfftfd^, adj. tricky, malicious. 
Sttgcnb , /. w. virtue. [taugeti . ] 
X^Mtf m. w. Turk. 
tttrtifd^, adj. Turkish. 
Xwcxsif m. -4, ^e, tower, spire. 
2:ttriiioe(a^, n. -^9, -t, tower-room. 
Slurmgeittadp, n. -3, ^ex, tower-room. 
Sitritfeft, n. -9, -t, gymnastic festival. 

[Xurn, F, tourner.] 



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fifteC, adj. evil, bad; — nel)men, be 
offended at. 

ftbeit, tr. exercise ; practice ; execute. 

öfter, prep. with dat. or acc. over, 
above ; across, beyond ; more than ; 
during; about; at, concerning, on 
account of; bcn Safl — , all day 
long ; adv. with similar meanings : 
— unb —, over and over, all over ; 
used as sep. accented preßx when it 
has its füll force ; also as an 
insep. and unaccented preßx with 
verbs in a derivative sense. 

üiieraa^ adv. everywhere, anywhere. 

ttbcrbrin'geit -brad^te, -brad^t, tr. de- 
liver. 

ftftevbied', adv, besides, moreover. 



rftcrbriffig, adj. {with gen.) tired; 

satiated. 
fi'fterfal^rfn, fu^r — , -flefa^ren, intr. 

\., cross over; drive or sail across; 

tr. cross, pass over. 
Ü'iicrfiilirt, /. w. Crossing, passage; 

ferry. 
Überfall, m. -i, H, sudden attack, 

surprise. 
üfterfarien, -pet, -faflcn, tr. fall upon, 

surprise. 
ii'fterfiUireit, sep. tr. lead over, across ; 

ftberfftli^ren, insep. tr. {gen.) con- 

vince (of). 
ft'berflfiffig, adj. abundant; super- 

fluous. 
Ürbergaftc,/. w, surrender, delivery. 



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VOCABULARY, 



over, deliver; insep, surrender, sub- 

mit. 
tt'lcrgclc«, ging — , -^jegangen, intr, 

f., go over, overflow; prooeed to; 

desert to ; insep. tr. go over, run over 

{a book) \ pass by, omit ; transgress ; 

transcend, excel. 
ft'lergriff, m. >e8, encroachment. 
WUtktM%tn (fiberl)dngen), l^ing — , 

-gegangen, intr, \^., overhang, pro- 

ject beyond. 
ii/kcr|iiig(tt, I)tng —, -gegangen; tr. 

hang over, cover. 
k%n%$,Wfi\ adv. on the whok, in gen- 
erale altogether, anyhow. 
iftcrtorfai, -lic^ -laffen, tr. leave, 

give up, relinquish, cede. 
iiierle^CM, tr. survive, outlive. 
ilcrfc'gCN, tr. consider ; also refl. dat. 
il(rw«M'MCHr tr. overpower, master. 
üenMI^'ttK, intr. \^., pass the night. 
ikIcntcfKmcii, -na^m, -nommen, tr. 

take, take Charge of . 
Merrc'ff^Nf tr. conie upon suddenly, 

surprise, overtake. 
ftiftM^fc^nng,/. w. surprise. 
Ü'icrrtttf, m. -tl, H, overcoat. 
ü^crff^reiten, fj^ritt — , -gc|*ritten, 

tr. Step over. 
ft>crff|rift,/. w. title, head-line. 
ütcrfe'lieit, -fa^, -fe^en, tr. take in at a 

glance ; look over ; overlook ; survey. 
tt'ierfe^ctir sep. intr. |., go over, cross 

{in a boat). 
^htt\t'Htvi, tr. translate. 
itber treffen, -traf, -troffen, tr. surpass, 

excel, exceed. 
übertreten, trat — , -getreten, intr. ]., 

go or Step over. 
fliier^ä^'lcn, insep. tr. count over, 

e^umerate. 
iilcr^en^gen, tr. convince. 
iberiie'lien, -jog, -jogen, tr. spread 

over, Cover. 



ttler^tMi'gCtt, tr. Cover with branches. 
Ikier^npcnl, €uij. slanting, sidewise, 

crosswise. [jtDen^, fr. quer.] 
ftirig» adj. left over, rest, remaining. 
ftlrigcn#, adv. besides, moreover. 

[fiber.] 
ftinngy /. w. exercise, practioe. 
Ufer, n. -4, — , shore, bank. [shore. 
ttferftcrg, m. -es, -e, mountain on the 
nfcrrnnb, m. -ti, «er, margin of the 

shore. 
ttfcrfcite, /. w. side of the shore. 
WlUt, f. w. hour ; watch, clock ; uninfl. 

o'dock. \L. hora.] 
NM, prep. with acc. about, around, 

near ; at ; conceming, for, with re- 

gard to ; to the extent of ; um . . . 

)U, with. inf. in order to ; used as a 

separabU accentedprefix^ signifying 

around, round about; deprivation; 

loss ; insep. and unaccentedin verbs 

with a derivative signification. 
Mmnr'niett, tr. embrace. 
nm^Utfen, sep. refl. look back or 

around. 
nWbringenr brai^te — , -gebra^jt, tr, 

kill. [bery. 

nmbnfll^t', part. adj. enclosed in shrub- 
Mmbetf'en, tr. insep. cover, envelop. 
nw'bre^en, sep. tr. and reß. turn 

around. 
nmfaf'fen, tr. insep. embrace, compre- 

hend. 
nmfint'tem, tr. flutter about. 
nwflie'len, -ficft, -f!of[en, tr. flow 

around, Surround, 
nmge'ben, -gab, -geben, tr. Sur- 
round, encircle. 
ttmgegenb, /. surrounding country, 

neighborhood. 
nw'grnben, grub — , -flegraben, tr. dig, 

turn up, undermine ; insep. Surround 

with a ditch. 
nm'gftrten, sep. tr. gird about, buckle 

on ; insep. tr. gird up, Surround. 



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unt'l^aMeii, ^ieb — , -oe^auen, tr. cut 

down, feil. 
Wlt^er^ adv. and sep. prefix^ about, 

around, round about ; the two parts 

are often separated um . . . Ijer, the 

object being placed between, 
itwfrer^gcl^cN, ging — , -geflanaen, intr. 

\., go about. 
iititl|erUiife»r tief —, -flelaufen, intr, 

\., run about, or around, go out of 

the way. 
um^erltegen, Jag — , -flet^gen, Üe 

around. 
mnlKr^fdiirleit, f(^o6 —, -flel^offen, 

intr. ^., shoot about, dart around. 
nwlicr'fcleii, fa!) — , -flefe^en, intr, \^„ 

look about. 
NWi|er'f)iaaicreil, sep, intr. \„ walk 

around. 
MW^crtreiten, trieb — , -fletrieben, tr, 

drive about; refl, wander around, 

travel hither and thither. 
Mwlttl'lrn, tr. envelop. 
um^telircil, sep. tr, tum around, turn 

upside down ; refl, turn around. 
Mm'fomntriir fam — , -gefommen, intr. 

perish, die. 
umrtlt'grtl, w, Surround, encompass. 
nmfifpUc^iir -W^% -Icftloffen, tr. en- 
compass, enclose. 
untfdiliii'geit, -jd)(ang, -ff^Iund^"/ ^''• 

embrace, wind about. 
ttm'fclieit, fat) — , -gelegen, r^. look 

about oneself, look around, look 

back ; — nad^ (dat^ look out'for. 
irm^fe^cn, sep, tr, transpose ; exchange, 

seil ; refl. change (pf weather), 
Itmfoilft, adv. gratis, for nothing; in 

vain ; to no purpose. 
MntflPringeti, -fprang, -jprungen, intr. 

\., leap about, jump around. 
ttniftailb, m, -(e)§, H, circumstance ; 

Umftänbe, formalities; — ma(^en, 

be formal; hesitate, raise difficul- 

ties ; make a fuss. 



iimftftitkU4l, adj, and adv, circum« 

stantial, detailed ; formal ; caref ul. 
um^ttieiibeii, manbte —, -getooiibt, tr. 

turn about or over; refl, turn around. 
uwtoo'gcit, tr, insep. surge about. 
umaie'lieii, -jog, -jogen, tr, draw 

around, Surround. 
ttmjttt'geln, tr, insep. Surround, en- 

circle. 
tliiistig, m, -^^, H, change of dwell- 

ing or Service ; procession. 
UW-, insep, negative prefix usedwith 

adjectives front verbs^ participles 

and nounSy and is usually accented. 

In many long Compounds with wxi-, 

the stress upon the prefix and the 

verb is equal, or varies according to 

the emphasis laid upon either part, 
mt'angcitelpni, adj, disagreeable, un- 

pleasant; obstreperous. 
nn'amielymfiffifeit, /. w, unpleasant- 

ness, inconvenience. 
unaMf^alt'fant, adj. impetuous, irre- 

sistible. 
unaitf^dr'ltd^, adj. unceasing, inces- 

sant. 
nitaudflirefi^'fidl, adj. unutterable, in- 

expressible. 
nnattdftell'ltfll, adj. unbearable, intol- 

erable. 
ntibegreif^ltfl^, adj. incomprehensible ; 

inconceivable. 
nit'befaniit, part. adj, unknown, un- 

familiar. 
un^kcmertt, part, adj, unnoticed. 
ntt'fterä^rt, part, adj. untouched. 
Mllbcfl^ft^bigtr part. adj, unhurt. 
unbeflllranft', part. adj. unlimited, 

absolute. 
ntibeffllrctt^Udp, adj. indescribable. 
mi'beforgt, pari, adj. easy, uncon- 

cerned. 
utibeftrcit^bar, adj. incontestable, in- 

disputable. 
iinbctPfg^ltc^, adj. motionless. 



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MM^, conj. and. 

nn'^flNfr m. -<e)d, ingratitude. 
««^«rd^^Hsg'lill, adj. impenetrable. 
»M'nitgellltil, adJ. gratuitous. 
H«'emt»ei|t, part. adj, unprofaned 

undefiled. 
MVCrlitt^lUI, €ulj, inexorable ; implac- 

able, relentless. 
mt'erf^l^reii, pari. adj. inexperienced. 
«Krrniet^Ull, adj, immeasurable, vast. 
itll'rrfi|retfni, part, adj, undismayed ; 

unterrified. 
»Ncn»<irtet, part, adj, unexpected. 
mt^firmüll, adj. shapeless. 
lt»'fnil|tlar, adj, unfniitful, sterile. 
Itllgcni, n. -9, Hungary. 
ttü^gc^NU,/. impatience. 
««'f r^vUig, adj. impatient. 
1t«'gc||eiier, n, -^, —, monster. 
MMgelycn^cr, adj. huge, immense, vast, 

monstrous. 
«n'gel^iiikrrt, part, adj. unhindered. 
mt^gemeiii {also unflemein')/ adj. un- 

common, rare ; adv. exceedingly. 
»n'geni, adj. unwillingly. 
««gtffiliirt, adj. unskillful, awkward, 

clumsy; unapt. 
vn'gcftört, pari. adj. undisturbed, un- 

molested. 
mi'gcftiilK, adj. violent, vehement. \cf. 

fiemmen, check.] [lence. 

ttit^geftitni, w. -(e)d, impetuosity, vio- 
nn'gctfim, n. -^, -t, monster. 
Uti'gClDil, adj. uncertain, indistinct. 
nn'geioo^tit, part. adj. unaccustomed. 
un^geiogen, adj. 111 bred, unmannerly. 
tttt'glänbtg, adj. incredulous, unbeliev- 

ing; used substanthely, unbeliever, 

infidel. 
ttnglaiili'lidl, adj. incredible. 
nngfitlf f n. -ۤ, -t, misfortune, adver- 

sity. 
ungtittflidilr adj. unfortunate, unlucky. 
nngläiffflig, adj. unhappy, unfortu- 
nate, miserable. 



MHgfttig, adj. unkind, unfriendly; — 
(auf) nehmen, take amiss. 

MMlfimUll, adj. uncomfortable ; di»- 
mal, uncanny. 

tlKiierlitftt^,/. w. university. [L. uni- 
versitas, corporation, gild.] 

ttnil^rfilfttilcbe«, n.-%, university life, 
Student life. 

nniierfNlll, n. -^, universe. [£.] 

tllircillltUlli^feit, /. impossibility of rec- 
ognition. 

MHlcng^tr, adj. undeniable. 

MNlirt, adj. disagreeable ; e9 tjt mir — / 
I am sorry. 

miWCllfftUc^r adj, inhuman. 

«Nmrrrtifl, adj, imperceptible, slight. 

Mtl'wittc(k«r, adj, immediate. 

mtmi^g'lif^, adj. impossible. 

ttUNft^, adj. useless, unavailing. 

nnrci^t, adj. wrong, incorrect, inop- 
portune ; an ben -cn tommen, catch 
a Tartar, be in the wrong box. 

ttwref^t, n. -9, wrong, injustice ; fault. 

ttlirttlpc, /. w. uneasiness, disquiet, un- 
rest ; disturbance, commotion. 

Mn'fdiilflill^, adj. improper, unseemly. 

ttnfl^Mlb,/. innocenoe. 

MVfl^Hi^ig, adj. innocent. 

MH^fdllfiffig, adj. undecided. 

unfer, gen. sing, ofxoxx, poss. adj, our. 

unfcretncr, pron. one of us. [ein used 
subs. and the partith^e gen. ofxss\x.\ 

nnftl^err adj. insecure, unsafe. 

unfid^tbar, adj. invisible. 

un'tattgüf^, adj. unserviceable, useless. 

unten, adv. below, down, beneath; 
na4) — , downwards. 

unter, prep. with dat. or acc, under, 
beneath, below; with pl. noun^ 
among, amid; adv. under, beneath, 
below, among ; used as sep. accented 
prefix when the prefix has its füll 
force ; insep. where it unites in 
meaning with the verby with a deriv- 
ative signification. 



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ttntertCet^en, -blieb, -blieben, intr. 

f., be left undone; discontinue. 
unterbed^ or unter5e|'|eH, adv. in the 

meantime, meanwhile. 
ttittfrbrtt'ffett, tr. suppress, keep down ; 

oppress. 
nttterbrn'tfer^ m. -§, — , oppressor. 
tttt'tcrficf|eiir flirtö —, -fleganflen, intr. 

f., go down, set. 
nn'tergefycRb, part. adj. setting. 
ttittrrliarteti» -^ielt, -Ijalten, intr, \)., 

entertain, amuse ; refl. converse. 
ttntcrlyal'ttingr /. w. entertainment, 

amusement; conversation. 
ttUtetrf^ail'bcitt, intr. ^. {also tr.)^ treat, 

negotiate. 
ttii^tcrurbifdf, adJ, subterranean. 
tttt'teirl»mmeit, n. -4, shelter, enter- 
tainment. 
nntcrUc^Qeit, -toß, -legen, intr. ]., 

yield to, succumb. 
Unter It^^e,/. w, under-lip. 
unterm = unter bem. 
nnternefi^menr -na^m, -nommeu, /;-. 

undertake, attempt. 
ttntemcl)men, n. -%, undertaking, en- 

terprise. 
ttttter|ifanbr n. -e§, ^er, pledge, se- 

curity. 
ttnterriff|t, m. -^, teaching, instruc- 

tion. 
nnterrid^'ten, tr. instruct, inform. 
unterfi^ei^ben, -fc^ieb, -fc^ieben, tr. 

distinguish; reß. ivüh toon, differ 

(from). 
Unterfdirtf tr /. w. Signatare. 
unterfte'lpen, -flanb, -flanben, refl. 

dare, presume. 
nnterftt'dfenr /r.search into, investigate, 

examine, prove. 
un'tert^anig, adj. submissive, humble, 

dutiful. 
nntermatben, ;/. ~^, one of the three 

original Swiss cantons on Lake Lu- 

cerne,/. io6. 



nntermegd, adv. under way, on the 

way. \dat. n)efl(c)+«.] 
Utttermet^fung, /. instruction, teaching. 
ttntermer'fnng,/. w. subjection. 
nn^termürliQ, adj. submissive. 
nntrdft^lii^, adj. inconsolable. 
nnnmfi^rftnff, part. adj. unlimited, 

absolute. 
nnnnterbra'dien, part, adj. uninter- 

rupted. 
nnnerän'^erlitfp, adj. inalienable. 
nnberbroffen, part. adj. unwearied, 

unremitting. 
nntier^offt'r adj. unhoped for, unex- 

pected. 
nnuerljiei'ratetr part. adj. unmarried. 
ttttbermeib'Udlr adj. unavoidable. 
nntPerman^belt, part. adj. unchanged. 
unbermanbt', part. adj. unmoved, im- 

movable; unrelated. 
nnberjagt^, pari. adj. undismayed, 

dauntless. 
nn^mert, adj. unworthy, valueless. 
nn'toiberrnftidl, adj. irrevocable. 
ttn^mitte, m. -nd, Indignation. 
nn'ttilltgr adj. indignant; reluctant. 
nnmitttitr'ltdir adj. involuntary. 
nn^ä^'Ug, adj. innumerable. 
un'jnredlnttttgdfftlyigr^'.irresponsible. 
ur-, a prefix usually of nouns, nau< 

denotes source^ arigin^ the primal 

type ; wtth adjectives it accentuates 

the meaning. 
uralt, adj. very old, primevaL 
Urbanud, m, Urban. 
Urfe^be,/. w. solemn oath. 
ttri, n. one of the three original Swiss 

cantons on Lake Lucerne. {p. io6.) 
Urlaub, m. -e§, -e, leave of absence, 

furlough. 
Urne,/. Tf. urn. [Z,. urna.] 
Urflirnng, m. ~%, -"e, source, origin. 
urteilen, intr. ^., judge. 
Urton, m. -e§, ^, primitive tone, 

sound of nature. 



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o 



S«gailt% M. u\ vagrant. \L, vagari.] 
M'ter, m. -i, ', father. 
M'tctglei«^, iufy'. like a father, paternal. 
9ü'ttvUnh, n. -i, fatherland. 
Sc'terfla^t, /. ^t, native city. 
9eil<|ni, n. -^, violet. [Z:. viola.] 
iPCr-, an inseparable prefix Unds to 

verbs the sense of for {/ore) ; forth^ 

froHtj away; to dissipate^ use up ; 

pervert ; in otherSj it accentuates 

the meaning of the simple verb, 
ierti'rr^cit, tr, agree upon ; reß. conie 

to an understanding. 
ierafe'f^CHCii, /r. abhor, detest. 
9erti|tMMg, /. contempt. 
HeriM'kcnir tr, change. 
tkrinteniNgr/. »'• change. 
ScraHlaffMiig, /. w. cause, occasion, 

motive. 
üertii'ftaltcil, tr. set on fuot, arrange; 

manage, 
»criergett, )oex}yax%, t)erboT0en, /r. hide, 

conceal (from, dat.). 
Serbeffemiigr/. tc/. improvement. 
»erkengeii, re/. bow. 
»erttetm, t>erboi; t>erboten, tr. forbid, 

prohibit. 
üerMiibeii, Derbanb, t^etbunben, tr, 

unite. 
Herbitten, verbat, Derbeten, tr. decline, 

beg not to do. 
ittt^Uihtn, t)erbUeb, öerblieben, intr. 

\., remain, continue. 
Herblftff t, pari. adj. abashed ; taken 

aback, dazed. [t>erblüffen.] 
Herireitetir tr. spread abroad; refl. 

diffuse. 
Hertrennen, tocrbrannte, öcrbrannt, tr. 

burn (up), consume. 
Hertriefen, tr. secure, charter. 
Hertrittgen, Derbra^lte, toerbrac^t, tr. 

spend, pass. 



»erliiniMelii, tr. waste, squander, 

(money or time). 
Serbtilt, m. -§, suspicion ; in — gc= 

xaUn, incur suspicion. 
HerHlltigy adj. suspicious. 
tKthMmmtu, tr. condemn, damn. 
HtUdtUf tr. hide, obstruct; part. ber» 

betfte, mufHed. 
9€thtdmn%, f. hiding, concealment. 
(Krönten, Derbai^te, toerbad^t, tr. 

{dat. of Person^ acc. ofthing), blame 

for, take amiss. 
»erberfteN, berborb, berborben, tr. 

spoil, destroy, ruin ; part. adj. toet« 

berbt, ruined, perverted. 
SerberieH, n. -4, destruction, ruin. 
iPCrbtCNeN, tr. earn, win ; adj. Derbtent, 

meritorious. 
Scrbieiift, m. -S, -t, pay, wages; n. 

merit, reward. 
)»erb0)i|pelii, tr. double. 
Herbrängeit, tr. drive away, displace. 
üerbrebeiir tr. twist, wrest, warp, per- 
vert. 
t*erbHe|lill^, adj. vexed, cross ; annoy- 

ing. 
bere^ren, tr. honor, reverence; present 

to {dat.). 
üere^rt, pari. adj. honored. 
nerfaUen, verfiel, berfatten, intr. f., 

fall into (in), sink; go to ruin, de- 

cay ; incur {dat.), forfeit. 
tierfaffen, tr. compose, write, draw up. 
berHielen, öcrpo^, bcrfloffen, intr. f., 

pass away, expire. 
verfolgen r tr. pursue; persecute. 
Serfft^rer, m. -%, — , seducer. 
\ftv^tin^tu, part. adj. past, gone. 
Hergeüeitl, adv. in vain. [bergeben(£) 

■H) 
tiergebliil^, adj. pardonable; vain, 

useless ; adv» in vain. 



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tpericlen, toergino, Dergangen, intr, \., 

pass away ; disappear. 
0cr|c|m, n. -S, — , transgression ; 

offense. 
»cirgeIfcM, DerQa§, toetflcffen, //-. forget. 
nergifteM, /r. poison. \^\\\, «.] 
SevgleUI'r »«• -«8, -€, comparison. 

compare. 
Scrgni'geilr «. -8, — , pleasure ; satis- 

faction. [genug.] 
^t^Xi%%i\^f adj. pleasant, agreeable. 
üergllftgt', part. adj, satisfied, con- 

tentedf pleased, cheerful. 
8ergittt'gitit0^«iiifliigr m. -i, «-t, 

pleasur&excursion. 
8crgilft^gllligM»iir,/. -w. pleasure-tour. 
»crgfl^Ct, pari, adj, gilt. 
tMrgiNtlieily tr, permit, grant. 
Ipergraleii, tr, bury. 
llCir||<llm, intr. \,, die away. 
»crMlteiir »crl^iclt, »erl^atten, tr. hold 

back ; reß. stand, be related ; be. 
SerMliniir «. -<ff)e«, -(ff)e, relation, 

Proportion ; Situation, condition. 
Mt%tiVltt\Xit ir. or intr. discuss, ne- 

gotiate, treat concerning (fiber) ; seil. 
9er^aiiklllllg, /. w. negotiation, trans- 

action, discussion. 
tlfr|iiigeNy ir. hang over ; fig. decree, 

infiict. 
tierl^ftilgitiitl9ll, adj. fateful, fatal. 
I»crl^arrcilr intr. %. or\., remain, per- 

sist in (in). 
iKrIekkcnir tr. entangle; reß. {dat.), 

be confused. 
ticrIlcMcnr tr. conceal. 
üertlcirttcii, tr. marry (to an or mit) ; 

re/l. marry. 
)ntfn\»%€tvif tr. hinder (in, an) pre- 

vent. 
»cr4d|«eit, tr. scoff at, deride. 
Herlpftllfii, tr. veil, cover, hide. 
iwrlffiteii, tr. prevent, avert; öott tocr- 

^flteeS, Godforbid. 



iPcHrreiif /r. go astray ; be lost. 
iKrirrt, part. adj. wandering; strayed ; 

erring. 
IfcrfMfeii, tr. seil. 
0ertc|r, m. -(e)S, trade, communica- 

tion; intercourse. 
tpcrflagen, tr. accuse (to, bei). 
»crnciken, tr. disguise. 
»crniNgeii, toerKong, berüungen, intr. 

f., die away {pf sounds). 
)ierlitit»igeii, tr. announce. 
iKrlmigett, intr. ^. (na(^), wish or long 

(for) ; tr. ask (for), demand ; require. 
HerlMgfN, «. -S, desire, longing ; de- 
mand. 
MrtoUcii, »erlief, toertajfen, /r. leave, 

desert, forsake. 
mrlcten, //-. spend, pass. 
Herltgeit, adj. embarassed, perplexed. 

[k>er(iegen.] 
9crlegcii|ett, /. embarassment. 
»crleilrfiir toerliel^, »erliefen, tr. lend, 

bestow, confer {an order). [öer+ 

lei^en.] 
Herfciteiir tr. mislead ; entice. 
Iperlieit, adj. in love, enamoured. 
Mrlitreii, bertor, toertoren, /r. lose; 

reß. lose oneself, subside. [öer-f 

lieren ; cf. E. forlom.] 
Ipcriafttr part. adj. engaged, betrothed. 
»crl»>te(r), m. inß. as adj. betrothed, 

fianc6(e). 
!Berla»img«rii#, m. -(ff)eS, ^(ff)e, be- 

trothal kiss. 
MxVnvkfpart. adj. lost, past ; — gelten, 

be or get lost. 
SerlMfr, «. -e§, -"e, loss. 
)pfriiijif|(eil, tr. bestow in marriage; 

reß. marry, wed. [M.H.G. mahel, 

assembly, legal proceeding.] 
Iierme^reiiy tr. also reß. increase, en- 

large. 
Ifermiffeit, tr. miss, lose ; regret. 
Hermdgeii, toermo(i^te, t>ermo(^t, tr. have 

the power ; be able. 



400 



V0CABUl^4KY, 



tkrwigCM, n. -%, — , ability, property. 
9erMigrii#Kw|liB^r //• financial dr- 

cumstances, means. 
lKni«i|'UlffigeN, tr. neglect, slight. 
üemelwe«, )}€rna^m, bernommen, tr. 

hear; perceive. 
üemcliailiil, adj. perceptible, audible. 
Henicigni, refl. bow, courtesy. 
»rniii^tcii, ir. annihilate. 
Mrnütlfttg, adj. sensible, reasonable. 
»cr|i(lic^teM, /r. bind, oblige. 
iPcnratTM, Mrriet, )>erraten, tr, betray ; 

disclose. 
Verriter, m. -«, — , traitor, betrayer. 
üerrii^tfii, tr. perform, accomplish. 
Herrinnen, Derrann, berronnen, intr. 

\., run or pass away, elapse. 
)perr0flct, part. adj, rusty. [oerroflen.] 
Herftgt, part, adj, forbidden, denied. 

[t)erfafl€n.] 
Iperfammeln, tr, and refl, assemble. 
Verfammlnngr/. w, assembly. 
»erfittmenr tr, let slip, miss {the tratn) ; 

neglect; fail. 
Iierfl^affen, tr, procure, obtain ; furnish, 

provide. 
Mrfl^dmt, pari. adj. bashful, modest, 

ashamed. 
Serff^an^nng, /. w. intrenchment, 

earth works. 
Iperf t^end^en, tr, scare or f righten away. 
iperfdptelen, Derf^ob, t)erj(^oben, tr. 

push aside, displace. 
Herfl^teben, adj. separate, different. 
MrfdiUelen, );er|(^(o^, )?erfc^(offen, tr. 

close, lock up ; obstruct. 
»rrfdylingen, Derfc^Iang, MtxWuMtM, 

tr, entwine, entangle. [)(^(ingen.} 
i»erfdilingen, t>t^^\an^, ))erf(^lungen, 

tr, devour. [M,H,G, jUnben, -nb 

changed to ng.] 
Iierfd|na|i|»enr reß, blurt out; commit 

oneself. 
iierfc^nitten, part. adj. (cut) short. 

[t)erf(!^netben.] 



ierfilreiten^Mtfi^Tieb, toeiff^neben, tr. 

Order (in writing), invite ; reß. bind 

oneself ; write incorrectly. 
iperfi^tveigen, toerf^^mteg, k>erf(^mie0en, 

tr, say nothing of , keep secret ; with 

dat. conoeal from. 
tierffliPtnben, Mif<(»anb, Mrff^toun^ 

betl, intr, \., disappear. 
Herfel^, Mrja^, Mrfe^n, tr, overlook ; 

provide. 
Herfel^en, tr, transpose; intr, \^., reply, 

rejoin, letort. 
»erflnffn, Derfanl, ))erfunten, intr. ]., 

sink, disappear; berfunfen in ... , 

sunk or lost in. 
»erflliten, tr, make late, delay; reß, 

be late {of a train\ lose time. 
MrflPetfcn, tr, eat (up), 
»erflierrenr tr, bar ; close up. 
HerflPreilen, yjex^ptaii, MrfpriH^n, tr. 

promise. 
Scrftnnbf m, -e%, understanding ; 

mind; wits. 
tierflinbig, adj. intelligent, sensible. 
üerfletfen, tr, conceal, hide (from, 

bor). 
Verfleifenf n. ~§, hiding, hide and 

seek. 
Mrfteiien, t)erflanb, toerflanben, tr, un- 

derstand, comprehend; r^. be un- 

derstood, be a matter of course. 
»erfle^len, t>erfla^(, tytx^üf^len, tr, 

steal ; r^. steal away. 
Herflört, part. adj, rufiled ; faded. 
»erflreiil|«n, öerftrii^, wrflric^n, intr, 

\., pass away, pass by. 
I»erflretten, tr. scatter. 
Iperfiriffen, tr. ensnare, entangle. 
tterfld(f t, part. adj. hardened, callous. 
Herfi^rben, part. adj. deceased, late. 

[öerjierbcn.] 
Mrftnmnienr tntr. \., become speechless 

or silent; be Struck dumb; die 

away. 
Srrfndy, m, -e§, -t, attempt, trial. 



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»crfitdieiir tr. try. 

Hertetbigftt, tr. defend. [Xtxhxn^from 

S^agebing, judicial proceeding.] 
Hertiefen, tr. sink; reß. bury oneself, 

pore (over). become absorbed (in). 
vertrauen, intr. I). {dat.), trust ; rely 

on (auf). 
kiertiraitU(||, a^'. familiär, confidential. 
tiertratit, a^'. familiär, intimate, con- 
fidential. 
Mrtroifneit, m/r. f., dry up. 
Herttben, /r. commit, perpetrate {of 

evtl acts). 
Hcrmtglüffeiir m/r. f., meet with an 

accident. 
tocrtttireintgen, tr. soil, pollute. 
(»rrttnftalten, tr. disfigure. 
tprrurfat^eti, tr. cause, occasion. 
HcrurteUen, /r. condemn, sentence. 
nerloaltfti, /r. manage. 
Hertaialter, m. -%, — , administrator, 

Steward. 
Mrtiyanbelnr tr. change ; reß. be trans- 

formed. 
Serttiattbftttigr /• "W' change, transfor- 

mation. 
S$erl9i»lbte(r), m. infl. a's adj. kinsman, 

relation. 
iBcrloattbtfdraft, /. -w. relationship. 
!Brrloedp9Ilttl0r /• «'. exchange, confu- 

sion. 
ncrtuelirenr tr. prevent, forbid. 
oertoetftr part. adj. withered, dry. 

[öemetfcn.] 
HertperfCii^, adj. objectionable, repre- 

hensible. 
benottitbern, tr. astonish, amaze. 
berUftttibert, fort. adj. surprised, won- 

dering. 
93eri9nnbfrttng,/. astonishment. 
SSerlouitbuitg,/. w. wounding, wound. 
ber5a0en, intr. \., despair, give up 

hope ; part. despondent, dismayed. 
ber^attbcrtt, tr. enchant, bewitch. 
f^ersattbrritiifi,/. enchantment. 



berjeljimt, tr. consume, devour. 
^xytxtBfMif part. adj. recorded. [)7er« 

aeic^nen.] 
ISer^etl^ttngf /. pardon, forgiveness. 
ber^iel^ett, tr. distort, change(<7/<?a/«^r^); 

refl. change into (|u). 
ber^tereu, tr. adorn, decorate, [^ier, 

Ornament.] 
berjlQeifelitr intr. 1^., despair. 
iBerstPCifliiiig,/. despair. 
ber^ttieiflttllg^boa, adj. despairing. 
'^iitx^ m. -%, pl. IV. cousin. [SBater, 

orig. father's brother.] 
Sesier^r m. -8, -^, vizier. [Arab.'\ 
Siel), n. -^, beast, brüte, animal ; cot/. 

cattle. 
bieJ (meftr/ meifi), adj. used also subs. 

much, many; adv. much, a great 

deal ; t>ie( is usually uninfl. in the 

nom. and acc. sing., also in the 

pred.; when infl. its adj. force is 

accentuated ; the uninfl. neut. sing. 

means " much^'' the infl. " many 

kindsP The dependent noun was 

former ly in the gen. 
bieneid^t', adv. perhaps. 
btel^fagenb, part. adj. expressive, sig- 

nificant. 
bier, num. four. 
bifrt -er/ -c, -e3, num. fourth. 
Stertelja(|r, n. -%, -e, quarter of a 

year, season. 
fßittttlftünht^tn, n.. -§, {a scant) 

quarter of an hour. 
Stertelftunbe, /. w. quarter of an 

hour. 
bicr^efpnt-er, -t, -e§, num. fourteenth. 
biersig, num. forty. 
bi^^r interj. in a trice. 
»ifl'te, /. w. Visit. [F.] 
»bgel, m. -§, •«, bird. [cf. flicflcn.] 
SSogelbauer, m. or n. -%, — , bird-cage. 

[S5aucr/r. bauen, dwell.] 
SSogelbcerCr /. w. berry of the moun- 

tain ash. 



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VigclciM, M. -^, —, Uttle bird. 

99gt\\^w0i/t, /. w. scare<:row. 

9h^* w. -«ä, *e, governor, deputy. 
[A/X. vocatus, advocate, deputy.] 

9»ll, if . -ed, 'er, P^ople, nation. 

Vtflilici, n. -8, -et/ folk-song, pop- 
ulär song. 

90lldweNte, /. xnultitude, crowd. 

9«ltiftf0C, /. u'. populär tradition, 
legend. 

9»lf«fl«««, m. -(e)d, 'e, tribe, race. 

IP00, ^M^'. füll. UoQ /V wi^</ aitribuiive' 
ly or predicath>ely, The nom. and 
accj sing, and pl.are usedin appos. 
and in the pred, uninßected ; the 
old masc. form ))oQer occurs uninfl. 
in appos. and in the pred, The 
noun following DoU stood in the 
gen. and is now often unchanged or 
preceded by t>on. 

Mülrcftt', part. adj. finished. [t>o(l« 
brin'gen, accomplish.] 

lP0llCll^eN, tr. fulfil, complete; per- 
fect. 

HoüCR^d, adv. whoUy, quite, fully. 
\dat. form = in tooQen, with inor- 
ganic \ and d.] 

HiWig, adf. füll, complete, entire, total. 

|p0lltamilteii, adj. perfect, absolute. 
{fr. obs. V. Doßtommen.] 

tßoü'ftinhigt adf. complete. [boUer 
@tanb.] 

nam =r t)on l)em. 

Hon, Prep, with dat. of, from; by ; 
about ; a/so in a partitive sense. It 
is used in place of the gen. with 
fem. nouns, where the case would 
not be destinctly marked^ and with 
names of places ending in -i or -J ; 
with titles it is a sign of nobility. 

iPiir, prep. with dat. denoting time or 
Position ; acc. direction : before, 
above ; from, at (w'/M verbs of fear) ; 
for, account of ; ago, used as a sep. 
prefix. 



%%xtM!, adv. and sep. preßx^ before, in 

advanoe, in front. 
Mrc«fc|eK, ginfl —, -fleaangen, intr. 

\., go before, take the lead. 
»•MiircUfNr ritt — , -geritten, intr. f., 

ride in the front. 
Mrailtali^ll, sep, tntr. \^., dance on 

before. 
Mrciti^, adv. loc, before, on, in ad- 

vance ; temp. beforehand, previously ; 

im — , in advance; used as sep. 

prefrx. 
Mr«ilitefe|t <^a|), pari, assuming, 

provided that. 
)»9r««#|«leii, ^atte — , -gelobt, tr. 

have an advantage (over), have the 

better (of). 
90rle^Ntll«t, /. omen. 
Mrlei, adv. and sep. preßx^ by, past ; 

over ; with verbs of motion the dat.^ 

formerly, the acc.^ is used. 
»•r^ei'fegfK, sep. intr. ^.or\., sweep 

past. 
Mriri'fft^reN, sep. tr. lead past, pass 

by. 
oorftcilsiHiiieM, (am — , -gefommen, 

tr. come past. 
)»ortet''reiteii, ritt — , -geritten, tr. or 

intr. \^.or\., ride past or by. 
»«rietreHHCN, rannte — , -gerannt, tr. 

run past. 
»•rleirttteil, intr, f., roll by or past. 
lP0r(erciteM, sep. refl. make prepara- 

tions, get ready. 
90r(ereitniig, /. w. preparation, ar- 

rangement. 
»0rief4irie(eit, part. adj. previously 

described. 
norlrtngen, brachte — , -gebracht, tr. 

bring forward. produce. 
Sfr^rfttl, m. -eS-, «e, forefoot. 
l»0rbertaiik', adv, for the present. 
)^9tvki%tMvx, entl)ielt — , -entf^alten, 

tr. withhold (from dat^ 
Mrfttlre«, tr, lead forward, produce. 



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li0rge|e«, oino — , -aeganden, intr. f., 

go before, advance ; preoede ; Irans- 

pire, take place. 
ti»rgcfleni, adv. day before yesterday. 
%9t%%%vk, l^atte — , -fle^iQbt, /r. have 

in view, purpose, intend. 
9»rM*t» m. -Sf 'e, curtain. 
Imrljier^ (^r t)or'f)er/ /» conirast wiih 

nad^f^er)/ a^r. <7»^ j^/. preßx^ be- 
fore, previously. 
»mrler'ge^eK, ging — , -««flanflen, m/r. 

f. {dat.), precede. 
ttor^9lCH, j^f/. /r. fetch ^r bring for- 

ward. 
Utrig, a/^'. former, preoeding, last. 
»•rfammcH, !am — , -oelommen, intr. 

\., occur, happen ; seem, appear. 
nsrlegen, sep. tr. lay before, carve {at 

table) ; submit {questions^ etc.). 
Smrlcgcr, w. -S, — , carver {at table) ; 

rüg; bar. 
»«rfefeit, laS — , -gclcfcn, tr. read 

aloud or in the presence of another. 
Mrmti^rii, sep. tr. do before another, 

show one how to do ; impose upon. 
90rmttt0g, m. -§, -e, forenoon. 
ifttntfimf ad/, eminent, distinguished, 

aristocratic, fine. 
ii0nie|meii, na^m — , -genommen, tr. 

take up, proceed with ; ftc^ — {dat.), 

propose; reprove. 
0orrat#r0rb, m.-e§, H, basketsof pro- 

visions. 
VorrifttCN, sep. tr. prepare. 
^•rftfllgcrr m. -^, — , leader of a chuir, 

precentor. 
Sarff^ciH, m. -ö, appearance; jum — 

fommen; appear. 
9irfd|ltg, m. -%, ^, proposition, offer. 
»•rff^Ittge», |(|>lufl — , -flefcftloflen, tr. 

propose. 
Hdl^if^tig, adj. prudent, careful. 



H^rf^iegelN, tr. feign, pretend. 
imrf^preNgeii, sep. intr. f., gallop on 

before. 
üarfliringeii, fprang — , -flefjjrunöen, 

intr. ^., outspring, project. 
HarflcHeNr -f^/* tr. place before; pre- 

sent, introduce ; represent {a play) ; 

refl. {dat.), imagine, fancy ; conceive. 
^wfttUnn^, f. w. representation. 
I&wtitiif m. -d, -t, advantage. 
tiertcil|0ft, adJ. advantageous. 
Swtrig, m. -{t)%, 'e, discourse, lecture, 

lesson; delivery. 
»»rtrtgfM, trug — , -getraoen, tr. pre- 

sent, explain, relate. 
titfrtreif'fift, a/^'.excellent, capital, fine. 

[obs. fflrtreffen, surpass.] 
UMtrctcit, trat — , -getreten, intr. f., 

Step forth, appear. 
Harik^cr, adv. and sep. preßx, by, past, 

over, gone. 
ii0rn^ierf«trett, fuf)r — , -gefaliren, 

intr. \., drive past, pass by. 
)i0riliergCg<ttgett, part. adj. bygone, 

past. 
>0rMcrge|eH, ging —, -gegangen, intr. 

\., pass by. 
»mrilkcrfi^ielcii, f(^o§ •—, -gefc^offen, 

intr. \., shoot by, fly past. 
»arifteriicircit, jog — , -fleaogen, intr. 

f., pass by. 
tl0r'l9Srtd, a</z'. forward, on; ahead. 

\obs. adj. wert, " turned."] 
Ii0r'i9erfcii, morf — , -geworfen, tr. 

throw before ; cast in one's teeth ; 

twit with. 
00r'tlPltrf§ll0lt, adj. reproachful. 
Sor^immer, n.-^, — , anteroom, Vesti- 
büle, [merit. 
*waǤf fn. -(e)8, H, preference; 
»orjÄg'üi^, also öor'aügti(^, adj. excel- 

lent ; adv. chiefly. 



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VOCABULARY. 



IMUlr adj. awake ; alert. 

tMlICH, intr. ^., be awake; watch. 

MMilfai, toui^d, 0eiva4^fen, intr, \., 

grow, increase, come up. \cf. E. 

wax.] 
iMUlfeni, adj, (of) wax, waxen. 
fB«c^Mil|tr n. -t%, -ex, wax-candle. 
SB«l|t, /. w, watch, guard. 
fB«l|Ml^r»«f4, m. -e«, ^, jimiper- 

bush. 
fB«f^#, M. -ed, wax. 
fMlItcr, m. -9, watch, guard. [Ba((t.] 
SB«ffc, /. w. weapon ; //. arms. 
Wüffmtn, tr. ann. 
MAgCH, /r. dare, risk, venture. 
flB«gc«, m. -9, — , wagon, carriage, 

car; coach. 
StagCMlPfer^, n. -%, -e, carriage horse. 
fB<gettff|wicrer, m. -4, — , attendant 

who oils the wheels of the car. 
fMllf f. w. choice. 
ivil^leN, tr. choose, elect. 
SBa^MiUlfr m. -t%, "^^ field of battle. 

[3Ba(, battleüeld.] 
XBcl^ltr m. -e§, ^e, delusion, fancy, 

Illusion. [E. wean.] 
l9«lpil'fiMlti8, adj. insane. 
Wütft, ad/, true ; real, genuine. 
t9Jlfpreil, intr. last, continue. 
loiljircill, /re/. with gen. {rarely dat.) 

during; conj. white; — beffen, in 

the meantime. 
tottliriiaftr adj. true. 
malirliaf tig, adj. real, true ; adv. really, 

indeed. 
fBulyrlyctt,/. truth. 
iva^rftdir adv. surely, certainly. 
tualpntcflwrii, na^m — , -genommen, 

tr. notice, observe, perceive. [wal^r, 

E. wäre.] 
Malirfdyeitt'üf^r adj. probable, likely. 
SBalb, m. -€3, -"er, wood, forest. 



VMSMwmt^ f. w. forest-flower. 
lMttetel»irti, adv. into the woods. 
ivittmvirt^y adv. toward the woods. 
Ofltteignmk, m. -ti, t, depth of the 

forest. 
flNtteiliaigia, /. w. queen of the 

forest, 
ftal^ftm, /. w. woman of the forest. 
0«Ugeticr, n, -9, coli, forest animals. 
tB«ttfl|cilfe,/. w. forest-tavem. 
fNttUcM,/. 'e, forest^own ; %\t Ster 

fSklttfli^te, the Four Forest Cantons. 

[AfJI.G. stal.//. stete.] 
fB«tttl0gcf , m. -8, ', wood-bird. 
fB«ttlPig(etar »• -d, wood-bird. 
SB^Uüeg, m. -eS, -e, forest path, road 

through the forest. 
IBaB, m. -{t)%, H, wall, bank, rampart. 
iMSeWr /»/r. ^., wave, flow, be agitated. 
IB«lni|lebi or IBAfkflciM (i 583-1634), 

m. -^, fllttrci^t, Count of. Prince 

(1623), Duke of Friedland (1624), 

Commander of the Imperial forces in 

the Thirty Years' War. Assassi- 

nated at Eger, Feb. 25, 1634. 
fBcÜfcl^r, m. -%, — , pilgrim, palmer. 
SaÜfa^f f. w. pilgrimage. 
iPCUen, intr. \^., rule, dispose ; ha% {or 

bed) malte @ott, God grant it. 
fBalterdlpcitfc«, n. -%, town in Thu- 

ringia, near Gotha, in Saxe-Koburg- 

Gotha. 
SBanl, /. ^, wall {of a room). 
XBanbelr m. -%, walk ; progress. 
toanbeln, intr. \^., walk. 
f&0nh{t)xtx, m. -%, — , Wanderer, 

traveler. 
tDan^crn, intr. \. and ^., wander, 

walk. 
SJanberitttg,/. 71/. wandering; tour. 
fBimberdittaini, m.- {t)%, -^r, or-Uwit, 

traveler. 



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SBaitge,/. w. cheek. 

SBanfelnitttr m. -(e)d, fickleness, wa- 
vering, vacillation. 

manfen, intr. l). or ]., waver. 

MMItltl, interrog. adv. used in direct 
and indirect gtiesiions, when ; bann 
unb T-/ now and then ; — unb »0, 
when and where. 

aB«^^ciifd|i(k, n. -{t)l, -er. coat of 
arms. 

SBare,/. w, goods, merchandise. 

toarm (»ärmer/ ttärmfi); adj, warm. 

SBarme,/. warmth. 

SBammigdiftiUr n. -e§, -er, sign of 
admonition, warning. 

V&axibwt%, n. S, Castle near Eisenach, 
founded 1067, scene of the minstrel 
contest (1206), and of Luther's im« 
prisonment, May 4, 1521, to Mar. 6, 
1522. 

ttPHrten, intr. \^., wait ; stay ; — auf, 
wait for, watch for ; witA gen., ad- 
minister (an qßce) ; tr. tend, nurse. 

toiaritm'r interrog. adv. why, wherefore. 

toad, n. interrog. and rel. pron. cor- 
responding to masc. xazx, what ; acc. 
in exclamations •=. toarunt/ why ; 
adv. as much, as greatly ; toaä für, 
indecl. what sort of ; rel. which, that 
which ; such as, ref erring to an in- 
def. antecedent as adeS, ettoaS, or 
to a sentence. \The genitive is pre- 
served in »eS, toeS^alb; the adj. 
follawingj once in the pari, gen., is 
now used subs. in the nont. or acc."] 

9Bftfi(|er/. IV. wash ; linen (clothes). 

toiafi^eii, h)u|(l^, qetoa^ä^en, tr. wash. 

SBaffer, n. -8, — , water. 

SBaHerliUc,/. w. water-lily. 

SBaffcrrofc,/. w. (white) water-Uly. 

9Baffetfticfe(, m.pl. high ^rwaterproof 
boots. 

tieften, »ebte, getoebt, or unus. toob, 
0e)QOben, tr. weave, entwine ; intr. 
move, stir. 



SBcber, m. -ö, — , weaver. 

tueil^felll, tr. change, exchange ; reß. 

alternate. 
SBcfffr /. iv. roll, biscuit. 
toteffen, /r. awaken, wake, rouse (fad. 

ö/tDO(^en.] 
tpebettt, m/r. {)., wag, Aap. 
loeber, conj. neither ; »eber . . . nod^, 

neither . . . nor. \prig. pron, which 

of two, whether.] 
®?flr »». -e^, -e, way, road, route; 

journey; means. 
tpcg, adv. andsep. accent. preßx, away, 

forth, off, gone ; {with short vowel). 
ivegbteibeit, blieb — , -flcblieben, intr. 

f., remain away. 
tof gettr /r^/. with gen. {occasionally 

dat.), because of, on account of ; for, 

for the sake of ; with regard to, re- 

specting; bon — , on account of, 

because of. \prig' dat. pl. with 

öon.] 
loeggefieii, ging — , -gegangen, intr. f., 

go away, leave. 
®<§ÖCijmr n. -ä, — , going away, de- 

parture. 
loeg legen, sep. tr. lay aside. 
ivegreifteii, ri| — , -geriffen, tr. snatch 

away. 
luegf (Rieten, f(^ob — , -gettftoben, tr. 

push away or aside, remove. 
SBegIlicifer, m. -S, — , guide; guide- 

post. 
ttiel^(e), interj. alas ! 
mell, adj. painful, sad ; adv. with imp. 

verbj — t^un, pain, grieve. 
SBell^ n. -eä, -en, woe, pain ; misery. 
mcljefl, intr. or tr. blow, waft. 
SBe^en, n. -§, breathing, blowing. 
aBelii(e)ruf , m. -e§, cry of grief. 
Wt^mniff. sadness. 
tuc^mitttgr adj. melancholy. 
9Sef(r(c),/. zf. defense, bulwark, wea- 

pon ; SBe^v unb SBaffen, allit. exp. 

shield and sword. 



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lK|reii, tr, Protect, defend ; reß. de- 
fend oneself; intr. %. {dat.)^ pre- 
vent. 

S0cil, M. -ed, -er, woman, wife. 

tveitUft, a<^'. femininei wonianly. 

9ktt#)Pcrf*R\ /. IC. woman, female. 

Wtitk, adj, soft. [£. wealc] 

l9Cil|e«, n)t((, oeivti^n, in/r. f., yield; 
retire; }um S3et(^n brinoeit/ cause 
to give way. 

Seite,/, w. willow. [£. withe.] 

IMi^tereili, adj, sportsmanlike; trained 
or skiUed in hunting. 

fl^\k%t\tM{t), m,w, huntsman. [SSeibe, 
pasture, hunt.] 

SBcilntMii, »f. -Ä, '^xor -leute, sports- 
man, huntsman, hunter. 

Veiklpert, n, -i, chase, hunt. 

9ki|(e),/. w. kite. 

9ki#»«l|te«, sing. /. M. n., a/ftf //. 
Christmas; }u — , as a Christmas 
present. \prig. dat. pL ze den wihen 
nahten.] 

ttci^Naitt^akeiil, m. -9, -e, Christ- 
mas eve. 

9ki^N«i|t#iaiiiii, m. -8, 'e, Christ- 
mas tree. 

tteilNM^tdfcll, ». -d, -e, Christmas 
festival. 

0ei^N«<|titllf^eii, m. -^, —, Christ- 
mas cake. 

9ktM«(i|tiliek, ». -d, -«r, Christmas 
carol. 

9ki<pitaf^$flttfie, /. w. room with 
Christmas decorations. 

tpeil, conj. so long as, while ; because, 
since. [/r. acc. 2>ie %SS^\\^, the 
while.] 

9BciI<^eii, ». -d; a little while, a mo- 
ment. 

SBeile, /. zc. while, space of time. 

SBeimar, ». -§, city on the Um, capital 
of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, famous 
as the residence of Goethe, Schiller, 
Herder and Wieland. 



S0eta, m. HS, -«, wine. \L, vinum.] 

Sktalerg, m. -9, -e, vineyard. 

flkta^ierg, n. -i, a dty oi* the Neckar 
in Würtemberg, in which Count 
Weif was besieged by the Emperor 
Konrad III. (1140). 

iwillC«, intr. ^., weep, cry. 

9ki«(ftrteii, m. -d, ', vineyard. 

8ki«|igel, m. -^, —, vineyard. 

Seife , /. w, manner, way. [cf. E. guise 
and wise in likewiae.] 

iMifen, mt^, oeioiefen, tr. show, in- 
dicate, direct. 

S0ei#|eit, /. wisdom, knowledge, wit. 

meif, adJ. white. 

iMÜfCge«, tr. ori>(/r.foretell,prophesy. 

tveit, adJ. and adv. broad, spacious; 
distant, far ; Don -em, from a distance. 

IMiter, adj. and adv, in comp, farther, 
f urther ; forward, ahead ; more ; used 
as sep. prefix. 

HMitcrttmweM, (am —, -^elommen, 
intr. \., advance. 

tvettÜN^fig, €ulj. large, spacious ; dis- 
tant ; extended, prolix. 

ivelll -er, -e, -eS, interrog. adj. which, 
what ; rel. pron. who, which, what ; 
indef. pron. some, any. \der. wher 
(toer) and Uk, body, kind.] 

9klf(e), m. w. Weif or Guelph, a 
prinoely family of Germany and 
Italy, Dukes of Bavaria (1026X 
Brunswick (1235), Saxony (1137), 
and later of Hanover; from 1140 
known as the political supporters of 
the pope against the Emperors. 

Seile, /. w. wave, billow ; bündle of 
brushwood or fagots. 

SBettentriger, m.-%, — , fagot-carrier. 

tpelffi, adj. Romance, espec. Italian; 
foreign ; stranger. [Si^a^Ie = ftelt« 
then the Romanized Kelts and Ro- 
mance nations.] 

SS9el(,/. w. World, [wer ==» SRann, and 
alt =s %{\itx, age, generation.] 



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mclthmkig» adj. knowing the world, 

cosmopolitan. 
tveltlifl^, adj. worldly, secular, lay ; 

used subs. layman. 
SScltteil, m. -t^, -e, quarter of the 

globe; continent. 
WtnUitrtppt, f, w. winding staircase. 
ipettbeii, manbte, g^toanbt, /r. tum, 

direct; devote; refl. turn, apply 

oneself to (auf). 
iiciit§ (menioer, menigfi), adj. usually 

uninfl. in sing,^ infl. in pl. little ; 

//. few ; also infl. and used subs. 

adv. little ; conj. in t)ie( mentger/ 

not at all; ni^t meniger, just as 

much, the same; ni(^t9 tDeniger, 

by no means ; ein tDenifl/ ein f(etn 

menig, very little. [wenig fr. toeu 

nen, was formerly folUwed by the 

part. gen^ 
SBenigfeit, /. littleness ; meine —, in- 

significant seif. 
topmigfteiilr (tdv. at least; at any 

rate. 
tvenit, conj. when, whenever; if; — 

ou(^, — gleit!), — f<fton, even if ; — 

nur, if only. 
toer, gen. toeffen, dat. iwm, acc. ipen, 

interrog. and rel. indef. pron. who, 

whoever. 
toerien, tuarb/ getoorben. tr. enlist, re- 

cruit ; intr. (um), woo, sue for. 
SBerbttng,/. w. enlistment; wooing. 
nperben, »arb or würbe, gemorben, 

intr. \., become, get, grow; come 

into existence ; aux. fut. shall, will ; 

aux. pass. with perf. part. of active 

verbs ; — ju, become. 
nperfen, »arf, gemorfen, tr. throw, cast ; 

overthrow, defeat. \cf. E. warp.] 
SBerf , n. -eS, -^, work, action, deed. 
SBerra, /. a river separating the Thu- 

ringian Forest from the Rhön moun- 

tains; unites with the Fulda at 

Münden to form the Weser. 



99enrc>«|ii, /. w. railway along the 

Werra. 
IKtt, adj. of value, worth {acc^\ 

worthy or deserving of {gtn.)\ 

valued. 
SBert, tn. -ti, -e, worth, value. 
^m^^tfor loeffen; see xatt. 
SBcfe«, n. -9, — , being, creature; 

nature, essence ; character ; bearing, 

way, air. 
Median, interog. adv. wherefore, for 

what reason, on what account ; rel, 

adv. on account of which. 
Srfr, M. -«8, Skflnir -%, west. 
IBefle, /. w. vest. [F. veste, L. vestis.] 
Iik|lc«««ff|e,/. w. vest pocket. 
ttettc, /. w. bet wager ; um bie — , 

in rivalry. 
iMtteil, tr. bet, wager. 
Setter, H. -%, — , weather, storm. 
VetterMliif M.-eS, 'ec^-en, weather- 

cock. 
SBiftt, m. -e9, -e ortx, wight, creature. 
Milltif, adj. weighty, important, of 

consequence. [wiegen.] 
»WelMr tr. wrap up, rolL [SBiifel.] 
W\k€X, Prep, with acc* against, con- 

trary to ; used as insep. unaccented 

prefox^ back, again, against. 
SBi^er^aü, m. -8, echo. 
iQibertM'feiir -rief, -rufen, tr. revoke, 

retract, recant. 
Mt^berfliewfHg, adj. refractory, stub- 

bom. [resist. 

lvi^erfl«iik#U#, atij. powerless to 
I9ieber|lral|le», sep. intr. \., shine 

back, be reflected. 
Miibmeii, tr. dedicate, devote, 
mier interrog. adv. how ; rel. adv. as, 

like, such as ; when ; wie . . . au(^, 

however, howsoever. \old. instr. of 

wad.] 
ipicbcr, adv. and sep. preflx. again 
anew, back ; ^in unb — , here and 
there, now and then. 



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fBie^rert9crftiiii0,/. w. reconquest, re- 
covery. 
llPieker^fltteK, sep, intr. t)., re-echo, 

resound; tr. echo. 
»ielcrrontmetir fam — , -flefommen, 

intr. \., come again, return. 
ipicbcrfr^eii, fa^ — , -gefe^en, /r. see 

again. [again. 

fBicberfel^cii, n, -d, seeing, meeting 
I9ic^fniw, adv. again. 
ipicgcM, tr, rock, swing. 
Miclieni, iWr. \^., neigh, whinny. 
SBien, ». -3, Vienna, capital of Aus- 

tria, on the Danube. 
Siefe, /. w. meadow, pastur&land. 
SBiefcntolib, n, -d, ^er, grass land, 

Rieadow ground. 
iQiefo', interrog. adv, how so ? 
luietDO^I^ <r<7;i/. although. 
milb, a<^'. wild, barbarous, dissolute; 

fierce. 
SBifb, ». -e§/ game ; deer. 
Sine(ti), m. -n9/ -n, will, purpose, 

design; um . . . {jgen^ toilkn, /re/. 

for the sake of. 
toiUigr a<^'- willing. 
iPtlligni, in/r. {)., — in (acc.)^ consent 

to, agree to. 
ipiOfont^mcii, adj, welcome; — feigen, 

welcome. 
SBiUfom'tiirn, m. or ». -9, welcome. 

[SBitte and pari, ö/fottimcn.] 
SBinM>er, /. w. eyelash. [wint -f brä 

= Sraue.] 
aSinb, m. -e§, -</ wind. [ful. 

Ipinbigr adj. windy; visionary7doubt- 
9Btittt(, m. -^, — , Corner, nook. 
minfettr intr, l^., make a sign, nod, 

beckon. 
SBtit$|»erg, n. -§, j^<? SBeinSberg. 
JBttttcr, m. -9, — , Winter ; -§, in the 

winter. 
SBinterl^tttiger, m. -d, hunger of winter. 
SBinterlnf t, /. ^e, winter air. [winter. 
t9itttcrtt, tr. keep through the winter, 



fBilttcrfoiltic, /. w, winter sun. 
SBi|pfe(, ««. -^, — , top, summit, tree- 

top. 
Ipfr, pers. pron.pl. of'xi^, we. 
ttiriclr w. -8, — / crown {of the head). 
tnirfflt, tr, or intr, work, labor ; pro- 

duce; effect; operate. 
SBirfm, n, -%, work, activity, efforts. 
lotrfÜl^, adj. actual, real. 
Sirnif^teit,/. w. reaUty. 
SSiri, m. -t%, -t, host, landlord. 
CBirtin, /. w. hostess, landlady, mis- 

tress. 
SBirt^lyattd, ». -e§, ^r, pubUc4iouse, 

tavern. 
SBtrtdliaitdficfieii, n. -d, patronage of 

inns. 
SBUrtffÜaft^gekftttber ». -d, — , farm 

building; offices. 
iQiffen, wuftte, getDu|t, /r. know ; — 

ju, know how to; used with an 

indef. object or sentence^ except in 

a feiv fam. locutionSf as '^ai töiffen. 
SSBiffetl, n. -S, knowledge ; learning. 
SBiffenf(^aft, /. w. knowledge ; science. 
SBittemitg, /. w, weather. 
SSBittoe,/. w. widow. 
SBttlvenfdlUier, m. -%, — , widow's veil. 
tno, interrog, and rel. adv, where, in 

which place ; when ; tvo . . . au^l, 

wherever. 
tiPObfi^ adv, whereby, in connection 

with which. 
SBoi^e, /. w. week. \rel, SBed^fel.] 
SBoge, /. w. wave, billow. 
SBogen^raU, m. -^, ~e, dashing or re- 

flection of waves. 
too^er^ {or when emphasized^ tuo'^er), 

also sep. njo . . . l)er, ö<Ä'. whence. 
tuo^in' (or w/i^« emphasized, ttJo'l^in)/ 

a/ro J^/. »0 . . . ^in, adv. whither. 
too^l, a^z'. well; indeed, probably; I 

presume; I wonder; ji(^'8 — fein 

(äffen, enjoy oneself. 
tuo^Iait', interj. well ! come on 1 



VOCABULARY. 



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tv«|l^ebllfll^tr pari. adj. well-advised, 

deliberate. 
lOOlirbetHtttttr pari. cuLj. well-known. 
loolirfleiaitt, pari. adj. well-built. 
SBolylgefallrti, n. -^, goodwill, gratifi- 

cation, contentment. 
toolil^gefletbetr part. adj, well-dressed. 
tooiirgemttt, adj. cheerful. 
loof|Vf|abenb, pari. adj. wealthy, well- 

to-do. 
fBo^Ul^at, /. w. good deed, service, 

beneficence. 
molinooKcitb, part, adj. well-wishing, 

benevolent. 
toolinctl, intr. live, dwell, reside. 
too^tiliaft, ad^'. dwelling, residing. 
fBoljinliattir ». -e§/ ^er, dwelling-house. 
tSolJinittifi, /. te/. dwelling, abode, home. 
»olf , w. -es, °t, wolf. 
SBottf , /. ZV. cloud. 
Iiponen, tr. willj^be willing; want; in- 

tend ; be about to, on the point of ; 

demand, assert, insist. 
toomit' (tvo'tlüt when emphasized), adv. 

wherewith, with which, in which. 
SBannf,/. w. delight, bliss. 
tOttrauf {^vühen emphasieed, toor'auf), 

adv. whereupon ; on which or what. 
tuoraud' (when empAasized, toor'aud), 

adv. wherefrom, from which or what. 



SBmrt, n. -ei, Hx, word; //. -e, ex- 

pression, speech ; promise. 
SBormd, n. city on the Rhine, in Hesse- 
Darmstadt. 
Viirtitin, n. -%, little word. 
tPOtiOtl' {or t0o't>on when emphasized), 

adv. from which; whereof, upon 

which. 
tViljn' (pr »o'ju when emphasized)^ 

adv. wheref ore, to what purpose, why. 
VM^^i m. -ed, growth; form, stature. 
Umil^tig, adj. weighty, heavy. 
loititb, adj. wounded, sore. 
SBttttbe, /. w. wound. 
lounberbar, adj. wonderful, marvelous. 
SBnitbergabe,/. w. marvelous gift. 
tottnbrrlicbüi^r adj. extremely charm- 

ing. 
tonnbcrltil^, adj. stränge, Singular, odd. 
lottitberfam, adj. wonderful, marvelous. 
tottttberffUdit, adj. wonderfuUy fine. 
SBunfdlr m. -eS, ^t, wish. 
toiinfdien, tr. wish ; fi(^ {dat.) —, wish 

or long for. 
tutiitfiliendtorrt, adj. desirable. 
tBftrbf , /. w. dignity ; office. [niert.] 
SBtt'fite, /. w. desert, waste. \cf. E. 

waste.] 
tuttten, intr. % . , rage,rave,storm. [Söut.] 
Iiftttetibr part. adj. furious. 



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aäljlleitr tr. count, number. [3ct^I, E. 

tale.] 
5<^lIod, ad^'. numberless. 
^a^Ireifl^, a<^'. numerous. 
Balllttitg, . ze>. payment. [jat)(eii.] 
3Alittf »». -8, ^e, tooth; auf ben — 

fü^Iett/ test, prove. \cf. L. dent.] 
Sart (jarter or järtcr, aortcfl or järtcjl), 

a<^'. tender, delicate, soft, 
^ärtltdll, adj. tender. 
BärtUf^tett, /. tendemess. 



3auberbcro, m. -^^, enchanted moun- 

tain. 
Bauberer^ m. -8, — , magician, sor- 

cerer. 
3<iuber|Pttlber, n. -§, — , magic powder. 
daubcrfd^cin, m. -S, magic glow. 
3attberf|prttili, w. -<8, ^e, spell, charm, 

incantation. 
dauberkuort, «. -eS, -e, magic word. 
'j^'hMiii, Sabaoth. 
B^i^tf /. w. score, reckoning. 



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VOCABULARY. 



fßtßt num, ten. 
|r|ttt -er, -e, -^i, »um, tenth. 
BcUl^r n. -», — , sign ; symbol ; Sig- 
nal, [cf. E. token.] 
)f il|«eii, tr, or intr, draw, sketch. 
idge«, /r. point out, indicate, show; 

exhibit. 
Seile,/, w.line. 
Seit,/, w. time ; eine 3<tt lana/ a oer- 

tain time. [<:/. E. tide.] 
deUUmg, /. a short time. 
leit^lMilif, adj. temporary, for the time 

being. 
^le, /. w. cell. [L. oella.] 
^Uer, IM. -8, — , palfrey. 
jer-, iMJ^/. prefnygives ikeforu ofJivi- 

sioMy Separation, 
)erirei|eii, jeTbra^, jerbrix^n, tr, 

break in pieoes, shatter ; f racture. 
^er^tttcltt, tr, misinterpret. 
^rlreleii, tr, distort. 
^r^riifeii, tr, crush, rumple. 
^eftHittenif tr, crumple. 
Sertr^lpe«, tr, Scratch. 
^erlWRlPt, part, adj, ragged. 
ynvmifm\itV or cere«miiel% adj, cere- 

monious. [/^.] 
)ctrei|e«, jerril, jerrtffen, tr, rend, 

tear in pieoes 
^rrifeMr Part, adj, tom, tattered. 
^erfiltege«, aerf^Iufl, yt^^Xis^v^, tr. 

beat in pieoes, batter, bruise. 
aerfiPriNge«, jerfpranfl, jeifpriinaen, 

intr, \., crack or burst in pieoes. 
^erftdrc«, tr, destroy, ruin. 
|crtrcte«r jertrat, sertreten, tr, tread 

or trample under foot. 
^ttclr m, -8, — , slip of paper, ticket, 

labeL \M.L, scedula.] 
3CKgf ». -ed, stuff, cloth, material ; 

toob; bosh, trash. 
^eugeil, intr, \^., witness, testify. 
difgc, /. w, goat. 
3icgcl, m, -%, —, tile. 
3icgc«k0tf r M. -e8, 't, he-goat. 



^felett, sog, gelogen, tr, draw, pull; 
string; rear; re/l, go, march; ex- 
tend ; intr. f^., draw ; impers, ed 
|te^t, there is a draught; intr. f., 
move, prooeed ; pass ; march. 

BitI» n, -e«, -t, aim, goaL \cf, E. tili.] 

5iele«, i^/r. (., aim, take aim. 

iiewIUI, a<^'. suiUble,fitting ; tolerable ; 
moderate; adv, somewhat, rather, 
SO-SO. [)temen.] 

iiereMr tr, omament, adorn. 

^ierlill, adj, elegant, graoefu],delicate. 

lifCimef Mftf adj, gipsy-like. 

BigettMerwetoMe,/. v. gipsy-melody. 

JScmmtt, H, -d, — , room, apartment. 

BiMM» /• w> battlement, pinnacle. 

Bimifil^ttf m, w, tin soldier. 

Bi^^lf w. -d, — , tip, point. 

Bt't|err /. w, guitar, lute. 

Bit|er«Mi|eii, n. -d» — -, girl with a 
lute, guitar-player. 

^Utenif intr, %., tremble, quake, 
shiver. 

BtieU^Kt, m, -t%, H, hat of sable. 

^igem, intr, ^., tarry,delay ; hesitate. 

1. B*V, m, -e8, -e, inch. 

2. B<K, I». -eS, -^, toll, custom, duty. 
[L, teloneum.] 

B<r«, m, -9, wrath, anger. [cf, E, 
scom.] [nant. 

^•niig, adj, wrathful, angry, indig- 

5M, Prep, with dat,^ to ; {with names 
of persans)^ to, in addition to, be- 
sides ; for (purpose) ; also with inf. 
to ; at, in ; adv, to, on forward ; 
{before adj,) too ; following noun 
gov, by Prep, U indieates direction, 
towards; used as sep, accented pro- 
ßx, it tneans: in addition to; di- 
rection; together; in Opposition to 
auf (open), close, unite, bind up. 

SMiUibcii, banb — , -(jebunben, tr, tie 
up ; einem bie Vugen — , blindfold. 

jtitriiigeM, brachte — , -gebrad^t, tr, 
spend, pass. 



VOCABULARY. 



411 



3iti|^ /. discipline, chastity. biegen .] 
^n^itiauü, n. -e9, Hx, penitentiary. 
Sfif^tigen, /r. chastise, punish ; disci- 

pline. 
^ätn or f^dtn, tr. bie V^fetn —, 

shrug the Shoulders; )U(!en, infr. 

f. tr ^., dart, flash, quiver. 
Buffer, m. -%, sugar. [M. L. zucara* 

Arad.] [a cake). 

Butfctlmf^flalif r m. w. sugar-letter {on 
Bniferferfel, n. -%, —, candy-pig. 
f^tdtUf sep. tr. Cover over. 
Siibem', adv. besides, moreover. 
auerft^, adv. first, at first. 
Bvfalf, m. -(e)§/ ^, chance, accident. 
Sitf«aeii, fiel — , -flcfaücn, intr. \„ 

fall to, close ; (zwVA </«/. of ferson)^ 

happen to, devolve upon. 
itifliegcit, fiofl — , -flepoflen, intr.\., 

fly towards. 
SHfrte'^rii, a^'. satisfied, contented, 

happy ; fi(^ — geben, content one seif. 
Sttfügen, /r. add to ; {dat. of person)^ 

inflict upon, cause to one, do. 
Bttflr fn. -eS, ^, draft; procession, 

train (o/cars) ; Impulse ; line, stroke ; 

character, trait, feature; im -e fein, 

be in motion. 
Sn^thtn, qab —, -gefleben, tr. add to; 

grant, concede ; admit. 
Sttflelprii, flinfl —, -geflanflen, intr. f., 

come to pass, happen ; auf einen — , 

go to, approach. 
}tigel|9reil, intr. {with dat.) belong to. 
Bftsefr m. -8, — , reins. 
jlttflltidj^^r adv. at the same time. 
Bttglttftr/. ^e, current of air, draft. 
atigreifeit, griff — , -gegriffen, intr. %., 

lay hold of, seize ; help oneself ; par- 

ticipate. 
Snliaitfe, adv. at home. 
5Ul)9reit, sep. intr. ^. {dat.), listen to. 
Bn^itttr, m. -%, — , listener, auditor ; 

Student. 
5MfMd|lfc«, tr. button (up). 



Bttivftr /. side-dish, relish. 

Btttwiiftr /. future. 

^Hle^t', adv. at last, finally. 

jHM = )u bem. 

KKMtl|c«, j«/. /r. shut, close. 

5Mllid|fK, a^/v. first of all, shortly. 

BttMt^r /. w> tongue. 

SlM»fCtt, /r. or intr. %., pluck, pull. 

Siir = )u ber. 

surr i|t^, ai/i/. to rights, in order. 

Surcbcii, sep. intr. f|. (^<7/.), talk to, 

urge. 
Svrif^tCH, j^/. /r. prepare, arrange. 
SirMfll, /»/r. ^. (</<z/.),be angry {with)^ 

offended at (auf, über, Wegen). 
SMritf' (aurüde), adv. and sep. prefix^ 

back, backward. 
snriunieilcii, blieb — , -geblieben, 

intr. f., be or remain behind ; fall 

Short of . 
SMritfbHtfett, sep. intr. ^., look back. 
5iiritff<|veii, fu^r — , -gefahren, drive 

back; intr. f., start back. 
%wtMt%t%vn, gab — , -gegeben, tr. give 

back, return. 
S«ritfge^eii, ging — , -gegangen, intr. 

f., go back, recede. 
BnrttfgcS'SCW^i^ /• retirement, se* 

clusion, privacy. 
aiirttf^altcii, bielt — , -gehalten, tr. 

hold back. 
BMttttflfttltMllgf /. reserve. 
5iiriltffe^?cii, sep. intr. f., return. 
5iirtttft0««eii, fam — , -gefommen, 

intr. f., come back. 
Sttrttintffe«, tiefe — / -gelaffen, tr. 

leave behind. 
SNritftoKfe«, lief — , -gelaufen, intr. 

f., run back. 
Snrttflegeii, j^/. /r. lay aside, lay by ; 

travel over, pass. 
surttiriie^wcii, nal^m — , -genommen. 

tr, take back, withdraw. 
iNtill|pr«Mcil, sep. intr. \., rebound, 

recoil. 



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VOCABVLARW 



SHrftifnifcn, rief —, -oenifen, /r. call 

back, echo. 
^nritfff^itfciir sep. ir, send'back. 
Siiritfff^icftrn, fi^ob —, -^z\iiio\>tXi, ir, 

push back. 

ir. cast «^r turn back ; repulae. 
imritffiiilenr fanf — , -flefunfcn, intr, 

\., sink back. 
SMrfliftrlegralif^iercn, jtr/. /M/r. ^., 

telegraph back. 
Siirftfftretni, trat — , -getreten, inir. \., 

Step back) withdraw. 
SnrftiftVCifcn, tr. send back; repel| 

reject. 
^Mrftifttpcnkeiir toanbte — , -{jemanbt, 

ir. turn back. 
5«rllih»erf(ii, »arf — , -^tetDorfen, /r. 

throw back. 
Sttrftifiiel^rti, 30a — , -fleaoflen, reß. re- 

treat, retire. 
Btirufr m. -^i, -€, shout; appeal; ac- 

clamation. 
anrufen, rief — , -gerufen, ir, or intr. 

{dai. of Person) call to. 
^nfagen, sep. ir. promise ; /»/r. consent, 

concede. 
^Kfam'men, adv. and sep. preßx^ to- 

gether. [ju and jamen fr. sam, ^. 

same.] 
snfammenbrediien, brac^ —, -gebroc^n, 

intr. \., break down, coUapse. 
snfantmenbringen, bra(|)te —, -^t^ 

brad^lt/ ^r. bring together, collect. 
5ufammenfaffren, fu^r — / -flefa^ren, 

inir. \., start back, shrink. 
5ufamntenf alten, sep. tr. fold up. 
gttfammen^aUen, ^ielt —, -ge^atten, 

intr. \i,, hold together, stand by one 

another. [nection. 

3nfammen^ang, m. -l, coherence, con- 
aufammentummen, fam— /-^etommen, 

intr. f., meet, assemble. 
3ttfamntenfnnft, /. H, meeting, Con- 
ference, interview. 



3nf«nnnc«l<nf, m. -^, H, concourse; 

mob; riet, 
^nfninwennft^en, sep, tr, sew together. 
^fMmneniinirlen, sep. intr, ^., whirl 

together, close together. 
anfMiniemrollen, tr, roll together, roll 

up. 
^fanunenft^mclacn, fi^mols —, -ge^ 

fi^moljen, intr, f., melt together, 

melt down, 
anfammcnfi^ett, fafe — , -flejejfen, intr. 

%., Sit together, be assembled. 
Snfawmentl^nn, t^ot — , -getrau, //. 

put together ; refl, dose, unite. 
snjnmmcntrngcn, trug — , -getragen, 

tr, collect,_gather. 
Sttfammentreten, trat — , -getreten, 

intr, \., come together, meet. 
Snfammenmnf^fen, h)u(^d —, -gemac^:: 

fen, intr, \,, grow together. 
}ttfantntenioeirfen, »orf —, -geworfen, 

tr, throw together. 
anfantmenwtffeln, tr, roll together. 
3nfil^aner, m. -8, — , looker-on, spec- 

tator. [shut to, slam. 

anfi^Iagen, f(^Iug — , -gefc^logen, tr, 
Snfl^neien, sep, intr, \., be snowed 

over, covered with snow. 
^f (^reiben, f(^rieb — , -gef(brieben, tr, 

{dat.) ascribe to. 
Snff^reiten, fc^ritl — , -gefc^ritten, intr, 

f., approach ; advance vigorously. 
jufl^toeben, sep, intr, f. or ^., soar or 

fly towards. 
ittff^mimmen, jt^wamm — , -ge)(^iDom= 

men, intr. f. or ^. {dat.\ swim 

towards. 
in'feljien, fa^ — , -gelegen, intr. 1)., 

look on, witness. 
juftanbe, also gu jlonbe, with bringen 

or {ommeu, accomplish; come to 

pass. 
ju'ftimmen, sep. intr. \^., agree, assent. 
autragen, trug — , -getragen, refl. 

happen, chance. 



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413 



^it^trauett, sep. tr. {dat.) beiieve one 

capable of, give one credit for; ex- 

pect of one. 
atttrrffrn, traf — , -fletroffcn, intr. \)., 

agree, correspond. 
ittHor^r adv. before, previously; also 

used as se/>. prefix, 
juloeilen, adv. at times, once in a while, 

occasionally {dat. //.). 
jtt'ttPeiibfn, luanbte —, -gctoaubt, tr. 

turn toward ; devote to ; bestow upon. 
^Utoi'ber ,/r<r/. {dat.preceding) against, 

contrary. 
5tt$tel|enr aofl — , -flesoflcit, tr. draw to, 

attract. 
au^tpitfl^eru, sep. intr. (). {dat) twitter, 

chirp to. 
)toäti0eii, tr. press, force into (in). 
^ttPan^tg, num. twenty. 
5loar, adv. indeed, certainly ; of course, 

to be sure. [}e tvare/ in sooth.] 



5lliei, num. two. 

dtveifel, m. -§, — , doubt. [gmet.] 

5toetfe(it, tr. doubt; ^loeifelnb, que»- 

tioning. 
3tt»eig, m. -e3, -e, twig, branch. 
jtneimal, o^z;. twice. 
5)9eifd)heibtg, adj. double-edged. 
^tpeit -er/ -c, -eS, ««»«. 00^'. second. 
gloeitend, a^/v. jf(^». secondly. 
Bttierg, »«. -cS, -€, dwarf. 
atomgeii, amang, gestoungen, /r. force, 

compel. 
Btoingliof r m. -e§, ^e, citadel. 
Stofimeti, tr. twist, twine. 
Jlotffl^ett, /r<r/. zwVÄ ^a/. ör acc.^ be- 

tween, among. [</a/. //. of in a»</ 

<7^j. adj. gn)if(^, twofold,/r. jloei.] 
Bttiifdieilfan, m. -c8, *e, inddent, 

episode. 
jloÖIf, »i/m. twelve. 
5loi}Ift -er, -t, -e%, num. adj. twelfth. 



GRAMMATICAL INDEX. 



mhtnh = West, 162, 24. 
ühttf when not introductory, 1, 15. 
abstrax^ noun for concrete, 107, i. 
in plural, 10, 24; 80,2; 81, 7; 

99, 13; 165, 20. 
accusative, used absolutely, 8, 1 1 ; 

35, 18-19; A 13; 170,9. 

in adv. expressions, 7, 27. 

of direction, 3, 4; 3, 6; 3, 12- 

13; 3, 13-14; 7,9; 22, 16; 38,9; 

180, 29. 

of deünite time, 4, 9 ; 5, 7. 

extent of time, 10, 4 ; 117, 28. 

with getoal^r/ 7, 16. 

of pers. and thing, 20, 10. 

with Ic^ulbifi/ 2d Select., Title. 

after fielen, 196, 18. 

Space passed over, 22, 3 ; 35, 21 ; 

150,31. 
verbs with two accs., 20, 10 ; 197, 



10. 
adjective, when written with capitals, 

109, 30 ; 127, 2. 

formed from adv., 117, 29. 

form of, after anbete/ 112, 17. 

after etttja§ or tuaä, 127, 2. 

after feine, 21, i. 

form of, after pers. pron., 10, 16 ; 

141, 13; 213, 19; 230,8. 

in appos., 36, 19 ; 38, 8. 

predicate, 29, 5. 

with nouns of diff. genders, 65, 19 ; 



adjective, proper, how formed, 5, 15. 

used substantively, 5, 15 ; 95, 19; 

127, 2. 

iininflected, 5, 14; 69, 19; 77, 12; 



81, 6; 84, 14; 104, 20; 110, 9; 134, 

13 ; 146, 14. 
adverb, of direction, after prep., 10, 

14; 141,13; 157,13; 222,18. 

with force of prep., 9, 21. 

formed from adj., 45, 13. 

Compound, for pron. gov. by prep. 

1, 9; 7, 18-19; 9, 21 ; 22, 28; 23, 

19 ; 25, 19 ; 29, 21 ; 61, 25. 
for omitted verb of motion, 11, 



79, 19. 
— possess. used substantively, 5, 28. 



23; 19,28; 23,19; 50, 6; 94, 23; 

133, 22; 150, 12; 157, 31 ; 218, 11. 
mtnlUf 97, 7. 

alle tüfit = jeben Xoq, 45, 3. 
alle ttitb lebe, 106, 3. 
an = ganS/ 86, 11. 

uninfl., 84, 14. 

allem, position of, 4, 2 ; 7, 6 ; 140, 21. 
aUiteration. 58, 5 ; 93, 16 ; 101, 3-4; 

109,22; 220,15. 
allf|ter for I)ter, 64, 13. 
ald, to intimate conclusion, 23, 4 ; 66, 

24 ; 208, 6. 
aUhalh = \obaib, 42, 19 ; 108, 27. 
anhtvt for zweite, 21, 8. 

form of adj. after, 112, 17. 

attbern for näd^flen, 111, 27. 
anfangen = do, 165, 22. 
apposition, adj. in app., 83, 8. 

names of cities, 4, 25. 

noun after SRenfle, 27, 11. 

noun after Stüd, 31, 25 ; 33, 9. 



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INDEX. 



artide, def., after o}iit, 187, 24. 
omitted, 7, 5 ; 8, 2 ; 76, 1 1 ; 106, 

14-15. 
in place of poss. pron., 1, 15 ; 2, 

5-6; 5,9; 8,21; 24,24. 
before proper names, 106, 8 ; 149, 



«5- 

indef., used substantively, 1, 10. 

auf, use of, 3, 13-14 ; 23, 25 ; 163, 20. 

auf baftr 107, 17. 

auxiliary, ^obett/ with verbs of rest, 

17, 21-2. 
auxiliary, omitted, 26, 17; 58, 12; 

63, 12; 64, 18; 67, 7; 67, 11; 83 

10; 95, 17; 107,13; 109,27; 136, 

15; 152,9; 155,28. 

precedes two Inf., 112, 23. 

jcin, with intrans. verbs, 3, 4. 

when part. has force of adj., 31, 8. 



B 



bttlbe, archaic for bolb, 84, 7 ; 7, 10. 
eecfler SBeiitd, 74, 16. 
begegnen, with dat., 1, 13. 
bei ■= at house of, 65, 18. 

with acc, 14, 11-12. 

without ju. 

beim = bei bem, 2, 4. 
®ett, figuratively used, 91, 25-26. . 
»Hb = crucifix, 100, 11. 
bleiben, with inf., 175, 3. 
bitte = i(^ bitte ©ie, 176, 11. 

C 

S^riftl, Lat. decl., 100, 3. 
collectiyely, nouns used, 114, 28 ; 

152, 20. 
condition and conclusion, 6, 7; 

23,4. 
COnjunctioxiB, denoting a purpose, 5, 

20. 
condusion, intimated by a(S, 23, 4 ; 
66, 24. 



conditional sentence, 94, i. 
Couplets, riming, 7, 6 ; 72, 19 ; 90, 23. 



D 



ba, rel. adv. of time, 64, 15. 
bafieim := ju ^auje, 40, 24. 
btnn, to suggest condition, 178, 17. 
Xnnf, sing, for Eng. plu., 2, 11. 

depend. on verb understood, 175, 4. 

buran, used anticipatively, 9, 14; 9, 

28; 11,14; 61,25; 62,14. 
baranf = toorauf, 75, 14; 75, 16; 75, 

25- 
barob = barüber, 72, 19. 

barum = um fic, 25, 19. 

bat, as declarative or causal conj., 64, 

17- 
dative, in ablative sense, 16, 29. 

with beßCflnen, 1, 13; 6, 12. 

ethical, 80, 9; 224, 23. 

of indirect obj., 8, 22 ; 118, 18. 

with mac^ien, Irönen, etc., 97, 7 ; 

98, 28. 

with na^c, 138, 28 ; 196, 5. 

with names of inns (ju), 2, 2 ; 



39, 20. 

— with 9lot, 98, 4. 

— after adj., 139, 9 ; 211, 10. 

— partitive, after verbs (öon), 5, 11 ; 
25, 27. 

— after numerals, 21, 3. 

— of pers. pron. instead of poss. adj., 



7, 10; 8,21; 137, 5. 

— of possess., 5, 9; 13, 27-28; 22, 
13; 24,27; 139,3; 210,4. 

— of Separation, 53, 28. 

— expressing time in which, etc., 4, 



24. 



with Compound verbs, 5, 25 ; 44, 
26 ; 140, 12. 

with toegen, 49, 5. 



babon = t)on bcmfctben, 22, 28. 
beulen, with gen., 34, 25. 
benn == bann, 36, 6. 



INDEX. 



417 



bfTr emphatic demon. pron., 154, 25. 
%tx bit for 3)u. ber bu, 83, 19. 
berfelüe, for pers. pron., 1, 7. 
bertpeU = Ȋ^rcnb, 16, 16 ; 67, 2. 
bettfl|tettr governmentj 13, 7. 
bie, demon., 186, 25 ; 210, 18. 
diminutive of endearment, 31, 18. 
Xl«9, plur. in -er, 164, 6. 
bOfi^r after cond. sent., 64, 10. 

with verbs of wishing, 20, 20. 

btütt^ = brausen, 81, 24. 
bUr use of, 138, 10. 
bftrfeitr 138, 22. 



E 



eittr to supply missing cases of man, 

12,6; 12, 16; 210,4. 
eittiittber = fit^ einanber, 54, 15 ; 206, 

27. 
einer, for man, 24, 3. 
einmal and ettt'ntal, 6, 9. 
elfeforclf, 21, 10. 
ellipsis after unb, 116, 16 ; 215, 5. 
Chrbett (auf), 6, 15. 
etloren, from obs. erfiefen, 102, 14. 
t^, anticipative, 82, 15. 
effeti and freffett, 8, 19. 
eittl^, dat., object of influence, 211, 10. 
euer, for possess. plu. of bu, 1, 10. 



F 



facüüye, pred., 24, 18; 69, 12; 75, 

22; 97, 7; 98,28. 
Ofatt, French word, 72, 18. 
Sfü^ntoittb, 109, 14. • 
fSfrauentaSr 12, 19. 
treffen, used of animals, 8, 19. 
^rennb unb Sf^inb, coli., 114, 28. 
fromm, loyal = Lat. plus, 90, 17. 
förber, archaic, 85, 2. 
fftrtoiitfig = öortuifeifl, 39, 15. 
8fftrf», 1, 6. 
fnture, for pres., 70, 4. 



G 



gan), uninfi. before names of places, 27, 

ZI. 

ge, omitted with past part., 4, i ; 77, 9. 

as prefix, with nouns, 53, 21. 

with past part., 2, 10. 

(SeSft = branches, 44, 6. 

geben for fein, 112, i ; 190, 4. 

@ef|oft, 172, 17. 

gegenüber, as noun, 121, 18. 

geteert, past part. with adj. force, 46, 

II. 
gelten, 174, 6. 
^ema^I, archaic use, 60, 10. 
gender, names of places, 2, i. 

names of rivers, 81, 8. 

use of natural for grammatical, 5, 

8; 77,13; 177, I. 
genitive, with ac^tnel^men, 85, 9. 

adverbial, 1, i. 

of charac, 142, 8 ; 209, 12. 

after t)abl)aft, 162, 10. 

of indef. time, 1, i ; 9, 22 ; 105, 8. 

of manner, 10, 20 ; 17, 6 ; 28, 5. 

after mübe, 83, 23. 

after not, 98, 4. 

partitive, 5, 11 ; 21,3; 210, 2. 

possess., Position of, 5, 10- 11. 

with jierben, 23, 6. 

with um . . . Jüitten, 110, i. 

with unflemol^nt, 151, 16. 

with verbs denoting mental state, 

34,25; 105, 12; 112, 18. 

after tooK, 27, 25. 

with njcgen, 3, 19. 

with juf rieben, 12, i. 

genug, Position of, 141, 17. 

getpa^r, with acc, 7, 16. 

gemorfen = in bie fjrluc^t geworfen, 

118, 30. 
gieb = flieb mir, 147, 6. 
g(ei($ = obfllcic^, 64, 2d stanza, 1. 19. 
gätben = golben, 69, 20. 



4i8 



INDEX, 



H 

S^V «sk Ottt, 101, 3 ; 106, 3. 
|«iai as aux. of intr. verbs, 17, 21-22. 
^%vk'% » ^aben €te, 157, 21. 
MU, uninflected before name of place, 

27, 11; 50,25. 
4^cHc =: ^aQen. 60, 7. 
4^t'« km», colloq. ==: 3fi ed Denn, 157, 

19. 
^ikm = ouf ber ^eibe, weak form of 

dat. sing., 70, 18. 
^r, with acc. of space, 71, 19. 
^err, how used, 1, 3. 
^er^, archaic form of ^tx\, 64. 1 5 ; 

79,6; 87,12. 
%o^t how infl., 36, 6. 
««f, 101, 6. 
IpNli m = ^ob an, 52, 29; 66, u. 



K 

ftemrttttlfe, pl^ 114, 7. 
tteiae^, use of, 153, 17. 
ft«a^ = 3ünaüna. 10, 17- 
ftifle« = Pö(n, 89, 2. 
XwmmxM, for oef ommen, 78, 9. 
Irirftnif colloq. for betamen, 20, 20. 
ft««^ = 9la4ri((t, 58.9. 
ftnrfirflni, 112, 16. 



ItffeKr in causative sense, i8, 8-9 ; 74, 

2-3- 
with adv. = become, 136, 20. 

permit, 143, 2. 

liri, in fixed expressions, 6, 9; 6, 16; 

210,17; 222,25. 

Mcgm ^ situated, 159, 27. 



immer = in any case, 177, 13. 
immer ntd|t, 140, 6. 
indicatiTe for imper., 90, 24 ; 226, 26. 
infinitlYe for imper., 236, 2. 

as neuter noun, 2, 4 ; 7, 6 ; 129, 14. 

in pass. sense, 21, 9; 28, 18. 

perf. pass., as noun, 183, 2-3. 

with au, gov. by o^ne, 3, 21-22 ; 

7,25. 

without }U after certain verbs, 6, 



14; 10,10; 10, 21; 10, 28; 11, 19; 

24, 1 ; 24, 5 ; 24, 15 ; 123, 15 ; 146, 1 1. 

with uni/ 4, 17-18. 

inns, name of, 2, 2 ; 39, 20. 
myersion, to express cond., 62, 20; 

66,24; 72, 5. 
concess., 78, 8 ; 82, 1 1. 



ja, inferential, 159, 6. 
iegtiflrer = ein jeber, 107, 29. 
3eftt, Lat. vocative, 118, 8. 



M 

mal = einmal, 72, 12. 

9Ratk, poetical for ^äb(^n, 66, 5. 

man, oblique cases of, 12, 6. 

mani^, uninflected, 69, 19. 

aR<innerfl»eii mac^n, 19, i. 

aȊr(e), archaic for 9la(ftri*t, 37, 25 ; 

67, 10. 
aRariengarn, 164, 10. 
"SitiMt = meadow, 108, 2. 
meinen = longed, 137, 2;. 
meinetmegen, 188, 24. 
JiRenge, before uninfl. noun, 10, 15; 

27, II. 
aRinne, archaic for ßicbe, 36, 27. 
mir'n = mir ein, 80, 9. 
mit, with verbs, 213, 11. 
SRittag, south, 101, 20. 
mitten, used with prep., 7, i. 
mttbe, with gen., 7, 6 ; 83, 23. 
used factitively with intr. verb, 

11, 20. 



INDEX, 



419 



N 



na, 181, 18; 222,1. 

tiad^r Position of, 34, 7. 

9{ftd|fteii, from nalie, 2, 15. 

tiail^td, old gen., 9, 22. 

namet prop. of country in appos., 4, 25. 

ttSmltd^, use of, 7, 18. 

negative, double, 79, 2 ; 79, 14 ; 79, 19. 

neuter, 209, 15. 

itit = nid&t, 66, 16. 

noBel, 176, 19. 

noun, pl. for sing., 22, 23. 

noiins, two, of kindred signif., 39, 19. 

lt0t, with gen., 98, 4. 

number of verb, changed, 80, 6. 

nnmeral, infiected, 21, 10; 64, 7 ; 82, 

24. 
Xiyxi\ W mir einer, 210, 31. 
nur, with rel., 29, 21. 

O 

ob, for obfltei(^, 91, 3. 

for über, 106, 22. 

for tDCöCn, 67, 15. 

in questions, 138, 12. 

object, placed first for emphasis, 

219, 2. 
omitted, 39, 11 ; 94, 23 ; 122, 20 ; 

178, 4 ; 183, 29. 
€lirig(eit, with -S in gen., 191, 19. 
öfter« = often, 63, 2. 
Order, inverted, 1, 5 ; 1, 8. 
to express concession, 77, 8 ; 82, 

II. 



— to express condition, 62, 20 ; 66, 
24 ; 72, 5. 

— when eS Stands first, 3, i. 
inverted for emphasis or vivid 



effect, 70, 17; 175, 10. 

— when pred. modifier Stands first. 
1,4; 1,8. 

— normal, 1, 5. 

— with comp, tenses, 1, 5, 



Order, " normal " instead of " in- 
verted," 174, 4 ; 179, 19; 186, 25. 

instead of transposed, 21, 24 ; 

93, 18. 

transposed, 1,5-7; 1, 10; l,ii; 

1, 12. 

in exclam. sentences, 25, i. 

Dflern, 152, i. 



ipaar, indeclinable, 25, 18. 
participle, passive, with adj. force, 

38, i; 46, II. 
past, for imperative, 1, 17 ; 48, 5 ; 

145, 3-4 ; 219, 19. 

expressing preliminary condition. 



39, 22. 
partidples, perf. of verbs in -ieren, 

4,1. 
participle, perf., for pres., used ad- 

verbially, 8, 7 ; 24, 22 ; 38, 5 ; 89, 16. 
passive, with fein, 31, 8. 
perf. for fut. perf., 43, 20. 
person of verb, after rel. pron., 46, 

21 ; 98, 2-3. 
plural, of abstract nouns, 10, 24 ; 39, 

12; 80,2; 81,7; 99,13; 101,23; 

165, 20. 

of Lat. nouns in -ium, 136, 2. 

of numerals, 21, 10 ; 64, 7. 

for sing., 22, 23; 114, 7 ; 142, 17; 

147, 17; 152,1. 

of verb with titles, 48, 21. 



^rac^t, as prefix, 215, 3. 
prefixes, order of, 1, 5. 

inseparable, 1, 5. 

separable, 2, 10. 

prep. with jlciflen, 166, 23 ; 169, 13. 
prepositions with acc, 3, 2. 

with dat. and acc, 3, 13, 14. 

with gen., 3, 19. 

with pass., 31, 8. 

present tense, for fut., 12, 27 ; 25^ 13,- 
61, 9; 72, 5, 127. 



420 



INDEX. 



preterit f or perf ., 58,11. 

^IHäs, 1, 6. 

prononn, demon. for rel., 19, 25 ; 20, 

26. 
jd pers. used for ad, 65, 19 ; 

220, 22. 

— poss., in agreement with two 

words, 185, 25. 

reflex. of 3d pers., 1, 16; 17, 1. 

relating to a clause, 7, 3. 



Q 

ilttcnlr from quer, 80, 16. 



B 

Webe frelieti, 196, 18. 
Steifige, obsolete, 92, 19. 
rimed phrases, 7, 6; 40, 17. 
rivtn, gender of, 81, 8. 
MfttU, 107, 28. 



S 



'5, for gen. of c§, 12, i ; 94, 24. 
fdiabe, as pred. adj.. 49, 16 ; 176, 27. 
@f^eiben nitb meibeit, 43, 6. 
ff^(eff|t = simple, 16, 19. 
ff^on, concessive, 54, 29. 
8il^dn Xttttl, 175, 4. 
f^ulbig, with acc, 2d Select., Title. 
Seiben^eug, in appos., 31, 25. 
fein, aux. of perfect., 3, 4. 

one's, 176, 26. 

for jcien, 186, 2. 

feinett for feiniflen, 147, 7 ; 152, 6. 

fit^r 1, 16. 

ftijett = fi(^ fe^en, 131, i. 

fo, after implied condition, 145, 13. 

fold^r uninfl., before indef. art., 8, 21. 

fotteit, 23, 9 ; 138, 22. 

fottte titir auf^ tto(^ fel^lett, 209, 27. 

fonbertt, after negative, 8, 12. 



6miiier gen. for bei €oitne, 69, 2. 

ef^ajicrv in composition, 1, 13. 

flaf^n, for flehen, 79, 18 ; 94, 17. 

Sftattge, 211, 16. 

flatt, for anfiatt, 27, 16. 

fkeigeti, meaning with prep., 166, 23. 

©terfe = ^ffirfe, 165, 3. 

BtreSB, in Compound verbs, 141, 3. 

flftnbe =s flfinbe, 165, 20. 

■nbject, clause used as, 94, 15 ; 105, 

23- 
emphasized by position, 66, 13. 

omitted, 1, 4 ; 58, 14 ; 67, i ; 67, 

3 ; 183, 5 ; 197, 9. 

repetition of, 67, 3. 



Bnbjimctiye, in condition, 6, 7. 

in conclusion, 6, 7 ; 23, 4 ; 208, 6. 

conclusion intimated by ot§, 23, 4. 

confirmatory, 226, 16. 

after conjunctions of purpose, 5, 



20. 



— as imperative, 48, i ; 51, 4 ; 143, 
10; 212,5-6. 

— of indirect statement, 2, 20-21 ; 
5, 1 1-12 ; 9, 16 ; 16, 14 ; 47, 19 ; 113, 
4; 113,22; 140,17. 

— Optative, 13, 22. 

-^ Potential, 128, 11 ; 207, 1 ; 208, 3. 
to soften positiveness of as- 



sertion, 54, 8 ; 196, 21 ; 209, 8. 

pret., implying dissent., 184, 

16; 197,6. 

— pret. for fut., 149, 29, 

— of wish, 1, 18. 



T 



Xagd itttwr, 42, 3. 

taufenb, in comp., 167, 27 ; 220, 22. 

tense, Compound, position of Inf. or 

part., 1, 5* 
in indirect quotations, 152, 8 ; 

155, II ; 157, 12. 

pres. for fut., 12, 27; 25, 13 ; 61, 



9 j 70,4; 147, 29. 



INDEX, 



421 



tenfle. pres. for perf., 6, 25 ; 195, 23. 

pret. for perf., 58, 11. 

pret. for pluperf., 77, i. 

t^ttn, aux., 64, 12 ; 79, 4-19. 

omitted, 25, u ; 153, 3. (tjor jidd) 

t](|un, 171, 10. tl()un and [(Raffen, 

220, lo-ii. 

time of action, how expressed, 5, 7. 



title, of married women, 123, 4. 
Sloüaf for Sabaf, 157, 20. 
%xtXi\ rime with bei, 63, 20. 



U 



Wer, adv., with force of prep., 7, 18-19. 

ül»ri8, pred. adj., 29, 5. 

um . . . ^cr, obj. between parts of, 137, 

27-28. 
um * * * tpiUeit, 110, i. 
ttttb, ellipsis after, 115, 16 ; 215, 5. 

omitted, 62, 18. 

unfereind, 209, 15. 



verb, agrees with foll. noun when t% 

begins sentence, 3, i. 
agreement after rel. pron., 42, 21 ; 

83, 19; 98,2-3. 
derived from Compound noun, 13, 



22. 



— governing two accus., 20, 10 j 
197, 10. 

— in a factitive sense, 10, 20 ; 69, 12 ; 



75,22; 97, 7; 97,28. 

— impersonal for passive, 61, 6. 

— used impersonally, 28, 22 ; 41, 15 ; 
51, 26-27; 54, 5-6; 59, 11; 61,6; 
64, 21; 68, 17; 90, 15; 137, 27; 
158, 14. 

— long form of 3d pers. sing., 74, 12- 



14. 

— of motion, omitted after tPoQen, 
138, 16; 138, 17; 138,20. 



verb, omitted, 106, 10 ; 185, 12 ; 198, 
26 ; 206, 1-2. 

plural verb with titles, 48, 21. 

sing., with several subjects, 20, 19 ; 



65, 21. 



— trans. in Eng., intr. in Germ., 
used intransitively, 156, 13. 

— two verbs of kindred mean., 



82,4. 
Iftel, inflected after def. art., 26, 29, 
Hiel, uninfl., 3, 4. 

Hotter, in appos., after noun, 9, 12. 
kior, expressing cause, 8, 14. 

w 

«Bätbertoärtig = toalbluärtS, 86, 16. 
Iiiad, used adverbially, 10, 10 ; 14, 30 ; 

31, I. 
coUoq. for »arum, 11, 20; 

69, 13. 

for ettuaö, 12, 21 ; 82, 16. 

after indef, antecedent, 14, 6 ; 



126, 2. 

füt/ separated, 9, 14. 



megen, with dat., 49, 5 ; position of, 

3,19. 
»eiti« for Sßcin, 74, 16. 
weak form of adj. with gen., 105, 8. 
ttiei^fagett, used impers, 28. 22. 
aBettc im SCuge, 181, 21-22. 
toeiftt bn ? 137, 24. 
toet(!|, before indef. art., 217, 3. 
loeCf^ed = mal, 7, 3. 
SBeli^er, 91, 4. 
luentg, when uninfl., 3, 4. 
ttfenn for aU/ 152, 10. 
toc« = mejfcii, 107,21. 
toic, colloq. for inbcm, 136, 9. 

in comparison, 62, 19. 

relating to f ol^cr, 250, 16. 

SBtnben, 13, 7. 

toiffen = f bnnen, 53, 9. 

too = rel. adv. of time, 21, 28 ; 22, 14 ; 

174, 2. 



422 



INDEX, 



IO0M» lends Chance to verb, G.*), 1 7. 

lOO^Kft, long form, 74, 12. 

tDonm ^ to be on point of, 22, 24 ; 45, 

22-23. 
in imp., 48, i; 51, 4; 143, 10; 

212, 5-^. 

simple futurity, 168, 12. 



WOrdB of Idndred signif., »9, 19 ; 222, 

II. 
morgen for oetvorbeii/ 161, 19. 
omitted, 67, 7. 



Ipftnffleil, with ju, in pass. sence, 21, 9. 
Würbe or tuerbe, 149, 29. 

Z 

»ir^t iiit^t, 211, I. 

511, Position with inf., 2, 10. 

omitted with inf., 10, 10, 22 ; 11, 

19; 123, 15; 146, 11-12. 
Snfrtrbrn, with acc. or gen., 12, i. 
SNrttife, archaic for jurfitf, 85, 12. 



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